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Material Guides & Handbooks
Building Codes Illustrated: A Guide to Understanding the 2012 International Building Code by An easy-to-use, updated illustrated guide to the 2012 edition of the International Building Code This unique reference to the 2012 International Building Code marries the graphic skills of bestselling author Frank Ching with the code expertise of Steven Winkel, FAIA. It pulls out the portions of the building code that are most relevant for the architect and provides an easy-to-understand interpretation in both words and illustrations. Rather than a text-heavy book, this is much more conducive to quick comprehension of the code, presenting information in an exciting user-friendly visual format.
Call Number: TH420 .C49 2012eb
Publication Date: 2012-07-10
Building Construction Illustrated by The classic visual guide to the basics of building construction, now with a 3D digital building model for interactive learning For over three decades, "Building Construction Illustrated" has offered an outstanding introduction to the principles of building construction. This new edition of the revered classic remains as relevant as ever, providing the latest information in Francis D.K. Ching's signature style. Its rich and comprehensive approach clearly presents all of the basic concepts underlying building construction. New to this edition are digital enhancements delivered as an online companion to the print edition and also embedded in e-book editions. Features include a 3D model showing how building components come together in a final project. llustrated throughout with clear and accurate drawings that present the state of the art in construction processes and materials Updated and revised to include the latest knowledge on sustainability, incorporation of building systems, and use of new materials Contains archetypal drawings that offer clear inspiration for designers and drafters Reflects the 2012 International Building Codes and 2012 LEED system This new edition of "Building Construction Illustrated" remains as relevant as ever, with the most current knowledge presented in a rich and comprehensive manner that does not disappoint.
Call Number: TH146 .C52 2014eb
Publication Date: 2014-02-03
Illustrated 2009 Building Code Handbook by A Unique Visual Guide to the 2009 International Building Code Updated to reflect the changes in the International Code Council 2009 International Building Code, this illustrated guide makes it easy to understand and apply complex Code requirements and achieve compliance. Designed to save you time and money, this detailed reference transforms difficult paragraphs into simple lists and converts complicated equations into accessible tables. Ready-to-use answers and practical case studies help you get construction jobs done right, on time, and up to the requirements of the 2009 Code. The Illustrated 2009 Building Code Handbook is also an invaluable study guide for the design portion of the architectural licensing examination. Achieve Full Compliance with Every Aspect of the 2009 Code: Scope and Administration Definitions Use and Occupancy Classification Special Detailed Requirements Based on Use and Occupancy General Building Heights and Areas Types of Construction Fire and Smoke Protection Features Interior Finishes Fire Protection Systems Means of Egress Accessibility Interior Environment Energy Efficiency Exterior Walls Roof Assemblies and Rooftop Structures Structural Design Structural Tests and Special Inspections Soils and Foundations Concrete Aluminum Masonry Steel Wood Glass and Glazing Gypsum Board and Plaster Plastic Electrical Mechanical Systems Plumbing Systems Elevators and Conveying Systems Special Construction Encroachments into the Public Right-of-Way Safeguards During Construction Existing Structures Referenced Standards
Call Number: TH420 .P38 2009
Publication Date: 2009-09-01
Graphic Standards Field Guide to Commercial Interiors by This is the first book in the new Graphic Standards Field Guide Series. This visual reference helps readers take Interior Graphic Standards content into the field. The portable format allows quick access to the most common information about commercial interiors that interior architects and designers need while on construction site visits, evaluating existing buildings, meeting with clients, or visiting the showroom. The perfect companion to Interior Graphic Standards, this field guide provides the same quality architectural details and information that professionals count on from Graphic Standards, but adds photographs and interpretive information that are essential when outside of the office and away from the design desk. Organized to follow, this handy tool helps the professional designer address issues pertaining to commercial interior spaces. Its small trim size and durable binding is ideal for on-the-go interior designers and architects.
Call Number: TH2025 .B56 2009
Publication Date: 2009-05-05
LEED Practices, Certification, and Accreditation Handbook by Adopted in the United States and a number of other countries, LEED certification is the recognized standard for measuring building sustainability. Achieving LEED personal certification or project certification is the best way to demonstrate that the project is truly "green." Written by an architect with over 30 years of international experience, this book provides architects, designers, building owners, and construction engineers with an easy to understand guide to the nuts and bolts of LEED project and personal certification. Written in plain and easy to understand language, this ?hands on? book is designed to assist readers with all aspects of LEED certification. The handbook follows the rigorous third-party commissioning process, beginning with basic LEED concepts, and then carefully explains LEED documentation and technical requirements along with its standards, professional accreditation, and codes. The handbook provides readers with design strategies for sustainable site selection, and design process for high performance building and commissioning. Other important topics include green materials and products selection as well as strategies for ensuring Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ), water efficiency and sanitary waste disposal. This handbook also offers readers a multitude of forms with expert guidance for their completion. Clear and authoritative in scope, LEED Practices and Accreditation Handbook provides architects, builders/owners, construction managers, and engineers with a reference that will help them to offer their clients, peers, and the public at large compelling proof that they have achieved their projects environmental goals and that the building is performing as designed. Instruction for completing LEED checklist and forms Detailed explanation of the third-party commissioning process Explains LEED documentation & technical requirements Topics include green materials and products selection
Call Number: TH420 .C49 2012eb
Publication Date: 2009-09-23
Materials for Design by As architecture programs throughout the country break out of the classroom and adopt the holistic methods of design/build programs, the need for a textbook that bridges the gap between construction materials and design sensibility is sorely needed.Materials for Design is that book. Students must be taught how a choice of material affects the form and look of a structure; they must also learn how inspired design can inject any material with true personality and zeal. Broken into five sectionsglass, wood, metals, plastics, and concreteMaterials for Design makes a thorough study of each material's properties, followed by a series of 1012 case studies of that material put to imaginative use by today's brightest architects from around the world. There is no other textbook on the market that tackles material details so thoroughly while presenting lush, inspired color photographs, plan drawings, and detailed architectural diagrams.
Call Number: NA4100 .B45 2006
Publication Date: 2006-08-03
Interior Design Materials and Specifications by A book and CD-Rom combination that covers the selection, care, and code compliance associated with materials for interiors. Addressing the topic of material and trade resources from the viewpoint of the working designer, the book describes each material's characteristics alongside information about specification and project management. Excerises related to the selection, specification, and installation process give students the opportunity to select materials, specify, and practice project management tools related to an adaptive reuse scenario. Instructors Guide available
Call Number: TX311 .G62 2008
Publication Date: 2007-10-15
Building Codes & Standards (Online)
National Building Code of Canada by The 2010 edition of the National Building Code of Canada (NBC) incorporates significant technical changes from the 2005 edition. The NBC sets out technical provisions for the design and construction of new buildings. It also applies to the alteration, change of use and demolition of existing buildings.
Call Number: TH226 .N3 2010
Publication Date: 2010
National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2011 by The National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2011 (NECB) provides minimum requirements for the design and construction of energy-efficient buildings and covers the building envelope, systems and equipment for heating, ventilating and air-conditioning, service water heating, lighting, and the provision of electrical power systems and motors. It applies to new buildings and additions. It does not apply to farm buildings nor to housing and smaller buildings covered in Part 9 of the National Building Code of Canada (NBC).
Call Number: TJ163.5.B84 M63 2011
Publication Date: 2011
ASTM American Society for Testing and Materials (COMPASS) Standards
The ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) Digital Library provides you instant access to the digital edition of nearly every ASTM International book and paper spanning 140+ industries and 100+ years.
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Access to select ASHRAE and CSA Standards. Use the platform to search for standards outside of our collection and make request for purchase with your subject librarian.
Cansim on CHASS
CANSIM (Canadian Socio-Economic Information Management System) is Statistics Canada’s database of time series covering a wide variety of social and economic aspects of Canadian life.
Cansim Multidimensional View is the recommended interface. Cansim Time Series View uses the same data feed as Cansim Multidimensional, but displays data in the former time series view.