Answered By: Keith Brisland
Last Updated: Mar 30, 2017     Views: 31

These are the most relevant databases:

  • British Standards Online Current, historic, and draft British Standards, technical handbooks, codes of practice, specifications for products.
  • Building Online journal
  • Construction Information Service (CIS) - Legislation, standards and guidance material. Covers building, civil & structural engineering, mechanical and electrical engineering, construction and facilities Management.
  • Digimap - Ordnance Survey Collections - Ordnance Survey map data for use within GIS and CAD applications. Allows users to create both simple and customised maps for viewing and printing. **Now includes Ancient/Roam Historic Digimap with maps from the 1840s to the 1990s, and also Environment Roam with Access Land Cover maps.
  • Estates Gazette Interactive UK online news, research and information service for the commercial property market.
  • GreenFILE Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling. (Best viewed using Chrome).
  • RICS Red Book Online isurv Practice notes database : RICS Red Book, Surveyors' Construction Handbook, Guidance Notes, Information Papers and Practice Statements plus case law database

For details of other useful resources and further information visit http://libguides.bcu.ac.uk/builtenvironments

If you would like help using any of these resources you can book a tutorial with James Dean, the liaison librarian for the Built Environment or visit the Curzon Library Help Desk.

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