Construction & Civil Engineering

Key Databases

Offering the latest business and financial information for researchers at all levels. It includes in-depth coverage for over 3,730 publications, with more than 2,670 available in full text.
Aerial Digimap offers detailed aerial imagery from Getmapping, including both a mapping and a data download facility.
The imagery from Getmapping is 25cm resolution vertical aerial photography and the most detailed national coverage available.
Aerial Roam offers the ability to view, annotate and print the aerial photographs as well as an overlay function to allow comparison with current Ordnance Survey mapping.
BSOL is the online standards database giving access to over 55,000 up-to-date British, adopted European and International standards.
Business Source Complete contains premium content of peer-reviewed, business related journals. Included as part of the comprehensive coverage are indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals, dating back as far as 1886. In addition, searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,300 journals.
CIS provides full-text access to current regulations, standards and industry news for architects, designers, engineers, quantity surveyors and health and safety staff. It includes British Standards referenced in building regulations, JCT contracts, CIBSE documents, legislative and compliance regulations, Eurocodes, UK National Annexes and Non-contradictory Complimentary Information (NCCI).
Online maps and mapping data of Great Britain, at a series of pre-defined scales; includes collections from Ordnance Survey and Landmark. A registration form will need to be completed when a user accesses Digimap for the first time; this takes two working days to process, before Digimap can be used.
The ENDS Report is the UK's No 1 source of environmental intelligence for professionals, delivering news, analysis and reference across the carbon, environmental and sustainability agenda.
Financial database of UK and Irish public and private companies, containing current and historical information on approximately 200,000 companies.
Focuses on the impact of humans on the environment, covering global warming, sustainable agriculture, green building and renewable energy.
Historic Digimap delivers Landmark historic Ordnance Survey maps of Great Britain.
The historic maps can be viewed on-line, printed and downloaded as images for use in image processing and GIS software.
i-law gives you access to UK Building Law reports and several key construction law journals and newsletters. Login by just putting your University email address in the “email address” box. To see the University’s subscriptions, click on the arrow next to the i-law com logo and select “Subscription Library”.
Full text civil engineering journals published by the Institution of Civil Engineers from 1836 to the present.
IHS host a suite of databases, including: the Construction Information Service, Specify-it, the Occupational Health and Safety Information Service, Engineer-it, Food and Drink Safety, SCI Blue Book and LABC Type Approval
Land, property and construction information from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Includes best practice guidance, case studies, the latest legal and regulatory updates, and RICS standards. Available on campus only.
Ebooks on civil engineering, construction, engineering and project administration. Select "My Subscription" in order to search our subscribed, full text titles.
Legislation.gov.uk is the official revised edition of the primary legislation of the United Kingdom made available online. (Previously the UK Statute Law Database)
Access to an extensive set of full text legal resources, including UK Cases and Legislation, Halsbury's Laws of England, Forms & Precedents and UK Journals.
Mintel supplies independent research on UK consumer markets. Reports are written by experts in each sector.
Official guidance, legislation, best practice and standards enabling organisations to manage health, safety, environment and public protection issues in Britain and the Republic of Ireland.
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Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed research literature with more than 20,500 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers. Scopus offers researchers a quick, easy and comprehensive resource to support their research needs in the scientific, technical, medical and social sciences fields and arts and humanities.
Product and supplier information for the construction industry.
Cases and statutes, administrative materials, law reviews and treatises, attorney profiles, news and business information.

Web Pages

Building Regulations
Planning, building and the environment - Department for Communities and Local Government

The Construction Centre
UK Construction Products, Brands and Companies

Institution of Civil Engineers