Reference books are meant to provide quick access to facts. For AE purposes, reference books are going to provide information such as a recent year's estimated costs for materials.
The reference section of the library has several resources available for AE, CM, and CVE. These resources are located on the second floor. These resources are for in-house use only and may not be checked out.
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Handbooks are essential resources in Architectural Engineering design work, particularly in the area of heating, ventilating, and cooling.
The following ASHRAE Handbooks are located in the reference section:
Newer editions of these handbooks are also available through Knovel:
This resource contains detailed information on all aspects of architecture including:
RSMeans is the leading supplier of cost information for developers, architects, engineers, contractors, and others. These resources can be used to make projections about costs for building and renovation projects.
Available books include:
The 2017 editions of these books are on order and will be added to the Reference Collection soon.
According to RSMeans Building Construction Cost Data (2015), for Acoustical Ceilings:
You can use either the actual reference book (REF TH 435 .M42 2015) or this scanned section of page 336 to find the answer.