Concise Encyclopedia of Construction Terms and Phrases

Karl F. Schmid

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This is the first up-to-date, comprehensive reference on building construction terms and phrases to have been published in recent years. The coverage will be wide ranging from familiar terms like 'concrete' to arcane terms like 'elutriator.' Entries are explained in terms of their use in specific types of construction. Common construction math formulas are also explained. The book will provide ample resources for further reference and study, including listings of relevant associations and societies, as well as governmental agencies involved with the construction industry.

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Armen S. Casparian

Armen S. Casparian, professor of chemistry, Wentworth Institute of Technology (retired June 2013) and adjunct professor at Community College of Rhode Island. He is a chemical and engineering consultant in private practice with over 40 years of experience and expertise in: designing, developing, and teaching applied and engineering chemistry courses; laboratory instruction; chemical health and safety issues; compliance with OSHA and EPA regulations, and product liability issues --paints, coatings and adhesives failure.