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June 27, 2013
We searched through the Dwell archives to bring you our favorite lists of words you should know from building codes or restaurant jargon.
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Building Codes: Whether you are planning a renovation or building from the ground up, arm yourself with the knowledge that will help you navigate endless meetings and negotiations. Illustration by Andy Rementer
Originally appeared in Words You Should Know: Building Codes
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Prefab Parlance: From Kynar and Galvalume to SIPs, the terminology associated with prefab construction can be daunting. We asked a handful of architects and designers to help us build a prefab glossary of the top terms and definitions related to modular housing. Illustration by Tim Tomkinson
Originally appeared in An Introduction to Prefab
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Modern Dining: You won’t get stuck on the wrong end of the communal table with this handy list. Illustration by Dan Williams

Originally appeared in Words You Should Know for Restaurants
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How to Talk to Contractors: Don’t get lost in building jargon when planning your latest project. Illustration by Blanca Gómez

Originally appeared in An Introduction to Contractors
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Illustrations by Andrew Holder

Product Design: You’ll be the star of the next charrette by throwing around some of these words. Illustration by Andrew Holder

Originally appeared in Words You Should Know
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building codes illustration
Building Codes: Whether you are planning a renovation or building from the ground up, arm yourself with the knowledge that will help you navigate endless meetings and negotiations. Illustration by Andy Rementer

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