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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).
Australian Standards and selected International Standards adopted by Australia. Access Conditions: you must create an additional registration on the SAI Global site to read, download, save or print a standard. From 30 April 2021, additional software is required to view standards - please see the guide below for details.
Access to saved files expires after 5 days. Maximum Users: 6 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.
Help: Accessing Australian Standards
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.