Architectural and Engineering Glossary
A roof supported by hammer beams.
A bracket under a hammer beam to support it.
Said of stone masonry which has been shaped and brought to a relatively smooth finish by means of a hammer only.
A paint finish which appears to have been applied over hammered metal;produced by the use of nonleafing metallic pigment plus tinting pigments which are mixed in a special binder.
A pendant which is in the shape of a pilasterserves as an impost for a hammer brace.
Translucent glass made by embossing rolled glass on one side to resemble beaten meta
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A heavy duty jib crane with a counterbalance,giving it a T shaped appearance.
See double dovetail key.
Said of a chisel which is to be struck with a hammer,rather than a mallet.
The curve of shorter radius which adjoins the impost at each side of a three or four centered arch.
Same as hanse arch.
1.The direction, left or right, of the swing of a door (when viewed from the side usually considered the outside) or associated doorframes or hardware. A left-hand door has hinges on the left and the door swings away;a left-hand reverse door swings toward the viewer.A right hand door has hinges on the right and swings away.A right-hand reverse door swings toward the viewer.2.Of a spiral stair,designates the direction of turn of the stair.Right-hand refers to a stair on which the user turns clockwise as he descends.Left hand refers to a stair on which the user turns counter-clockwise as he descends.
Same as brace,3.
Same as screw clamp
A very small elevator driven by manual power,once used to carry written communications and light goods between floors.
A wooden tool used to fill in and float a plaster surface;used to produce a level base coat or a textured finish coat.
A hand held surveying instrument used for rough checks of elevations and leveling work,usually limited in use to a radius of 200 ft (approx. 60 m) from an established elevation.Consists of a metal sighting tube (but no telescope) in which a spirit level is observed opposite the horizontal cross hair.
A line used to hand operate a counterweight,curtain,or other component in the rigging system of a theater stage.
See push plate.
Same as screw clamp.
Same as tin snips.
Same as dressed stone.
See wrought nail.
Same as a manhole,except that it is smaller in size;often located at the termination of an underground service entrance.
See Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The reinforcement of a product that is required or desirable to prevent its damage during its moving,handling,unloading,and storage,prior to its final installation.
Same as hand line.
A metal rod with threads and a nut at each end;used to bolt together two mating surfaces in a butt joint.
The vertical distance between the upper surface of a top rail and the finish floor.
A spiral handrail end.
Same as handrail scroll.
1.Same as handrail.2.Handrail construction which includes the provision of handrail scrolls about landings and winders.
Any hand held saw for cutting wood having a handle at one end;operated manually.
A shed or shelter,particularly a structure for the shelter,service,and repair of aircraft.
A bolt having a machine bolt thread on one end and a tapered lag-screw thread on the other;used in heavy timber construction.
1.The mounting of a door on its frame on hinges.2.The mounting of an operable window sash in its frame.
In later Gothic architecture and derivatives,a freestanding vertical rib or buttress which is supported from a wall by a corbel rather than by its own foundation.
A small extension of the roof structure beyond the end wall,at the gable end of a barn or house; usually located at the ridge;encloses a heavy beam that supports the rigging used to hoist materials to upper stories.
A metal gutter which is hung from the eaves of a roof by metal ties,sometimes with support from the fascia.
That part of a doorframe to which the hinges are attached.
A pew raised on posts and usually set apart from the less prestigious seating,accessed by a private stair.
The post on which a gate or door is hung.
The rail of a door to which a hinge is fastened.
A hung sash.
A scaffold that is suspended by ropes and pulleys.
Shingling on vertical or near vertical slopes.
1.A stone step cantilevered from the wall and free at the other end.2.See cantilever steps.
A step usually constructed without a continuous carriage,1 for support;instead the steps are bolted together so that each step provides support for the one above and the one below;used,for example,in architecture of the Shakers,a religious sect of English origin that settled in America in the late 18th century.
See hinge stile.
An arch having a crown of different curvature than the haunches,which are thus strongly marked;usually a basket handle or three centered or four centered arch.