Construction and project management

Construction and project management

This subject guide will help you locate key sources of information for your subject including databases for finding journal articles, reports and conference proceedings.

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Find journal articles

Discover is our single search system which searches our books, ebooks, most journal content and selected other resources. We provide a Discover search guide. For more comprehensive searches you will need to search a database.

Technical information/Standards

Key resources
  • British Standards Online (BSOL) provides access to bibliographic, citation and full text of over 60,000 British, adopted European and International standards. The complete set of all Eurocodes is available in full text, through BSOL. 
  • BCIS Online provides up to date detailed building cost information, including cost analysis and tender price information.
  • BCIS Online Rates database offers access to Building Cost Information Service’s independent rates data for estimating and checking costs and ensuring accurate budgeting for new build and refurbishment projects.
  • Construction Information Service contains industry and technical information for the construction industry with full text documents, current regulations and related news and briefings.
  • Digimap is a collection of services that delivers maps and map data to higher education. We subscribe to Digimap Ordnance Survey collection, Historic Digimap, Geology Digimap and Environment Digimap.
  • isurv provides access to RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) documents including official guidance, forms and case studies and the Red Book (RICS appraisal and valuation standards).
  • Occupational Health and Safety Information Service (OHSIS) is a source of key occupational, health and safety documentation and information relevant to the workplace. It includes the supplements for Occupational Health and Safety Core, Environmental Health, Fire Safety and the Fire Protection Association.
Building Standards, regulations and technical handbooks
  • Scottish Government - Building Standards are the responsibility of Scottish ministers who have the power to create building regulations and prepare technical guidance to ensure buildings are safe, efficient and sustainable for all. The Technical Handbooks provide guidance on achieving the standards set in the Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004 and are available in two volumes, for domestic buildings and for non-domestic buildings. They are also available in the Construction Information Service database.
  • Building Regulations (for England). They are also available through the Construction Information Service database.


Case Law

Finding case law resources

The three main databases for case law are Westlaw, Lexis and Building Law Reports.

All Databases for Law

You can find help and explanations on the library's Law Subject Guide.

Westlaw and Lexis are good general law resources.

Building Law Reports are specialist reports published separately.

Tip: It is important you choose the report your lecturer has specified as cases can be written up in multiple law reports.

Understanding a legal citation

Legal citations

Tip: 'R. v. Somebody' indicates a criminal case

Case law abbreviations

The Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations is a free online resource which allows you to search for the abbreviation or the full title of English language legal publications.

Tip: chose 'close' match if you are putting in part of an abbreviation.

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