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.