Architectural and Engineering Glossary

Junior College

A post high school institution which offers a 2 year program of study of a terminal nature or in preparation for continued college studies.

Junior Mortgage

One in which the lender’s claim against the owner is subordinate to that of a first mortgage holder or another claim which has priority.


A territory such as a state,province,county,shire,or municipality,that enforces building codes,construction standards,laws,and/or regulations within which its authority is exercised.

Jut Window

Any window that projects from the line of the building,as a bow window or bay window.


A plant fiber;forms a cheap,strong,durable yarn;used in the manufacture of canvas and hessian and for the backing of carpet to add strength and stiffness.


A jetty.