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Architectural construction and design

Last Updated: 1-May-2014

This guide has been created as a starting point for research in Architectural Construction and Design. For interested students, Stanford has a student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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Books and handbooks

Selected print and electronic books on Architectural construction and design.  Print materials may be shelved at either the Art and Architecture Library or the Terman Engineering Library.  Be sure to check which location is correct when looking for print items.

Detroit, Mich. : American Concrete Institute,
SAL3 (off-campus storage) » Stacks » TA439 .A24 2013:PT.7
The "bible" of concrete.
Seattle, Wash. : AGC Magazine, 2007-
Engineering Library (Terman) » Stacks » TH1560 .A73 V. 5:NO.2 2012
A full color annual of amazing uses for architectural glass.
8th ed. Amsterdam ; Burlington, MA : Butterworth-Heinemann, c2010.
2nd ed. London ; New York, NY : Rouledge, 2013.
Engineering Library (Terman) » Stacks » TH438 .F48 2013
3rd ed. Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2011.
Art & Architecture Library » Stacks » NA2790 .M5 2011
Cologne : Taschen, c2012.
Art & Architecture Library » Stacks » NA2542.36 .J63 2012
4th ed. Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2012.
Engineering Library (Terman) » Stacks » TH435 .H88697 2012
RSMeans databooks help you figure out the cost of the building before you build it. This book tells you how to use them.
3rd ed. New York ; London : McGraw-Hill, c2012.
Art & Architecture Library » Stacks » NK2115 .G86 2012
Kingston, MA : R.S. Means Co., c1991-
SAL3 (off-campus storage) » Stacks » TH435 .B82 50TH 1992
This is only one of many RSMeans databooks in the Stanford University Libraries.
London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2010.
Art & Architecture Library » Stacks » NA2542.36 .B6513 2010


Detroit, MI : American Concrete Institute, 1987-
SAL3 (off-campus storage) » Stacks » TA680 .A5153 V.105 2008
London : E. & F.N. Spon, 1983-
SAL3 (off-campus storage) » Stacks » TH1 .C59 V.22:NO.5-10 2004
[New York, McGraw-Hill]
SAL3 (off-campus storage) » Stacks » 620.5 .E575 V.261:NO.11-20 2008:OCT-DEC
Brattleboro, VT : West River Communications, c1992-
Engineering Library (Terman) » Engineering Library (Terman) display (latest 3 issues only) » (No call number)
New York, N.Y. : American Society of Civil Engineers, c1983-
SAL3 (off-campus storage) » Stacks » 620.6 .A512P V.133:NO.9-12 2007
SAL3 (off-campus storage) » Stacks » 620.8505 .M189 V.60:NO.6-10 2008
[Chichester, U.K.] : John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., c2003-

Online resources

Reston, VA : ASCE Publications, 2004-
American Society of Civil Engineers Digital Library of journal articles and conference papers.
A good source of architectural images.
[Bethesda, Md.] : CSA Illumina [distributor]
Brattleboro, VT : BuildingGreen.
Case studies, in-depth articles and green products listings.
[Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Visual Resources Center]
Another great source of images.
[Beverly Hills] : Sage Publications.
Green Library » InfoCenter (non-circulating) » HT101 .S2 V.35 2007
[New York] : JSTOR [New York] : ITHAKA, 1995-
A digital journal archive that contains 22 journals on architecture and architectural history.