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Architectural Record: Analyses Of Building & House Types
Architectural Record magazine offers analyses of various building types, with photos, drawings, specifications, descriptions and design solutions.

Great Buildings: Timeline & Descriptions Of Great Buildings
Great Buildings resource site offers historical timeline of great buildings from -3000 to 2004, with building descriptions and photos.

Statistics Canada: Historical Stats Of Canadian Construction & Housing
Statistics Canada supplies building industry summary statistics, many from 1926, on construction by type and by region, general stats of the construction industry, non-residential construction by the sector purchasing the construction, residential construction, housing stock, and mortgage funding.

Structurae: International Database & Gallery Of Structures
Structurae offers information on works of structural engineering, architecture or construction through time, history and from around the world. Documentation begins at the time of the pyramids in Egypt and Roman construction, continues to Romanesque and Gothic churches and through to the Industrial Revolution all the way to today and beyond. Structurae deals mostly with bridges, tunnels, dams, skyscrapers, stadiums, towers, etc.

Wikipedia: Description Of Building Types
Wikipedia gives brief descriptions of buildings for agricultural, commercial, dwellings, educational, government, industrial, military, parking & storage, religious, transit, & other.

Wikipedia: Types Of Houses & Apartments
Wikipedia online encyclopaedia explains the different types of houses & apartments, including multifamily, their characteristics, and offers pictures and links to more information, including architecture and building design.
Industry Information

BC Stats: BC Building Permits By Type & Municipality
BC Stats offers summary of 2006 - 2016 number of building permits by municipality for residential single, row, and apartment dwellings, and dollar value of residential, industrial, commercial and institutional. (PDF)

NAHB: Special Study On New Home In 2015
US National Association of Home Builders says in the next five years homebuyers' expectations and preferences for what their homes should look like will change along with their lifestyles. These changes are reflected in The New Home in 2015 study conducted by the NAHB Economics Group. The New Home in 2015 contains the data you need to stay ahead of the competition, and discusses the kind of homes home buyers will prefer in the future, and the impact of socioeconomic and demographic factors on the home-buying public. (PDF)

US Gov: Census Gives Characteristics Of New Housing
US Census searchable database provides a wide range of details on characteristics and components of different types of new homes in America.
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