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Architecture & Urban Design

Welcome to the UCLA Library guide for researching architecture and urban design topics. This guide is intended as a starting place for researchers, pointing to tools, resources, and strategies for finding information related to architecture & urban design

Construction Manuals and Handbooks

Titles in the Graphic Standards and Time-Saver Standards series are listed under 'Essential Manuals' on the Reference Sources tab of this Research Guide. 

The following construction manuals and handbooks are also recommended:

Fabrication and Technologies

This is a selection of recent books on a variety of fabrication methods and technologies. Consult the list of subject headings below to locate additional sources.

Relevant Subject Headings

Search the UCLA Library Catalog under the following Subject Headings to locate additional sources:

Architectural design --Data processing
Architectural design --Technological innovations
Architecture and technology
Architecture --Computer-aided design
Architecture --Data processing
Architecture --Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Architecture --Technological innovations
Building --Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Building --Planning --Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Building materials --Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Buildings --Environmental Engineering
Buildings, Prefabricated
Buildings, Prefabricated --Design and construction
Cable structures
Computer-aided design
Computer integrated manufacturing systems
Construction industry --Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Engineering design
Flexible structures
Intelligent buildings
Intelligent control systems
Lightweight construction
Manufacturing processes
Membranes (Technology)
Modular construction
Plates (Engineering)
Rapid prototyping
Shells (Engineering)
Structural design
Tensile architecture
Thin-walled structures