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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. 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.
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.