The Atkinson-Noland & Associates Library

Atkinson-Noland & Associates has developed and maintains an extensive computerized database and in-house library system presently containing over 10,000 separate references of which over 5,000 pertain specifically to masonry. This unique capability permits Atkinson-Noland to quickly reference past work in masonry engineering and to determine the current state-of-the-art. This capability is useful for research projects, engineering evaluation, design projects, and forensic engineering studies. The Atkinson-Noland library system was computerized in 1984 as a keyword search system for masonry and engineering publications. A literature survey based on keywords and major subject areas provides a listing of appropriate references. Literature from the U.S. and foreign countries in the database include: Other major subject areas include general engineering, earthquake engineering, nondestructive evaluation, and material testing. The Atkinson-Noland library has the complete document for each entry in its database providing quick access to the material. Information searches are conducted by technical personnel - either an engineer or engineering technician. This approach provides a useful reference listing as innovation is often required in locating related subject areas and in separating non-applicable references.