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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

There are e-books and printed copies of various building codes in our library collections.


If you need building cost data, please reach out to the liaison librarian directly. 


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