MADCAD database trial

We now have trial access to MADCAD.com, until 02/07/2011.

To access MADCAD, simply go to:
http://www.madcad.com/madcad/login.php
from workstations on the campus network (or through the VPN or proxy server).

Here is a description of MADCAD:

“MADCAD.com is the only web-based subscription service that provides online access to a searchable database of building codes and standards from all major content providers in HTML format.

MADCAD.com users can:

- access codes and standards online 24/7 – no downloads or installations are required!
- create custom subscriptions
- share concurrency based access with their co-workers
- perform full-text keyword searches within a single book, selected books, or the entire eLibrary
- navigate efficiently with cross-referenced hyperlinks
- copy and paste excerpts into reports
- find state amendments and building products

MADCAD.com provides online access to more than 20,000 codes and standards from the following publishers:

  • ASCE [American Society of Civil Engineers]
  • ASHRAE [American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers]
  • ASME [American Society of Mechanical Engineers]
  • ASTM [ASTM International]
  • BHMA [Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association]
  •  IAPMO [International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials]
  • ICC [International Code Council]
  • IEEE [Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers]
  •  NFPA [National Fire Protection Association]
  • CA state codes”

Please let me know what you think of this resource!

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