A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying, and Civil Engineering

A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying, and Civil Engineering

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By (author) Christopher Gorse, By (author) Governor General of Canada David Johnston, By (author) Martin Pritchard

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 512 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 195mm x 29mm | 374g
  • Publication date: 4 May 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199534462
  • ISBN 13: 9780199534463
  • Illustrations note: c. 50 line drawings
  • Sales rank: 79,362

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This A to Z is the most up-to-date dictionary of building, surveying, and civil engineering terms and definitions available. Written by an experienced team of experts in the respective fields, it covers in over 7,500 entries the key areas of construction technology and practice, civil and construction engineering, construction management techniques and processes, and legal aspects such as contracts and procurement. Illustrations complement entries where necessary and other extra features include entry-level web links, which are listed and regularly updated on a companion website. Its wide coverage makes it the ideal reference for students of construction and related areas, as well as for professionals in the field.

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Dr Martin Pritchard is a Reader in Civil Engineering at Leeds Metropolitan University. He is a Civil Engineer and has conducted extensive international work on water purification systems and developed sustainable approaches to infrastructure works in developing countries. He also has a particular interest in geotechnics.