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View Resource Durability by Design: A Guide for Residential Builders and Designers

Published by the Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH), Durability by Design is a housing durability resource manual that offers recommendations regarding building materials and construction design. Addressing common housing durability problems, this eight-chapter manual not only addresses the significance of housing durability, but also covers matters such as moisture management,...

https://www.huduser.gov/portal/publications/destech/durdesig...
View Resource Whole Building Design Guide

The National Institute of Building Sciences is developing the Whole Building Design Guide (WBDG). While not yet complete, there is already a substantial knowledge base for building professionals to draw upon. The purpose of WBDG is to help designers "improve the performance and quality of their buildings by following the guidance and recommendations provided within the categories of this web...

https://www.wbdg.org/
View Resource EERI/IAEE World Housing Encyclopedia

This online Encyclopedia of Housing Construction Types is a joint project between two prominent earthquake engineering organizations. It is intended to help engineers make buildings in regions of high seismic activity less susceptible to damage, and hopefully save lives. A large amount of housing information is given for many different countries. Hazard maps show areas that are most at risk....

http://www.world-housing.net/
View Resource enr.com: Engineering News-Record

With origins dating back to the 1800s, the Engineering News-Record (ENR) has served the construction industry for generations. Now published in an online edition, ENR has information about construction technology, power and industrial issues, environment, and much more. One of the most interesting sections of the site focuses on new projects around the world, describing innovative buildings and...

http://enr.construction.com/Default.asp
View Resource MCEER: Publications

Engineering and Organizational Issues Related to The World Trade Center Terrorist Attack is a three-volume series published by the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research. The reports liken the structural damage of the towers to what could be experienced in the event of a massive earthquake or other natural disaster. Volume One discusses the extent of damage to the buildings...

http://mceer.buffalo.edu/publications/default.asp
View Resource New York Times: Plans for Ground Zero Unveiled

This article from the New York Times shows several concepts for possible monuments/ buildings at Ground Zero. The interactive feature, titled Envisioning Downtown, has some very impressive content. It has excellent footage of artist impressions and computer animations of the proposed architectures, all of which are quite remarkable. Seven designs are highlighted, with descriptions of the various...

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/12/19/nyregion/visions-for-groun...
View Resource The Rocky Mountain Institute: Home Resource Efficiency

The Rocky Mountain Institute offers an informational Web site entitled Home Resource Efficiency. Visitors can learn several tips and tricks on how to keep their home as energy efficient as possible with link titles such as Energy Efficiency: First Things First; Appliances and Lighting; Home Cooling; Household Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Savings Measures; Household Water Efficiency;...

https://www.rmi.org/
View Resource UCBerkeleyNews: Cables Hold Promise in Protecting Existing Buildings from Bombs, Researchers Find

A civil engineering professor at the University of California at Berkeley is working on a novel way of maintaining a building's structural stability after an earthquake or terrorist bomb. The team of researchers working with the professor have designed and tested a system that uses cables for backup support in case main support beams failed. An overview of the system is provided in a February 20,...

http://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2003/02/20_cable...
View Resource A. Astaneh's Homepage

A civil engineering professor at the University of California at Berkeley is working on a novel way of maintaining a building's structural stability after an earthquake or terrorist bomb. The team of researchers working with the professor have designed and tested a system that uses cables for backup support in case main support beams failed. This site is the homepage of the professor leading this...

http://faculty.ce.berkeley.edu/astaneh/
View Resource Designing against Disaster

Civil and structural engineers face a challenging task when designing buildings and other infrastructure. They have to account for a multitude of safety issues related to fire, floods, and natural disasters. That challenge is twofold with the additional risk of terrorism, because blast protection could be a major concern for high-profile structures. California's Golden Gate Bridge is in the...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/met/2003/0314
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