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Building & Construction Technology program

Open source textbooks

Recently, a librarian at Carnegie Mellon posted these Open Education books, created by their faculty in Civil & Environmental Engineering. They include:

Life Cycle Assessment PDF version already adopted in 60 university courses in North America and more than 20 from the rest of the world. Translations to Thai and Chinese also available, and Spanish is in progress.

Project Management for Construction Fundamental Concepts for Owners, Engineers, Architects, and Builders 


E-Books through the UMass Amherst Library

Hundreds of e-books are available to the UMass Amherst community. Find them with the Discovery search, or Five Colleges catalog. Some examples below. The links work on campus immediately. Off-campus access with UMass ID and password.

Evaluation and restoration of architecturally significant mid-century modernist concrete facades in the United States
Authors: Currie, Helena and  Bronski, Matthew
Vol.  no. 2018
Pages: 883-906

Proceedings from the 10th International Masonry Conference G. Milani, A. Taliercio and S. Garrity (eds.) Milan, Italy, July 9-11, 2018

Books in Paper through UMass Amherst Libraries

Time-saver standards for building materials & systems : design criteria and selection data
Donald Watson, editor.
New York : McGraw-Hill, c2000.
LOCATION: UM Science Reference TA404.5 .T56 2000

Time-saver standards for landscape architecture : design and construction data
co-editors, Charles W. Harris, Nicholas T. Dines ; assistant editor, Kyle D. Brown.
New York : McGraw-Hill, 1998.
LOCATION: UM W.E.B. Du Bois SB475.9.S72 T55 1998

Available at Smith College Art Library - use in library only:

Time-saver standards for architectural design : technical data for professional practice
Donald Watson, editor ; Michael J. Crosbie, editor.
New York : McGraw-Hill, c2005.
Includes 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
LOCATION: SC Art Reference TH151 .T55 2005