- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
Last edited 26 Oct 2020
Construction knowledge sources
This article provides links to key sources of construction industry knowledge in the UK. Separate, linked lists have been created for some of the larger categories.
|Academia||Knowledge sharing for academics||Sign up|
|ADF||Architects' data file||Free|
|Barbour Product Search||Building product search platform||Free to access|
|BCIS||RICS cost information service||Subscription|
|BIM resources||List of resources||Variable|
|BSi||Standards||Subscription / one off payment|
|Building Data Exchange||Data on the performance of buildings||Free|
|BPI||Building Products Index||Free|
|Carbon Buzz||Closing the gap between calculations and performance||Sign up|
|CIS The Construction Information Service||IHS Markit and NBS access to regulations, standards, technical advice and news.||Subscription|
|Constructionline||Access to procurement contracts and projects||Membership|
|Crossrail learning legacy||Good practice, lessons learned and innovation.||Free|
|Designing Buildings Wiki||Construction industry Wiki||Free|
|Emerald Insight||Research||Pay for|
|Glenigan||Market leads and insights||Pay for|
|Government / Government agencies||Legislation / policy / reports||Free|
|i3P||Infrastructure Industry Innovation Platform||Membership|
|IHS Markit||Market information||Subscription|
|Industry reports||List of construction industry reports through history||Free|
|List of institutes and associations with links||Variable|
|isurv||RICS, the online knowledge subscription service||Subscription|
|London 2012 learning legacy||Knowledge and lessons learned from the construction of the Olympic Park||Free|
|Other organisations associated with the construction industry||List with links||Variable|
|Magazines and journals||List with links||Variable|
|Major Projects Knowledge Hub||Sharing knowledge and good practice||Free|
|NetRegs||Environmental guidance for Northern Ireland & Scotland||Free|
|NBS Source||A cloud-based platform for construction product information||Free|
|Planning Portal||Planning applications||Free|
|RIBA product selector||Building products library||Now NBS Source|
|Specify-it||Construction component and equipment supplier information from IHS||Subsrcibe for full access|
|SteelConstruction.info||Encyclopaedia for UK steel construction information||Free|
|Taylor & Francis||Research portal||Some free content|
|The Building Centre||Centre for innovation in the built environment||Combination of free and pay for events, news and products|
|The Water Network||Knowledge sharing platform||Free|
|Universities||List with links||Variable|
|WRAP||Practical solutions to improve resource efficiency||Free|
|Zero Carbon Hub||Closed on 31st March 2016, but still accessible||Free|
In addition, many private organisations in the construction industry, such as experienced clients, consultants, contractors and suppliers will have internal knowledge resources.
There is a useful list of construction project management software at: https://www.capterra.com/construction-management-software/
NB The results of the Construction Knowledge Survey undertaken in 2018 suggest the frequency that practitioners access different types of knowledge is as shown below.
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