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Class Number Subject
343.07869 Construction Law
510 Mathematics
620 Engineering
620.11 Engineering Materials
621 Mechanical Engineering
621.3007 Electrical Safety
621.381 Electrical Engineering
624 Civil Engineering
624.1 Structural Engineering
624.18 Construction Materials
624.2 Bridges
625.7 Roads and Highways
690 Construction
690.068 Construction Management
690.22 Health and Safety
690.24 Building Maintenance
691 Building Materials
692 Surveying
692.4 Tender and Contracts
692.5 Estimates
692.6 Project Management
692.9 Construction
693.5 Concrete
693.834 Robust Details
696 Building Services
697 Energy
721 Architecture

JCT contracts

JCT building contracts are available through the IHS database 

This book contains JCT standard building contract with quantities 2016:   

A list of other resources on contracts in the Library:          

Also see the Lexis PSL database. You can find 2011 JCT Contracts on here. (After logging in, click on whatever subject area is currently showing, e.g. Planning, then go in and change it to Construction).


FIDIC contracts

FIDIC contracts are available on Lexis PSL

If you are unable to log on please see our guidance on accessing Lexis Library via Eduroam if you are on campus or not! If you are still struggling please contact the Library.

Price books

Spon's architects' and builders' price book [Ebook]
Introductory explanation on how to use a price book. Includes fees for professional services, prices for measured work (major and minor works), estimating building costs, and conversion tables. 

Office for National Statistics- Statistics on Construction Industry
Datasets include construction output price indices.

This tool helps you prepare cost plans, provide early cost advice to clients and benchmark costs for both commercial and residential buildings.
Built Environment staff and students can access this on-campus via MyBeckett and off campus via RemoteApp. Please check with Built Environment staff to obtain the user name and password.

Key reference materials

If you want to research a building or a person you should try using the Oxford Reference collection here, which will give you a quality description and overview:

Oxford University Press authoritative handbooks, dictionaries and encyclopaedias. 

Request an eBook

Staff and students can request new academic eBooks for the Library to buy.

This eBook requesting service is only for eBooks needed for individual study/research or to diversify the Library collection.

Check out the Request an eBook page to find out more about the service. 

National Building Specification

NBS is a UK-based system of construction specification used by architects and other building professionals to describe the materials, standards and workmanship of a construction project. It is available online to students within the School of Built Environment, Engineering & Computing via the Remote App