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Built Environment: Finding Resources
This is a curated list of resources and resources relevant to the built environment. To view all databases, please go to the Library's A-Z Databases page.
Library Search is a good place to start looking for information (especially books and journal articles) because it searches across multiple databases.
However, if you are looking for a specific type of information, this guide identifies key databases and resources relevant to built environment.
A wide range of resources, including articles, definitions, images and animations which explain core scientific concepts. Disciplines covered include agriculture, biology, botany, information technology, environmental science, food science, health sciences, mathematics, physics, psychology and neuroanatomy.
Content focusing on built environment sustainability, includes peer-reviewed papers, case studies and glossaries.
Note: The content of the Environment Design Guide is now available under the Environment tab in Acumen Practice Notes.
Scholarly journals, trade publications, reports and conference proceedings, with a strong focus on Australian content, Including Engineers Australia (EA) and the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ).
Additional software is required to view Australian Standards - please see Finding Standards for further details. If you experience issues accessing downloaded standards, please contact TaSAC.
Note: As from 21 September 2022, a personal registration and login is no longer required to access standards. Using the above link, enter your CQU email address and follow the usual authentication process.
Maximum Users: 10 concurrent users. Please log out when you have finished. Licence Conditions: Electronic transmission of files, including sending by email, is prohibited.
Standards are available to CQU students and staff only for use related to their CQU study or research.
Produced by the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB). Free online once you set up an account.
Volume 1: multi-residential, commercial, industrial and public buildings.
Volume 2: residential buildings.
Volume 3: plumbing and drainage requirements for all classes of buildings.