The Time-Saver series is a standard reference source for architects and designers.
Besides the items listed below, subjects covered by this series range from building materials to site planning and landscape architecture. Search Barton for a complete listing.
Time-Saver Standards for Architectural Design: Technical Data for Professional Practice - Donald Watson and Michael J. Crosbie http://library.mit.edu/item/001293903
Since its release in 1946, this has been one of the most widely recognized resources for architects, engineers, and designers, bringing together the knowledge, techniques, and skills of some of the most well-known experts in the field.
Architectural Graphic Standards - AIA
There are many construction-related dictionaries and encyclopedias. The MIT Libraries also have a number of bilingual dictionaries and thesauri that may useful for translation. Search Barton for listings and location information.