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Senior Design Team Wins $75,000 Phase II EPA Funding

The award-winning senior design project, “Cool Roof Coatings Utilizing Glass Hollow Microspheres for Improved Solar Reflectance,” increases the reflectance of cool roof coatings while cutting raw material costs.

How do I access ANSI NFPA-85 code online?

We have access to NFPA 85: Boiler and Combustion Systems Hazards Code through a database called MAD CAD.

MAD CAD is the electronic database where you can find online version of this code. It contains building codes, knowledge-based design solutions, and guidelines to meet the codes.

Finding chemical information using Google Trends

With Google Trends, you can compare the world’s interest in your favorite topics. Enter up to five topics and see how often they’ve been searched on Google over time.

The Chemical Database from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Akron

The Chemical Database database will allow the user to retreive information for any of 25,496 hazardous chemicals or 'generic' entries based on a keyword search. Potential keywords include names, formula and registry numbers (CAS, DOT, RTECS, EINECS, Beilstein and Merck). Formula are represented in Hill format for searching and a more descriptive format for viewing.

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Senior Design Resources

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Senior Design, Senior Seminar, Codes, Sites and Case Studies, Scholarly articles

For information on how to find scholarly lierature from various electronic databases,
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Senior Seminar
See also: Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Blog

Codes and Regulations: Important resources in locating codes and regulations necessary for your design project:
Books on codes in the Library:

Building codes illustrated : a guide to understanding the 2006 International building code
Residential & light commercial construction standards : the all-in-one, authoritative reference compiled from : major building codes, recognized trade custom, industry standards.
Specifying interiors : a guide to construction and FF&E for residential and commercial interiors projects / Maryrose McGowan ; drawings by Kelsey Kruse.
The BOCA national building Architectural building codes : a graphic reference

To find additional books, search in our online catalog at Advanced Keyword searching using appropriate keywords related to your topic of interest.

See also Finding Building Codes using library resources for more information on finding online versions of codes such as BOCA, ICC or NFPA.

MAD CAD gives access to comprehensive state and local codes to meet architectural, engineering and educational solutions. See Philadelphia's Licenses and Inspections site for city's codes and regulations documents.

ILI Standards Infobase The ILI standards database is a bibliographic standards database. It covers over 600,000 worldwide standards. Over 250 major Standards issuing authorities are covered, from the US, Europe, the international bodies ISO and IEC to Japan and Australia. Any ASTM standards can also be requested through ILI Standards Infobase.

See also: U.S. Department of Energy: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy: Energy Codes 2007

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