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Dictionary of Building and Civil Engineering
Preface to Dictionary of Building and Civil Engineering
In the previous couple of a long time civil engineering has undergone substantial technological change which has, naturally, been refleded within the terminology employed within the business.
Efforts are actually being made in lots of international locations to carry a few systematization and unification of technical terminology typically, and tbat of civil engineering particularly.
The publication of a multilingual dicionary of civil engineering phrases has been necessitated by the enlargement of worldwide cooperation and data change on this subject, in addition to by the shortage of appropriate up to date bilingual didionaries.
This Dictionary accommodates some 14 000 English phrases along with their German, French, Dutch and Russian equivalents, that are utilized in the principle branches of civil engineering and relate to the essential ideas of structural design and calculations (the elasticity concept, power of supplies, soil mechanics and different allied technical disciplines);
To buildings and installations, constructions and their elements, constructing supplies and prefabrications, civil engineering know-how and follow, constructing and street building machines,
construdion website tools, housing tools and fittings (includ ing fashionable techniques of air con); in addition to to hydrotechnical and irrigation constructions.
The Dictionary additionally features a restricted quantity of fundamental technical expressions and phrases regarding allied disciplines akin to structure and city planning, in addition to airfield, railway and underground building.
The Dictionary doesn’t Iist commerce names of bui Iding supplies, elements and machines or the names of chemical compounds.
Nor does it give adverbial, adjective or verbal phrases. In compiling the Dictionary the authors used a variety of latest publications:
encyclopedias, terminological dictionaries, civil engineering thesauruses, glossaries, reference books, terminological requirements, monographs, textbooks, periodicals and tecbnical documentation.
Unequal semantic worth or inadequacy of sure English phrases and their counterparts within the different languages of the Dictionary have in some occasion compelled the authors to offer explanatory or discriptive translations.
The consumer must also reali se tbat in instances of multisemantic English phrases solely these equivalents that instantly pertain to civil engineering have been Iisted.
The Dictionary is meant for civil engineers, analysis staff, lecturers, postgraduates and faculty college students.
in addition to for translators of scientific and technical publications. Being the primary of its sort, the Didionary might properly havecertain drawbacks or lack some helpful phrases.
Tbe autbors would, tberefore, respect any remarks and strategies on its contents.
These must be forwarded to Kluwer Technische Boeken B. V. Postbus 23,7400 GA Deventer, The Nederlands or to 103012 Moskva, Staropanski per., 1/5, Izdatelstvo “Russky Yazyk”.
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