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Construction and Design Guide: Construction Resources

Search terms

Use the following search terms in library catalogs & indexes to find book and articles.

Architectural drawing -- Computer-aided design
Architecture details
Building -- Details -- Drawings
Building -- Estimates
Building materials -- Costs
Building -- Planning
Buildings -- Performance
Computer Aided Design

Construction Industry – Costs
House construction
House Construction -- Costs
House Construction -- Materials
Materials --Thermal Properties
Structural Design

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Terminology, illustrations, definitions of building materials, names, dates, sites, methods.

Selected Journals

Product Directories

Handbooks and Manuals

For measured details, building methods, structural systems, illustrations, dimensions, design configurations and recommended performance specifications.

Details for Building Construction

Cost Data

Use for bidding, estimates, construction, materials, square foot, and project costs.

Constrcution Methods and Systems

Materials:types and uses


Performance and Evaluation