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ANDREWS, David John (<i>born</i> 1947), Professor of Engineering Design, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University College London, since 2000

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Engineering and Technology; Engineering and Technology; Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education; History of Architecture; Architecture; Individual Architects and Architectural Firms. 305 words.

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annular

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences — Architecture.

Ring-shaped. An annular vault springs from two concentric walls circular on plan, as in Santa Costanza, Rome (c.ad 325).

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anticlastic

Overview page. Subjects: Mathematics — Architecture.

Of a double-curved surface, of which the two curvatures (transverse to each other) lie in opposite directions, convex in length and concave in breadth, or vice versa. This condition can be...

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asphalt

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography — Architecture.

Brown or black, solid or semi-solid, bituminous substance made almost entirely of carbon and hydrogen. It melts between 65 and 95 °C and is soluble in carbon disulphide. It is formed by the...

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balk

Overview page. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry — Architecture.

1 Any large piece of squared timber.

2 Lintel or summer-beam.

3 Upper roof-tie, or balk-tie, between rafters.

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BECKETT, Bruce Probart (1924 - 2012), Chartered Architect, Town and Country Planner and Building Consultant in private practice, 1984–97

in Who Was Who

P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Manufacturing and Construction; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Engineering and Technology; History of Architecture; Architecture; Individual Architects and Architectural Firms. 292 words.

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CALATRAVA-VALLS, Santiago (<i>born</i> 1951), architect

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Engineering and Technology; Engineering and Technology; History of Architecture; Architecture; Individual Architects and Architectural Firms. 325 words.

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cement

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics — Architecture.

1 Manufactured powder made from limestone and clay which sets to a solid mass when mixed with water. Commercial cements have to fulfil certain defined standards. Combined with...

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chord

Overview page. Subjects: Mathematics — Architecture.

1 Straight line joining two points on an arc.

2 Span of an arch.

3 Diameter of an apse or a semicircular arch.

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Count Rumford

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics — Architecture.

(Benjamin Thompson; 1753–1814) American-born British physicist,

who acted as a British spy during the American Revolution. As a result he was forced to flee in 1775, first to...

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