All sources in English, if not differently marked
This part of the webpage was created back in 2003 and it may be out of date today.. Will be gradually sorted out.
Designated BE portals
Building Envelopes - About facade engineering - great site!
Building Engineering Group - University of Waterloo - facade engineering page
CWCT at University of Bath Site - Facade engineering - (paid access only)
Glass and Metal Curtain Wall Systems - What you have always wanted to learn about curtain walls, but you were afraid to ask - basic but nicely illustrated with sketches
How Windows Work ? - Follow links on this page - basic but nicely illustrated with photos
Integrating the Window with the Building Envelope - Very old but still actual
Dew Point - Calculation
Trade Institutes and Associations
Building Research Establishment - Free advisory center and paid library
International Council for Building - Some downloadable articles, most services for members only
New Buildings Institute, Inc - Some downloadable educational materials
ERDC Technical Publications Paid service
Indoor Environment Department Publications - Library search page /some stuff is downloadable/
Belgian Building Research Institute - Library /French language/
Some articles in newspapers
Enclosure Detailing - Article in "Canadian Architect"
Article about facade engineering - Several pages plus photos
Glass and interactive building envelopes - Memorandum
Channel Headquarter - Nice curtain wall
Facade Engineering - Books
International Glazing Database - Llooking for very special glass? - try this.
The Lighting Research Center - Offers a free library
Architectural CADD Web Sources - Very complete
Architectural CADD Consultants - Need a comparison of different pieces of CAD software?
U.S. Department of Energy - building energy software - Some tools for determination heat loss and energy balance and more...
DOE -Free Building Energy Simulation Program - Direct download link
Educational PC-Program -For calculating the coupled heat and moisture transfer in building components
Search Engines, Databases and Libraries
CAD blocks and samples
- please, report broken links -