POSTED: 1:49 PM, March 25, 2013

The Journal of Green Building is an electronic resource for all those in disciplines related to the built environment (e.g. architecture, engineering, construction, construction management, building science, facilities management, landscape architecture, interior design). The journal contains both a research and an industry section, in order to publish scholarly research and practical applications together. In the research section, peer-reviewed articles present current research findings about high performance building design and construction, while the industry section covers applications, techniques, and processes, featuring case studies and articles written by practicing building professionals.

greenbuilding--ejournalAccess the Journal of Green Building via http://www.journalofgreenbuilding.com/.*

*For off-campus access, go through the link in the Catalog and use your global ID to log in.

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

POSTED: 7:13 PM, March 6, 2013

planninghistory--ejournal

The Journal of Planning History, a peer-reviewed academic journal, is published quarterly on behalf of the Society for American City and Regional Planning History (SACRPH). It was established in 2002 to succeed SACRPH's semiannual publication Planning History Studies. The journal focuses on planning history in the Americas, but encompasses transnational planning experiences. It also covers a range of topics within the field of planning history, including planning history pedagogy, planning history in planning practice, the intellectual roots of planning processes, and planning history historiography.

The Journal of Planning History is available online from February 2002-present. Look up JPH in the library Catalog here.

 

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

POSTED: 6:17 PM, February 22, 2013

Design and construction of HP Homes Design and Construction of High-Performance Homes

gutenburg Gutenburg: How One Man Remade the World with Words

smallscale Small Scale Big Change

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Posted by Sarah | in Collections, Monthly New Books, New, New Arrivals |

POSTED: 6:25 PM, February 15, 2013

Quaderns d'arquitectura i urbanisme is a magazine about contemporary architecture, urban planning, and arts published in Barcelona, Spain. It is the Journal of the Association of Architects of Catalonia. The magazine has been in publication since 1944, but has been revamped by a new editorial team since 2011.

Each new issue contains theme, case study, & reference to a past magazine issue, presented in the magazine sections of Visual Essay, the Observatory, & the Archive. As well as looking back to the magazine's past in the Archive section, each issue of Quaderns also looks to the near future with a presentation of the next issue's theme by a guest contributor.

The most recent issues of Quaderns are located on the LADC's current periodicals' shelving.

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Posted by Sarah | in Collections, New, Research |

POSTED: 5:22 PM, February 7, 2013

ICONDA logo

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 Sarah | in Digital Collections, New, Research, World Wide Web |

POSTED: 4:55 PM, 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 Sarah | in Collections, Monthly New Books, New Arrivals |

POSTED: 5:50 PM, 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 Sarah | in Collections, Monthly New Books, New Arrivals |

POSTED: 8:31 PM, December 5, 2012

The LADC is preparing to close for renovations over the semester break. All of the journals are boxed and located upstairs, their shelves have been removed, and the reference collection is also boxed up. Reference & video collections will be moved into the gallery beginning Dec. 7. The slide collection is being moved over to the main library for storage. These items are still available for use, though not in their traditional places on the shelf, so please don't hesitate to ask us for help finding materials this week.

We are open for extended hours this week for finals, and have kept study tables and chairs available downstairs. The LADC will close for renovations at the end of the day Friday, December 7 and reopen on Thursday, January 3.

Faculty, staff or students needing items from the LADC between December 8 and December 19 should contact LADC staff through email at lib_architecture@auburn.edu or via telephone 334-844-7849. We will pull requested materials from LADC and bring them to RBD Library each business day beginning December 10. Patrons will be notified when their items are ready for pick-up at RBD Library’s circulation desk.

Access to LADC materials will be unavailable when the University is closed between December 20 and January 2.

Here are a couple of photos showing preparation for Phase II of the renovation:

Photo of renovation preparation upstairs and downstairs

Upstairs (full of journals from downstairs)      &      Downstairs (packed up and emptying out)

Posted by Sarah | in Renovation, Service |

POSTED: 11:01 PM, 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 Sarah | in Collections, Monthly New Books, New Arrivals |

POSTED: 9:42 PM, November 8, 2012

In order to prepare the first floor of the LADC for its upcoming renovation, the bound volumes of our journals are being moved upstairs. The shelves downstairs will then be removed to get our first floor ready for  new carpet and new paint (and much more) this December.

Emptying shelves

Beginning to empty out the shelves downstairs

Meanwhile, bound journals will be located upstairs on carts and in boxes.

Currently located upstairs

Beginning with A, journal titles were moved onto carts, taken upstairs, and lined up in rows.

Carts of journals

Carts of journals

When most of the available carts were full, boxes were built, and journals are currently being moved upstairs into boxes.

Boxes for journals

Diligently labeling boxes

Diligently labeling boxes of journals upstairs

For the remainder of the semester, while journals are in this temporary location, please do not hesitate to ask us for help with the journals! We will be happy to retrieve any journal volumes that you need.

Posted by Sarah | in Renovation |