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February 7, 2013

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The International Construction Database (ICONDA) is the bibliographic database of the International Council for Building Research, Studies and Documentation (CIB). ICONDA specializes in the technical literature published worldwide in the fields of building construction, civil engineering, architecture, and planning.

ICONDA contains over 500,000 records of publications and adds approximately 30,000 records each year; its contents are updated monthly. Coverage goes back to the launch of the database in 1976. Referenced publications come from more than 20 different countries and include more than 400 periodicals, as well as books, research reports, conference proceedings, business reports, theses, and non-conventional or “grey” literature.

This is the default search interface:ICONDA search screenshot

Use the Advanced Search to search by keywords, author, title, or journal, and limit by year, full text only, language, etc.

Access: ICONDA single-user access is available for AU faculty, staff, and students (if off-campus, sign in using your AU global ID and password). Access ICONDA via http://www.lib.auburn.edu/ICONDA.

Posted by Angelina Smith | in Digital Collections, New, Research, World Wide Web |

January 28, 2013

african-amer-arch The Crisis of the African-American Architect

japansmastergardens Japan's Master Gardens: Lessons in Space and Environment

Concrete Concrete

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Posted by Angelina Smith | in Collections, Monthly New Books, New Arrivals |

January 11, 2013

Book cover Planning Olympic Legacies: Transport Dreams and Urban Realities

book cover Design of the 20th Century

Book cover Bohlin Cywinski Jackson: 12 houses

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Posted by Angelina Smith | in Collections, Monthly New Books, New Arrivals |

November 30, 2012

book cover Designed for Habitat: Collaborations with Habitat for Humanity
by APLA faculty David Hinson & Justin Miller

book cover Architecture: From Commission to Construction

dvd cover Linotype, the film: In Search of the Eighth Wonder of the World [DVD]

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Posted by Angelina Smith | in Collections, Monthly New Books, New Arrivals |

October 31, 2012

book cover George Washington's Eye: Landscape, Architecture, and Design at Mount Vernon

book cover Studio and Cube

book cover Designing with Video: Focusing on the User-Centred Design Process

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Posted by Angelina Smith | in Collections, Monthly New Books, New Arrivals |

October 3, 2012

The LADC recently acquired campus-wide access to BuildingGreen Suite, an online resource for building industry professionals and students that provides information on sustainable design and construction.

This database includes GreenSpec, an online product guide with 2,200+ environmentally preferable product listings, and 360+ project case studies provided by the High Performance Buildings Database, as well as articles & videos for continued education, blogs, discussions, the e-version of Environmental Building News, and more. BuildingGreen Suite also offers the option of browsing/searching information by CSI division or LEED credit.

Access: BuildingGreen Suite, or go to our Databases by Title page and click on BuildingGreen Suite.

Screen shot of online database

Posted by Angelina Smith | in Digital Collections, New, Research, World Wide Web |

September 28, 2012

book cover Diversity in Design: Perspectives from the Non-Western World

book cover Wohnen in Wien: 20 residential buildings

book cover Scapes

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Posted by Angelina Smith | in Collections, Monthly New Books, New Arrivals |

September 12, 2012

Auburn University Libraries recently subscribed to Material ConneXion's online Materials Database, which can be used to access information on over 6,500 materials for design, building, and manufacturing. Material ConneXion focuses on collecting the most advanced, innovative, and sustainable materials from around the world.

Materials in the database are categorized by their composition (polymer, natural, metal, glass, etc.). They can be searched by keyword, manufacturer, or country. With Advanced Search, you can narrow your search by selecting physical properties (such as translucent, flexible, or good impact resistance), usage (fire resistant, outdoor use, acoustics, etc.), sustainability (non-toxic, recycled, etc.), or processing (weldable, printable, etc.).

Here's the link: AU Libraries' portal to Material ConneXion.Material ConneXion Home Screen

You can also get into the Material ConneXion database through the LADC's home page, lib.auburn.edu/ladc. Under "Search for E-Resources," click on "databases", and you'll find the link to Material ConneXion under M.

Posted by Angelina Smith | in Digital Collections, New Arrivals, Research, World Wide Web |

September 4, 2012

book cover The Medina: The Restoration & Conservation of Historic Islamic Cities

book cover Eames: The Architect and the Painter [DVD]

Manufacturing the Bespoke Cover Manufacturing the Bespoke

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Posted by Angelina Smith | in Collections, Monthly New Books, New Arrivals |

July 30, 2012

BIM in Small-Scale Sustainable Design

Cooperation: The Engineer and the Architect

Daylighting: Architecture and Lighting Design

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Posted by Angelina Smith | in Collections, Monthly New Books, New Arrivals |