Journals published by the American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE) are a good source of current research in construction. Among their journals are Journal of Composites for Construction, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction, Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, and Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction. There are other journals on sub-disciplines of civil engineering that may deal with construction-related topics. Here’s how to get to them.
Begin by clicking the ASCE Library - Journals link on the Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering databases page. [Note: If you are using the ASCE journals off-campus, after you click the link you will be prompted to enter your BlazerID and password before you can access the database.]
On the ASCE Library - Journals home page, scroll through the title list until you find the journal you're looking for and click the title.
On the journal home page, you can look at (1) recently added articles, (2) the current issue, and (3) previous available issues.
On the main page for each issue you will see a table of contents. When you find an article you are interested in, click the title.
You can read the article online (HTML) or download a copy (PDF).
You can also search for topics across all the ASCE journals.
Type your topic in the search box and click the Search button.
Your results list will include items from all ASCE publications (book chapters, conference papers, etc.), but our license includes access to only the journal articles. [Clicking Technical Paper, Case Study, or Technical Note in the sidebar will limit your results list that type of journal article, respectively.]. If you find other items of interest, you can request copies through our interlibrary loan service.
To read an article online (HTML) or download a copy (PDF), click the article title, as you did when browsing.