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Building Surveying, Quantity Surveying & Architectural Technology

Databases of use across all subject areas

On this page are Library resources that will be of interest if you're studying a particular subject area. To see the main databases that are used across Building Surveying, Quantity Surveying and Architectural Technology, with full descriptions, please see the Databases & Journals tab.

Architectural Technology

Quantity Surveying

Product catalogues

ArCAT
A building product information website that includes 10,500 manufacturer listings by alpha or CSI section, 7000 BIM Models, 900 specs all in the CSI 3 part format, 300 SpecWizards for automated spec writing and 7,000 CAD Details. Free to use and no registration required.

Architonic
A showcase of over 120,000 design products and materials, linking architectural projects with the furnishings, materials and fittings that have been used in their execution.

Barbour Product Search
An online directory offering an accessible platform for architects, contractors and other specifiers within the construction community.

ESI Info
Online database of products and materials.

Greenspec
By promoting 'green' building products, materials, and construction techniques, they aim to help reduce the overall environmental impact of the buildings we create.

NBS Source
An online source of building product information.

Specify-it
Provides up to date product catalogues aimed at designers, specifiers, and purchasers. It includes full-text catalogues, data sheets, handbooks, reference manuals, selector guides, and brochures. You can search for product names, company names, trade names, and component names.

Building Surveying

Some of these building costs resources might be of particular interest to Building Surveying students.

  • SpecifiedBy
    A smart database of over 29000 building products with project management, technical search and comparison features, making for efficient research and better informed specification decisions.