PROGRAM SPECIFIC RESOURCES

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Architecture

Professional Associations

American Institute of Architects (AIA)
American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)
Association for Women in Architecture + Design
Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)
National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA)
Society of Architectural Historians (SAH)

Codes, Standards and Classifications

CSI MasterFormat – Writing standards for most commercial building design and construction projects in North America
ICC Codes – International Codes, State-Adopted Codes, and various Archived Codes (View only)
MADCAD – Cloud-based reference library to codes and standards
Omniclass Construction Classification System – A classification system to organize and retrieve information; designed for the construction industry

Latest Trends, Competitions and Job Listings

2modern design talk – Curated selection of modern furniture and lighting from emerging designers
Bustler – Architecture news, events & competitions – Resource for competitions and event listings in the architecture and design industries
Contract – Magazine with current trends and competitions for commercial interior design and architecture
Core77 – Website with job listings, events, competitions and discussions for designers
Death by Architecture – Resource for competition and event listings for the architecture and design industries
Design Intelligence – Design Futures Council’s bi-monthly report that offers research and commentary on the latest design trends
Dexigner – Covers a deep level of information on design including apps, events, competitions, etc.
Studio Wikitecture – Open Source architecture

Materials Resources

Inventables – 3D carving materials available for purchase
InformeDesign – Evidenced-based design content, resources, people and tools
University Texas, Austin Materials Lab – Materials organized by composition, form, process, properties and application
Materia – Innovative materials being used around the world

Reference Sites

Northeast Minneapolis Tool Library For a fee of $55, sign up as a member to check out tools  
International Archive of Women in Architecture – Documentation of the history of women’s contribution to the built environment
International Interior Design Association Knowledge Center – Search engine for research documents, database of continuing education and events
Lighting Research Center – World’s leading center in lighting research and education
Omniclass Construction Classification System – A classification system to organize and retrieve information designed for the construction industry
OpenBuilding –  An open source platform that offers a directory of architectural works from around the world 

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Construction

Professional Associations

American Concrete Institute (ACI)
American Institute of Constructors (AIC)
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE)
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)
Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)
Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI)
Construction Employers’ Association (CEA)
Construction Industry Ethics & Compliance Initiative (CIECI)
Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA)
Mechanical Contractors Association of America
Mn/DOT Concrete Engineering
National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA)
National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS)
Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA)
Project Management Institute (PMI)
Retail Contractors Association (RCA)
United States Green Building Council (USGBC)

Codes, Standards, and Classifications

ASHRAE Greenguide: Design, Construction, and Operation of Sustainable Buildings, 4th ed. – American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (2013) – eBook available through online catalog
CSI MasterFormat – Writing standards for most commercial building design and construction projects in North America
ICC Codes – International Codes, State-Adopted Codes, and various Archived Codes (View only)
MADCAD – Cloud-based reference library to codes and standards
Omniclass Construction Classification System – A classification system to organize and retrieve information; designed for the construction industry

Product Directories Online

4Specs.com – Directory for specified construction products
ARCAT – Building product information site; CAD/BIM and specifications
Building Materials by McGraw-Hill Sweets – Building product information site; CAD/BIM and specifications
Selector – Product information network for specifiers and other building industry professionals
Sweets: Construction & Building Materials | SuppliersBuilding product resource for architects, contractors, and engineers

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Design & Graphics Technology

Professional Associations

AIGA: Professional Association for Design Industrial Designers Society of America DexignerA comprehensive list of graphic design organizations across the country
Graphic Artists Guild
The Freelancers Union
Society for New Design (SND)
Society of Publication Designers (SPD)
Society of Illustrators

Images & Sound

Creative Commons – Search images, sound and video that creators have given limited permissions to; use their work non-commercially and with proper attribution

Latest Trends, Competitions and Job Listings

BehanceAn online platform to showcase your creative work and discover the work of others 
Core77 – Website with job listings, events, competitions and discussions for designers
Design Observer Group – Topics include jobs, places, trends and a focus on book cover design
Dexigner – Covers a deep level of information on design including apps, events, competitions, etc.
The Dieline – Information, trends, jobs, competitions and discussion platform for packaging

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Industrial Engineering

Professional Associations

American Society for Precision Engineering (ASPE)
American Society for Quality (ASQ)
American Society for Safety Engineers (ASEE)
Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT)
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)
IEEE Components, Packaging and Manufacturing (CPMT)
IEEE Engineering Management Society (EMS)
IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS)
IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society
Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors – U.K.
Institute of Industrial Engineers
Institute of Operations Management
International Ergonomics Association (IEA)
International Society for Automation
Production and Operations Management Society (POMS)
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)

Codes and Standards

ASTM Standards – Indexes all of the standards published by the American Society of Testing and Materials
NFPA Codes – A listing of codes and standards from the NFPA, the authority on fire, electrical and building safety

Patents and Trademarks

Espacenet
Google Patents
Glossary of Patent Terminology (OCDE)
Glossary of Patent Law Terms (Wikipedia)
Anatomy of a U.S. Patent – Queen’s University, Engineering & Science Library
U.S. Patent and Trademark Database
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Glossary
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Statistics
USTPO’s Seven Step Strategy

Recommended Reading
Creativity for Engineers [ebook]  – Dhillon, B.S. (2006)
Decision Theory with Imperfect Information [ebook] – Aliev, R. A.; Huseynov, Oleg H. (2014)
Foundations of Decision Analysis – Howard, Ronald A.; Abbas, Ali E. (2016)
Human Factors Methods: A Practical Guide for Engineering and Design [ebook] – Stanton, Neville (2013)
Going Lean : How the Best Companies Apply Lean Manufacturing Principles to Shatter Uncertainty, Drive Innovation, and Maximize Profits [ebook] – Ruffa, Stephen A. (2008)
Recent Developments in Manufacturing Robotic Systems and Automation [ebook] – Gao, Zhen; Zhang, Dan. (2013)

Web Resources

ASQ – Excellent quality resource to find standards, publications, templates, training & conference opportunities and great six sigma information
Best Manufacturing Process – Resource for locating current manufacturing research
ErgoWeb – Site offers information about ergonomics, such as a glossary of terms, history of ergonomics, concepts, case studies and reference
Lean Enterprise Unit – Industry resource to learn about the principles of Lean, read case studies, articles, access templates and forms, videos, products, connections and education opportunities
Lean Product Development Initiative (LPDI) – Offered through the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences under its program the Commercial Technologies for Maintenance Activities, information is available about LPDI products, services and contacts
Manufacturing.net – Covers economic and product trends, new regulations and more in the areas of aerospace, automation, automotive, chemical & petroleum, heavy machinery, medical, etc.
NASA—Ames Human Systems Integration System – Information available from the research being done on human-centered design and operations of complex aerospace systems, human performance and human-automation interaction
NASA—Cognition Lab – As part of the Human-Automation Integration Research Branch at the NASA Ames Research Center, this site offers information about research on modeling the human operator in human-machine systems and experiments on normal human perceptual and cognitive processes
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) – In an effort to provide programs and policies to prevent work-related injury, illness, disability and death, NIOSH’s site offers details about its goals, contacts, organization, research, programs, services, publications and more
NIST Manufacturing Portal – National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) offers a wealth of information to industry through this site by connecting users to NIST programs on energy, green manufacturing, lean manufacturing, metrology, process improvement, robotics, supply chain, etc.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) – Through this site, extensive information on OSHA such as publications, regulations, data & statistics can be found
Quality Management Principles – The quality management principles on which the ISO 9000 standard for quality management system are based can be found through this site

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Interior Design

Professional Associations

AIGA: The Professional Association for Design
ASID: American Society of Interior Designers
Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)
International Interior Design Association (IIDA)

Health Care Design Web Sites

Academy of Architecture for Health – Resource for upcoming events, podcasts, videos, articles on the topic of healthcare design
The Center for Health Systems and Design – Excellent resource for recent publications and research on the area of healthcare design
Environmental Geriatrics – Hosted by Cornell University; site is devoted to the study and application of how interior design can positively influence the care of older adults
Institute for Patient Centered Design – Education and event resources for interior designers in the healthcare design field
Therapeutic Landscapes Network – Landscaping intended to have a therapeutic effect, including those at healthcare

Historic Preservation Resources

Building Technology Heritage Library – Pre-1964 American and Canadian architecture trade catalogs, house plan books and technical building guides to document past design and building practices
Drafting a House History – Research building permits, abstract of title, plat maps, architectural records, owners & occupants
Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey – Documents in architecture, engineering and landscape design in the United States and its territories through a comprehensive range of building types, engineering technologies and landscapes
Minnesota Historic Preservation Office – Locate Minnesota’s historic properties, preservation plans, property records and more
National Trust for Historic Preservation – Non-profit organization that works to save and educate the public on historic sites

Latest Trends, Competitions & Job Listings

2modern design talk – Curated selection of modern furniture and lighting from emerging designers
Contract – Magazine with current trends and competitions for commercial interior design and architecture
Core77 – Web site with job listings, events, competitions and discussions for designers
Design Intelligence – Design Futures Council’s bi-monthly report that offers research and commentary on the latest design trends
Design Observer Group – Topics include jobs, places, trends and a focus on book cover design
Designer Pages – A site that connects architects and interior designers to great new products and the manufacturers that make them
Dexigner – Covers a deep level of information on design including apps, events, competitions, etc.
NEHW: The Hospitality Industry Network – (Be sure to check out The NEWH Product Design Competition Scholarship for a $4,000 award, and the The NEWH Sustainable Design Competition a $5,000 award)

Reference Sites

Journal of Interior Design (JID) – Full text access to Journal of Interior Design, 2011 – Present (Select Publications > under Search, select Publication and titles > type Journal of Interior Design)
International Interior Design Association Knowledge Center – Search engine for research documents; database of continuing education and events
Lighting Research Center – World’s leading center in lighting research and education

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Mechanical Engineering

Professional Associations

American Gear Manufacturers Association Codes and Standards (AGMA)
American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
American Welding Society (AWS)
Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)
Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
National Fluid Power Association (NFPA)
SAE International: the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM)

Patents and Trademarks

Anatomy of a U.S. Patent – Queen’s University, Engineering & Science Library’s
Espacenet
Glossary of Patent Terminology (OCDE)
Glossary of Patent Law Terms (Wikipedia)
Google Patents
U.S. Patent and Trademark Database
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Glossary
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Statistics
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Seven Step Strategy

Codes and Standards

ASTM Standards – Indexes all of the standards published by the American Society of Testing and Materials
NFPA Codes – A listing of codes and standards from the NFPA, the authority on fire, electrical and building safety 

Web Resources

Animated EnginesSite provides access to over 20 animated illustrations that explain the inner workings of a variety of steam, Stirling, and internal combustion engines
Automotive IntelligenceResource that collects news and information from the automotive industry
Best Manufacturing ResourcesA program to help businesses identify, research, and apply best practices in manufacturing
E-fluids.comFluid dynamics and flow engineering gallery of flow images, suggested readings, videos, calculators, Applets and more
MatwebSearchable properties database of over 115,000 materials
Thermal ConnectionSite provides material properties, tools, and educational resources for anyone working in heat transfer and related fields

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