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Architecture and Urban Design

This Library Research Guide is intended as a starting place for UCLA researchers, pointing to resources and strategies for finding information about architecture and urban design topics.

Construction & Fabrication Resources

Titles in the Graphic Standards and Time-Saver Standards series are listed under 'Essential Manuals' on the Design Manuals, Standards, and Building Types tab of this Research Guide. 

The following construction manuals and handbooks are also recommended:

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.

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