Q - Technical Dictionary


Quadrangle                                               
A plane figure with four angles (and therefore four sides); an object or space of that form; a court or open space, usually rectangular, enclosed by a building (such as a college); a block of buildings containing a quadrangle.

Quality Assurance                                     
Procedures for guarding against defects and deficiencies before and during the execution of the work

Quality Control                                          
Procedures for evaluating completed activities and elements of the work for conformance with contract requirements. Inspection, test, evaluation or other necessary action to verify that a product, process, or service conforms to established requirements and specifications.

Queen Anne Style                                     
A style that arose during the reign of Queen Anne (1702 - 1714), it was characterized by plain surfaces, simple curves and the cabriole leg.

Quirk                                                         
A continuous groove in an architectural moulding, an acute sharp-edged groove alongside a moulding.

Quoin                                                         
The external angle or corner of a building, often decorated. Blocks forming the angle are called quoin-stones or quoin bricks.

Quotes (Architecture)                               
William Shakespeare (1564–1616) When we mean to build,We first survey the plot, then draw the model; And when we see the figure of the house, Then we must rate the cost of the erection; Which if we find outweighs ability, What do we then but draw anew the model In fewer offices, or at last desist To build at all? (Henry IV, Part Two, I:3)

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