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Architectural Design: Print Reference Sources

Time-savers and graphic standards

The Time-Saver series is a standard reference source for architects and designers.

Besides the items listed below, subjects covered by this series range from building materials to site planning and landscape architecture. Search Our Collections for a complete listing.

Time-Saver Standards for Architectural Design: Technical Data for Professional Practice - Donald Watson and Michael J. Crosbie

Since its release in 1946, this has been one of the most widely recognized resources for architects, engineers, and designers, bringing together the knowledge, techniques, and skills of some of the most well-known experts in the field.

Time-Saver Standards for Building Types

Architectural Graphic Standards - AIA

Construction terminology

There are many construction-related dictionaries and encyclopedias. The MIT Libraries also have a number of bilingual dictionaries and thesauri that may useful for translation. Search Our Collections for listings and location information.