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Construction Research

Books Relevant to Your Course

Books in Barnsley College libraries are shelved in a carefully selected order which aims to place books on similar subjects together using Dewey Decimal Classification:

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Here is a list of where to start looking for the books on the library shelf for construction. To find whether a book is available in one of the Barnsley College libraries or look for other subject areas on the shelves use Discovery, or Heritage our library catalogue.

307.1216 Urban development and renewal
333.332 Property valuation
338.47624 Construction industry
342.07684 Law for construction including contracts
378.170281 How to succeed at university
658.404 Project management
690 Construction
690.0286 Sustainable construction
690.068 Construction management
690.2 Surveying buildings
690.24 Building defects
690.8 Houses and homes
691 Construction materials
692.5 Quantity surveying – Estimating contracts
696 Building services and utilities
720 Architecture and building design
720.284028 BIM and design software e.g. AutoCAD, Revit
808.066 Academic writing

E-Resources Relevant to Your Course

Barnsley College has lots of databases, e-books and e-journals to help with your studies. To log on you will need your College username and password. Some resources may ask you to choose Barnsley College from an A-Z list of institutions.

These databases contain a wide range of academic sources. If you are not finding the information you want, learn more about searching online. Help pages will also be available within each database, or ask a librarian helibrary@barnsley.ac.uk.

Discovery – is a one stop search engine for Barnsley College books, ebooks and many online journal collections.

Or you can search these e-resources and websites individually:

Annual Reviews is dedicated to synthesizing and integrating knowledge for the progress of science and the benefit of society.

Autodesk Construction Cloud construction resources to help you enhance your construction workflows.

Autodesk University On demand learning – explore hundreds of free AU classes and resources.

BRE an innovative group of researchers, scientists, engineers and technicians who share a common goal – to make the built environment better for all.

Brydon Wood resources from a global company of creative technologists, designers, architects, engineers and analysts. Includes articles and podcasts.

BSI Webinar Dr Anne Kemp, David Churcher and Paul Shillcock go through the new ISO 19650, answering questions surrounding the new transition from BS 1192 and PAS 1192-2 to ISO 19650 international standards.

Build Offsite (BOS) Publications and other online resources

Brown’s E-Books is a collection of academic textbooks from Barnsley College reading lists, available online.

Business Source Elite is a database that has access to full text articles on finance, management, and marketing.

Centre for Digital Built Britain Centre for Digital Built Britain completed its five-year mission and closed its doors at the end of September 2022. This website remains as a legacy of the achievements of our five-year foundational journey towards a digital built Britain

Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) is a unifying voice within the construction sector.

Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT)  CIAT is a dynamic, forward-thinking and inclusive global membership qualifying body for Architectural Technology. It exists as a not-for-profit organisation to lead, represent and promote Architectural Technology and to set and maintain the standards for education, practice and professionalism.

Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE)  CIBSE is the professional body that exists to advance and promote the art, science and practice of building services engineering, to invest in education and research, and to support our community of built environment professionals in their pursuit of excellence.

Constructing excellence Resources page for industry improvement to deliver excellence through clients, industry and users through collaborative working.

Construction Industry Council – Representative forum for the professional bodies, research organizations and specialist business associations in the construction industry

CSI – Constructions Specification Institute Founded in 1948, CSI is a national not-for-profit association of more than 6,000 members dedicated to improving the communication of construction information throughout continuous development and transformation of standards and formats, education and certification of professionals to improve project delivery processes.

Designing Buildings  an only industry-wide, cross-discipline forum for finding and sharing knowledge about the planning, design, construction and operation of built assets.

Directory of Open Access Journals provides access to over 18,000 high quality, peer reviewed multidisciplinary ejournals offering freely available academic articles.

Ebook Central Ebooks covering a range of subjects including business, childcare, education, fine arts, health, IT, social work, sport and tourism.

Energy Savings Trust information on generating renewable energy

Environment Complete offers deep coverage in the areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, and affiliated areas of study.

HN Global BTEC Higher National resources, including textbooks. Some paid for content.

Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) ICE help the industry learn and share knowledge, to maintain the natural and built environment. They also promote the essential contribution that civil engineers make to society worldwide.

ISO19650 webinars 

NBS Source Powerful, intuitive search enables you to easily find the products and manufacturers you’re looking for, that are right for your projects. Quickly assess and select products using structured properties, values and technical information; together with new product comparison features.

NHBC Standards 2022 House-Building Standards

NRDC Renewable Energy: The Clean Facts Wind and solar are powering a clean energy revolution. Here’s what you need to know about renewables and how you can help make an impact at home.

Project plans for building design and construction from Designing Buildings – the construction wiki. The only industry-wide, cross-discipline forum for finding and sharing knowledge about the planning, design, construction and operation of built assets.

Project Smart  this website aims to provide free, high-quality, ethical content in an accessible form while encouraging an open discussion through forums.

RIBA Plan of Work 2020 The RIBA Plan of Work organises the process of briefing, designing, constructing and operating building projects into eight stages and explains the stage outcomes, core tasks and information exchanges required at each stage.

Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)  a globally recognised professional body, everything the RICS does is designed to effect positive change in the built and natural environments.

The B1M The B1M is the world’s largest, most subscribed-to (and best) video channel for construction. Over 24 million people watch their videos each month. They inspire a better industry by sharing knowledge and expertise with a mass audience.

Timber Development UK Resource Library connect with the largest, most comprehensive online library of technical specification and design guidance for timber.

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