Flashcards in Definitions Deck (362)
an amount included in a construction budget, normally 5 to 10 percent, to provie for unforeseen or unpredictable costs
the maximum flood level with a 1% probability of occurring within a given year
100 year flood
a buttressing or supporting structure
building whose function is secondary to that of the main structure
the branch of physics that deals with sound. In architectural application, the sound qualities of a room or space.
In an ancient Greek city, a citadel, usually on a high plateau
tax based on the value of the property being taxed
ad Valorum Tax
a sun-dried brick of earth, used in the American Southwest
The branch of philosophy that deals with the quality, aspects, and perception of beauty
commits buyer to perform specific duty in the future.
the legal concept that one person, the agent, acts on behalf of another, the principal, in dealing with another, the third party. (architect = agent; client = principal; and contractor = 3rd party)
the rights to the use or control of space above a property, such as highways, railroad tracks, or buildings
reflectivity measured as the relative permeability of a surface to radiant energy flowing in either direction
horizontal or vertical deviation from the straight or level centerline of the road.
determined by use group and type of construction. may be increased if fire-suppression system or adequate street frontage is provided. bylaws also restrict building height.
allowable building height
desireable features of or near a building that increases the property's value
payment of a loan over the life of the loan using equal payments at equal intervals. Each payment provides for a portion to be applied to the principal and the remainder to be applied to the interest.
an arena encircled by tiers of seats
a major tenant in shopping mall such as department store that in theory serves to attract shoppers to the mall to benefit other smaller stores
an electromagnetc device that indicates the activation of cetain circuits; a device to signal the existence and location of a fire in a building.
giving human characteristics to nonhuman things
estimation of a property's value made by a qualified appraiser
the eastern or altar end of a church, usually semi-circular in plan.
a natural, underground reservoir form which wells draw water
normally two lane per direction, no parking on street, traffic lights, sometimes with restaurants and shops. connects expressway to street serving residential area (collector-distributor). access to expressway is controlled.
masonry having a face of square or rectangular stones.
the value given to a property by local jurisdiction to be used to assess taxes on the property. It's a percentage of the actual value (market value)
connects two major spaces with smaller branches on either side. common in shopping malls
is the angle between the north vector and the perpendicular projection of the star down onto the horizon.