Architecture

RSMeans CostWorks

Alternative Titles
RS Means
Description

Institutional login & password required.

Online access to the complete RSMeans Library including over 85,000 unit prices, 25,000 building assemblies and 42,000 facilities repair and remodeling costs covering every category of construction.

Construction Cost Estimator: powerful estimating tools to customize, save, share, or export estimates with ease and avoid creating or updating cost estimates manually.

Square Foot Estimator: a user-friendly tool for anyone who needs rapid budget cost estimates in the office, with a client, or in the field.

May not work well in the Chrome browser.

Type
Database
Coverage
Began ca. 2008.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11227
Access
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Material ConneXion Database

Description

Material ConneXion offers access to an eclectic and constantly growing collection of over 7,000 innovative materials and processes. The database is searchable by over 100 specific criteria within the categories of Processing, Sustainability, Usage, and Physical Properties. Manufacturer information and access is provided. A subset of the items in the database is displayed in the Art, Architecture and Engineering Library's Materials Collection.

Type
Database
Coverage
We are a resource for all disciplines of design development, including: Architecture, Interior Design, Packaging Design, Retail Design, Industrial Design, Fashion, Apparel & Footwear, Exhibition Design, Textile Design, Landscape Architecture, and Transportation Design.####Our libraries include the largest selection of sustainable materials and the only Cradle to Cradle materials library in the world: Polymers, Ceramics, Glass, Metals, Cement-based materials, Natural Materials, Carbon-based materials, and Processes.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10691
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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SimplyMap

Alternative Titles
Simply Map
Description

SimplyMap is a web-based mapping application that allows you to create thematic maps and reports using demographic, business and marketing data. Data can be downloaded for use with other software such as Excel and GIS.

SimplyMap requires users to log in to save their work and use it again later.  Users who do not wish to create a personal account may log in as a guest

Type
Numeric Data
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10353
Access
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Muschenheim Digital Archive

Description

Searchable database of 3500 scans of architectural drawings and photographs from the Muschenheim collections at the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library at Columbia University and the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan. William Muschenheim was a modernist architect who studied at MIT and the Behrens School in Vienna. He worked in New York from 1929-1950. He taught at the University of Michigan College of Architecture and carried on a practice in Ann Arbor from 1951-1989.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10107
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Cities Around the World

Description

Cities Around the World presents over 6,100 photographic images from the slide collections of the American Geographical Society Library. The images selected for this project focus on architecture, city life, people, transportation and other aspects of urban development, such as neighborhoods, commercial streets, and business districts.

The images selected for this project focus on architecture, city life, people, transportation and other aspects of urban development, such as neighborhoods, commercial streets, and business districts. The pictures were taken by two photographers, Harrison Forman and Harold Mayer between 1942 and 1994. The digital collection provides access to photographs of over 450 cities worldwide. In addition to present-day metropolitan areas, this collection also features ancient cities and deserted settlements, including Carthage, Great Zimbabwe, Machupicchu, and Persepolis.

Type
Images
Coverage
1942-1994
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10067
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
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Art, Architecture & Engineering Library: Lantern Slide Collection

Alternative Titles
AAEL Lantern Slide Collection
Description

The Art, Architecture and Engineering Library Lantern Slide Collection is a collection of approximately 17,000 lantern slides of architectural and geographic topics. Lantern slides are glass slides that were used from the late nineteenth century through the mid-twentieth century. They are made of two thin panes of glass that measure 3" X 4 1/4" or 3" X 3". Usually the slide is composed of a layer of emulsion laid on one pane of glass and covered by the other pane, but sometimes there is actually a layer of film sandwiched between the glass panes.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10063
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
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Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970

Description

Sanborn maps, large-scale plans of a city or town, were created to assist fire insurance companies assess the risk associated with insuring a particular property. This collection includes 660,000 maps of more than 12,000 American towns and cities.

Type
Images
Map(s)
Coverage
1867-1970
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9549
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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AP Images

Alternative Titles
AP Images, AP Multimedia Archive, AccuNet/Associated Press Photo Archive
Description
Online access to over 500,000 photos with detailed captions from the AP news wire. Includes all photos from US and abroad added in the previous 365 days (800 per day) plus many selected historical photos from 1844 to the present. Also includes printed graphics and news audio clips transmitted by AP, and selected publicity photos from PR Newswire, Prime Newswire, and other sources. Updated continuously.
Type
Images
Coverage
1844 - All AP photos, graphics, and audio clips from the current year, plus selected historical photos since 1844, and selected publicity photos.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9457
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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