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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.
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.