Construction History Society of America
Engineering News Record Indexes
CHSA has been gifted by the Engineering News Record six volumes of indexes of their weekly issues from 1900 to 1943. These are being held in the Georgia Institute of Technology library in the custody of Brian Bowen. The volumes we have are indexed under main subject headings, such as Highways, Bridges, Buildings, Sewers, Concrete, Hydraulics, etc., and then by article heading with reference to the year, volume and page number.
ENR originated as two separate publications. One was called “The Engineer and Surveyor” when it started publication in 1874, but was renamed “Engineering News” a year later. In 1911 it was purchased by John A. Hill. The second publication was originally called “The Plumber and Sanitary Engineer” and started in 1877. By 1890 it was called “Engineering Record”. In 1902 it was purchased by James H. McGraw. The two magazines were competitors for some time, but eventually merged in 1917 to become the “Engineering News & Record”. McGraw-Hill went on to become a powerhouse in publishing and data services to the construction industry. More recently, in 2015, ENR (and Architectural Record) were sold to BNP Media.
If you have a subject that you are researching for which you need to check if ENR ever published any coverage, contact Brian at firstname.lastname@example.org. For indexes prior to 1900 please contact Scott Lewis at ENR email@example.com – he has the only published indexes for that period.