Each database contains a variety of resources including scholarly journals, professional and trade magazines, news and the like.
For complementary suggestions, please visit the Facilities & the Built Environment Guide.
building green, construction, interior design, sustainable, materials, green, solar, wind, toxic chemicals, waste management, responsible sourcing, resilient design, life-cycle assessment, daylighting, walkable communities, smart siting, building envelope, indoor air quality, lighting design, LEED, Fitwel, Fitwell, Energy Star, Living Building
facilities, apfm, building, environment, disaster, property, management, sustainable, sustainability, green, leed, construction, interior design, architecture
computing, construction, transportation, food technology, telecommunications, computers
Standards are documents that provide an agreed-upon set of rules that tell you how to do, test, or identify something in a repeatable and consistent way. Codes are standards that have been incorporated into law. The Library provides access to many standards and codes online.
Technical standards for materials, products, systems, and services. Also includes all manuals/monographs, technical papers, data series and journals.
materials, products, systems, testing, standards, American Society for Testing and Materials
CSA on demand
Access standards from ICC, IEEE, ISO, and more. To request a standard we don't have, or if you have questions or technical difficulties, please email Carrie Barrett.
Adoption and enforcement of the NRC national model codes (Building, Fire, Plumbing, Energy) are the responsibility of the provincial and territorial authorities having jurisdiction.
Details the technical provisions for the design and construction of new buildings, as well as the alteration, change of use and demolition of existing buildings.
Details fire safety requirements for buildings, structures and areas where hazardous materials are used, and addresses fire protection and prevention in buildings and facilities.
Sets out technical requirements for the energy efficient design and construction of new buildings.
Details technical provisions for the design and installation of new plumbing systems and the extension, alteration and repair of existing plumbing systems.
Ontario publishes their own codes based on the national model codes (above). The building, fire and plumbing codes are based on the national models, but with significant variations in content and scope. The Ontario Fire Code, in particular, is significantly different from the National Fire Code. Ontario also references the National Energy Code for Buildings in its building code.
The Library provides a wide variety of streaming videos, including documentaries and educational films. Search for the subject you are interested in, such as Architecture, Design, Structural Engineering, etc.
Explore the full text of hundreds of thousands of books electronically, with 24/7 access wherever you have an internet connection.
engineering, handbook, mechanical, materials, industrial, electrical, energy
Books, videos and more. Topics range from programming to IT networking to project management to graphic design to business strategy. Formerly Safari eBooks.
Search the Library's image collections for pictures of significant buildings or other structures. You can use these images in your reports and presentations, or easily post them to eConestoga.
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