I have three site plan reviews to complete this week. Busy, busy, busy. All have architectural plans. Great stuff. But I came across a new word that I never knew before, "coping." I had to figure that one out. I am chained to my desk in my cubicle. Deadlines. So I Googled, "illustrated online architectural dictionary," and of all the possible links returned, this one seemed the best: The Urban Conservation Glossary. Not every definition has an image, but I didn't need a picture to understand coping. Nice tool, I think I'll bookmark it.
What other online tools have you used to help with your reviews?
As another example, I did a Google image search this morning to help with a landscape plan. The engineer designed an area with hostas. I don't know what they look like. But Google helped me. I've seen those plants before... landscape plan is recommended for approval!