Links to databases and other library resources for construction and structural design. Also helpful for civil engineering, estimating, excavation, green design, sources of building materials, and related topics.
In Compendexand other databases, start with the "thesaurus" under the "search" link to explore recommended wording for your search. Along with "structural design" and "construction," Compendex's thesaurus recommends broader, related, and narrower keywords such as:
Impact resistance (or fire resistance, or hurricane resistance)
Concrete construction (or masonry construction, or steel construction, or wooden construction)
Steel and concrete design
... and other phrases.
Open Educational Resources for Engineers
The American Society for Engineering Education's (ASEE) Engineering Libraries Division (ELD) recently created a wonderful guide for Open Educational Resources (OER) for a wide variety of engineering disciplines. If you are looking for additional resources, free of cost and openly available, please review ASEE's ELD resource page at this link.