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GBE Jargon Buster (About) G#447 N#453

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GBE Jargon Buster About

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  • GBE Jargon Buster is a part of GBE Enyclopaedia and GBE Code
  • A Glossary of Terms and their explanations, their sources, dates, author’s initials and hyperlinks to related jargon and other parts of the website and beyond:
  • GBE Jargon Buster Alphabetic listing of Initials, Abbreviations, Acronyms, Terms, Phrases, Classifications and Numbers
  • GBE Jargon Buster Themes or Topics


  • BrianSpecMan attends lots of committee and steering group meetings listening to the pingpong of Jargon or TLA Three Letter Abbreviations or Acronyms bouncing round the table and at worst learns nothing, at best recognise enough of the words between the Jargon and TLAs to cope and get some understanding of the meeting content.
  • We use Jargon and TLA as shorthand to save time but this is reliant upon all present knowing the Jargon and TLAs being able to translate and understand the meaning rather than just the longhand.
  • BrianSpecMan has assembled a large glossary of terms from his own collection plus a number of sources to try to help us all with lots of new words and phrases in the Sustainability Revolution and construction generally.
  • BrianSpecMan has attempted to seek permission from the other authors for their use, but so far has only had a few replies.

GBE Jargon Buster Format

Its is intended to develop the GBE Jargon Buster and subdivide it as follows

  • Jargon: (Left column)
    • Definition:
    • Relevance to Sustainable Construction:
    • Opinion:
    • Examples:
    • Notes:
    • (Sources or Inspiration, Author’s initials, Year)
  • Images: (Middle column)
    • Images from GBE CPD
  • See Also: (right column)
    • GBE Links: URL:s to organisations or websites
    • GBE Jargon Buster: other related jargon busting terms
    • GBE Jargon Buster: related themes

GBE Jargon Buster OnLine

  • In an attempt to mimic human brain neural networks and PATTERN LANGUAGE’s structure.
  • Each subject of the Jargon Buster gets its own page and is surrounded by links to the same subject in many other parts of the website enabling you to enrich your knowledge of the subject.
  • This allows me to stitch things together, allows you to find related information, allows search engines to get closer to more accurate answers to the request.

© GBE GBC GBL NGS ASWS Brian Murphy aka BrianSpecMan **
11th December 2012 –  10th January 2021



GBE Jargon Buster CPD

© GBE GBC GBL NGS ASWS Brian Murphy aka BrianSpecMan **
8th April 2014 – 10th January 2021

See Also:

GBE Jargon Buster

GBE Templates

GBE Jargon Buster Collection

The online version of the GBE Jargon Buster cannot be read as single file but it comes from a single Word document:

  • It was the most popular read of GBE’s 300 files on Scribd website:
    • (was free on Scribd, now removed)
    • 17,773 reads  (01/05/2014)
  • Its available as:

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GBE CPD Topics

© GBE GBC GBL NGS ASWS Brian Murphy aka BrianSpecMan **
11th December 2012 –  10th January 2021

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