Glossary

Acoustics

The science of sound insulation, isolation, and sound quality control in building.

Air-Supported Membranes

Single-membrane air structures, also known as super pressure structures, are supported by internally pressurizing a sealed fabric skin.

Beam

A spanning element or bridge between two or more points, the strength of which is defined through the cross-sectional properties.

Bending

Bending is the result of material deformation under stress.

Bracing

Bracing or cross bracing is the triangulation of a structure to resist lateral loading and shear.

Building Information Modeling (BIM)

The design and construction process represented as an integrated digital database of coordinated information, which may include structure, cost, ...

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