Architecture Glossary C - Pride Road Architects

Architecture Glossary C

Stuck for the meaning to some architecture terminology? Have you read something you don’t quite understand?

Browse our Architecture Glossary and learn more about your future home improvements:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

 

Catnic Lintol – a support of timber, stone, concrete or steel that goes across the top of a door or window that is made by the manufacturer: Catnic
CDM – Construction (design and management) regulations govern the way all construction projects are planned
Cellar – a room that is used for storage and is typically below ground level or a building
Chartered Architect – a corporate member of an architect’s professional body, such as the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
Chartered Practice – an architectural practice that is endorsed or promoted by a body such as the RIBA
CIAT – The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists is the lead qualifying body for Architectural Technology
CIB –  The Chartered Institute of Building, is a worldwide professional body that represents construction and property professionals
Cladding – the application of one material over another; used in construction to provide thermal insulation, weather resistance and to improve the appearance of buildings
Class O – spread of flame a classification that building regulations require internal linings of communal areas to conform to, and means minimal combustibility
Conservation Area – a protected area from construction due to architectural or historical interests
Conservation Officer – a law enforcement officer who protects the natural environment and areas of historical interest
Contaminated Land – land that contains substances that are, or may be, dangerous
Contingency – the idea that that things can be otherwise, so nothing can be predicted with complete certainty
Contract – a voluntary and binding arrangement between multiple parties that is enforceable by law
Contract Administrator – someone who manages a contract and all actions after the award of the contract to ensure it is complied with
Cost – the required payment so something can be acquired or done
Cottage – a small, often cozy house in a rural area
Culvert – a tunnel that allows a stream or open drain to flow under an obstruction such as a road