As a part of its mission to build a better building design profession, one designer at a time, AIBD has offers this list of suggested resource materials. This reference list is for information only and is a convenient link to purchase the materials.
The content of the Institute’s “Certified Professional Building Designer®” “CPBD™” certification exam may be found in multiple texts, which may not be listed here, or learned through practical experience.
The classic bestselling reference on architecture is now revised and expanded!
An essential one-volume reference of architectural topics using Francis D.K. Ching’s signature presentation.
It is the only dictionary that provides concise, accurate definitions illustrated with finely detailed, hand-rendered drawings.
From Arch to Wood, every concept, technology, material, and detail important to architects and designers are presented in Ching’s unique style.
The ‘Architect’s Bible’ since 1932, updated with the latest codes and standards.
Architectural Graphic Standards are the authority for architects, designers, and building contractors.
Graphic standards are essential to building design.
It provides comprehensive guidance on the visual representation of materials, products, systems, and assemblies.
New coverage includes building resiliency and the building envelope, expert discussion on design and construction documentation fundamentals, and new examination of environmental factors, material properties, and performance.
Sustainable Design is no longer separated but incorporated throughout, and extensive appendices keep useful data right at your fingertips.
Architecture: Residential Drafting and Design provides comprehensive instruction on traditional and computer-based methods of preparing architectural working drawings and covers design and construction principles and methods.
It is organized around the design-building process, a logical way for students to learn easily. It is intended to help build the necessary technical skills to communicate architectural ideas in an understandable, efficient, and accurate manner.
In addition to providing information on architectural drafting, design, and construction, the text includes excellent coverage of computer-aided drafting and design (CADD), 3D parametric modeling applications, and building information modeling (BIM).
Project scheduling is a difficult and misunderstood component of the construction process, so it stands out as a problematic issue.
The most efficient companies will have a schedule for each of their projects and will update these schedules every month, whereas the least efficient will have only a start and finish date to work with.
Simpler projects may not require complex schedules; they may not require one other than the contract start and end dates.
Sick of McMansions?
Marianne Cusato, the creator of the award-winning Katrina Cottages, is a champion of traditional architectural principles: structural common sense, aesthetics of form, appropriateness to a neighborhood, and sustainability.
She presents the definitive guide to what makes houses look and feel right, revealing the dos and don’ts of livable home design.
Hundreds of elegant line drawings–rendering the varieties of architectural features and displaying “avoid” and “use” versions of the same elements side by side–make this an indispensable resource for designing and building a timelessly beautiful home.
Green Building: Principles and Practices in Residential Construction (Go Green with Renewable Energy Resources)
A current, comprehensive guide to this exciting, emerging field.
From core concepts to innovative applications of cutting-edge technology and the latest industry trends, this text offers an in-depth introduction to constructing “green” homes.
Unlike many texts that adopt a product-oriented approach, this book emphasizes the crucial planning, processes, and execution methods necessary for effective, environmentally sound construction.
Get the updated industry standard for a new age of construction!
For more than fifty years, Olin’s Construction has been the cornerstone reference in the field for architecture and construction professionals and students.
This new edition is an invaluable resource that will provide in-depth coverage for decades to come.
You’ll find the most up-to-date principles, materials, methods, codes, and standards used in the design and construction of contemporary concrete, steel, masonry, and wood buildings for residential, commercial, and institutional use. Organized by the principles of the MasterFormat® 2010 Update, this edition: