Ciment et Architecture

Glossary

Concrete

The modern definition is construction material formed of a mixture of hydraulic binders, granulates and water, possibly with additives. This mixture is applied in its plastic state and then progressively dries to form a monolith.

Cornice outline

The surround for mouldings and, by extension, all moulded ornaments.

Cultural asset

A cultural asset is an object to which society attributes a particular aesthetic, historical, documentary, scientific, social or religious value (or even a combination thereof). The material cultural heritage is constituted of all mobile (transportable) and immobile (immovable) cultural assets.