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(pronounced AH-kweh-tihnt) Aquatint is a printmaking technique that is a variation on etching. One applies acid to a zinc or copper plate to form marks that will hold ink. A sheet of paper is passed through a printing

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(pronounced ar-KAYD) When most of hear this word, we immediately think of flashing colored lights and loud sound effects associated with coin-operated interactive video games. However, we’re actually referring to arcades of a more architectural nature. This term has

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(pronounced ar-keh-TEK-cheh-rehl ER-ee-ah) There are all sorts of types of area take-offs that are used for a variety of purposes. Architectural area, which is considered the total floor area of a building and is used mainly for construction

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(pronounced AZ-biltz) As-builts are documents that show the conditions of a project or development after construction is completed. The term is used across the board for design, architecture, all types of engineering and even information technology installations. It may

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(pronounced as-BESS-tuhss OR az-BESS-tuhss) This eight-letter word has essentially become a four-letter word. This fibrous mineral material actually does have positive attributes: it’s odorless, insoluble, chemically inert, and does not conduct heat and electricity. That’s why asbestos has

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(pronounced like the initials: ay-ess-eye) In the world of construction administration, an architect or interior designer may need to issue an ASI to clarify some part of a set of contract documents, whether within the contract drawings or

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(pronounced like the initials: ay-ef-eye) See