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Architectural Design: Codes and Construction

Cost estimating

Cost data and indexes can also be found in printed form in Rotch Library. Do a TITLE KEYWORD search for "RSMeans" and "cost data" or "estimating." Some examples are:

Light Commercial Costs with RSMeans Data

Green Building Costs with RSMeans Data 

Construction techniques and materials

Building codes

Besides MAD CAD, there are also e-books and printed copies of various building codes in our library collections.


Image resources

Use these sources to find high-quality images of buildings and other designs by noted architects.

  • ARTstor - subscription image database (includes art and architecture) MIT only
  • DOME - MIT's digital image repository