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Acoustic – trying to achieve good sound within a building
Amenity – space outdoor space eg a garden, deck, balcony or patio, can be used for drying clothes storing bikes etc 40sq m is the minimum ideal size for a private garden
Apartment – At least one room designed for living in, usually within buildings that contain multiple households
Architectural Technician – someone who specialises in the application of technology to architecture, building design and construction
Asbestos – Asbestos still kills around 5000 workers each year, this is more than the number of people killed on the road.
Around 20 tradesman die each week as a result of past exposure. However, asbestos is not just a problem of the past. It can be present today in any building built or refurbished before the year 2000. Asbestos can be found in any industrial or residential building built or refurbished before the year 2000. It is in many of the common materials used in the building trade”
Assistant architect – an inexperienced architect that provides basic suport for the primary architect, or team of architects
Associate – an associate of architecture is an undergraduate degree that exposes students to the more practical aspects of architecture
Augmented reality – A simulation of building projects using technology