Building Construction: Recommended Resources

This guide provides recommended resources for research in this discipline.

This Research Guide supports the Building Construction program at Virginia Tech which focuses on the business and process of making, managing, assembling, and the performance of buildings, including their operations, finance, energy use, and sustainability.

 

General Research Resources

 

Building Construction Resources

 

Building Codes Resources

 

Building Materials Resources

 

Green Building Resources

 

Engineering Resources

 

Business Resources
RSMeans Online

The Art & Architecture Library provides access to RSMeans Online. Email cathryn@vt.edu for login information.

Print copies of the most recent editions are available on Reserve.

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