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Construction, Surveying & Civil Engineering

Web links

Here is a list of recommended web links, arranged alphabetically by the relevant dictionary entries:

A B C E F G H I J K L M O R S T U V

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admixture
http://www.admixtures.org.uk/
Home page of the UK Cement Admixtures Association (CAA), a trade association of UK admixture manufacture, providing information on types, current standards, and publication downloads.

aggregate
http://www.bsigroup.co.uk/en-GB/
Official website where the appropriate BS EN standards can be purchased/downloaded.

aircrete
http://www.aircrete.co.uk
Home page of the Aircrete Products Association providing information regarding aircrete technology, its applications, and advantages.

air quality
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-air-quality-strategy-for-england-scotland-wales-and-northern-ireland-volume-2
Government website from which the Air-Quality Strategy for England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland can be downloaded (the Strategy sets air-quality objectives and the measures selected to achieve the desired improvements in air quality).

Association of Building Technicians ABT
http://www.unionancestors.co.uk
Trade Union Ancestors site with historical information.

ASTM
http://www.astm.org
Home page for the American Society for the Testing of Materials, including guides for design, manufacturing, and trade.

axed work
http://www.wrg.org.uk
Water Recovery Group home page with information on brick arches used in the restoration of canals.

axonometric
http://vimeo.com/67702840
Demonstration of axonometric drawing.

 

B  Top

bankruptcy
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/insolvency-service
The Insolvency Service

bioremediation
http://www.claire.co.uk/technology.php

British Standard
http://www.standardsuk.com.
Web-link details the official site where standards can be purchased.

Brundtland Report
http://www.un-documents.net/wced-ocf.htm
The full version of the Brundtland report can be download from the web-link

Building Act 1984
http://www.communities.gov.uk
Communities and local government portal that provides the Building Act and Building Regulations.

Building Research Establishment
http://www.bre.co.uk
Web-link details the official site.

Buildmark
http://www.nhbc.co.uk/
The National House-Building Council.

 

C  Top

CE mark
http://www.bsigroup.com/en
The British Standard Institution provides guidance on the conformity assessment procedure and gaining CE.

CEN
http://www.cen.eu
European Committee for Standardization

Chartered Engineer
http://www.engc.org.uk/
The Engineering Council web-site details the different professional qualifications that can be obtained and the citation to the quotation above.

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
http://www.ciarb.org
The official web site of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Chartered Institute of Building
http://www.ciob.org.uk
The official web site of the Chartered Institute of Building.

Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers
http://www.cibse.org/
The CIBSE official web-site.

CIRIA
http://www.ciria.org/
Official web site of the Construction Industries Research and Information Association.

City & Guilds of London Institute
http://www.cityandguilds.com
Official web site of the City and Guild Institute.

compartment
http://www.planningportal.gov.uk
On-line government planning portal - the Building Regulations can be downloaded from this site.

contaminated land
https://www.gov.uk/contaminated-land/what-is-contaminated-land
Office of Public Sector Information web-site details the above Act
http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/land/contaminated/pdf/ci...
Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (defra) circular regarding contaminated land

controlled waste regulations
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1992/588/contents/made
Archive of the original Controlled Waste Regulation.
http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/waste/local-authorities/...
Information from DEFRA (Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs on the review of the controlled waste regulations.

 

E  Top

Egan report
http://www.constructingexcellence.org.uk
Construction Excellence is an organization charged with driving change in construction.

 

F  Top

Fire Precautions Act 1971
http://healthandsafetyadvisory.co.uk/hsnewletter.htm
Information on fire regulations from the Health & Safety Advisory Service.

Fire Protection Association
http://www.thefpa.co.uk
The UK fire protection home page - provides information on the protection of people and property from the effects of fire. Collects and publishes statistics, provides guidance, and information on regulations and best practice.

first angle
http://www.technologystudent.com
The graphics section on the technology students' web site provides detailed drawings of orthographic projects.

form of contract
http://www.jctcontracts.com
Joint Contractual Tribunal's home page - provides details on the full range of standard JCT contracts and warrantees.
http://www.ice.org.uk
Institute of Civil Engineers - provides details of their range of standard civil and construction contracts.

 

G  Top

gas fitter
http://www.gassaferegister.co.uk/
Gas Safe Register - the organization that manages and controls gas safety.

geosynthetics
http://www.geosyntheticssociety.org/
International Geosynthetics Society's website, The society is dedicated to the scientific and engineering development of geotextiles, geomembranes, related products and associated technologies. Subscription membership is available and offers more access to the website's resources such as publications.

 

H  Top

Health and Safety at Work Act
http://www.hse.gov.uk/legislation/hswa.htm
The full Act is available on the web site as well as other supporting information, including posters and pocket cards.

Health and Safety Executive
http://www.hse.gov.uk/legislation/enforced.htm
Full information on the primary and secondary powers of the HSE can be found on the web site.

Health and Safety Inspector
http://www.hse.gov.uk/stress/furtheradvice/hseinspectors.htm
Full information on the powers and procedures used by the Health and Safety Inspector can be found on the HSE web site.

 

I  Top

Incorporated Engineer
http://www.engc.org.uk/
The Engineering Council web site details the different professional qualifications that can be obtained and the citation to the above quotation.

information paper
http://www.bre.co.uk.
BRE provide publications, research, and consultancy on various aspects of building and construction.

Institution of Civil Engineering
http://www.ice.org.uk/
The above web site details information about the Institution of Civil Engineering and is the reference source for the above text.

Institution of Electrical Engineers
http://www.theiet.org
Knowledge portal for the Institute of Engineering and Technology.

international Standards Organization
http://www.iso.org
A non-governmental organization providing a link between public and private sector standardization across many countries.

IStructE
http://www.istructe.org
The IStructE web site details further information about the institution and the different professional qualifications which can be obtained.

IWA
http://www.waterways.org.uk
Information on the use and restoration of canals.

 

J  Top

JCT
http://www.jctltd.co.uk
Joint Contracts Tribunal web site, the full suite of JCT contracts is described on this site.

 

K  Top

knot area ratio
http://www.timber.org.au
National timber industry web site of Australia (Forest & Wood Products Australia).

 

L  Top

ladder
http://www.hse.gov.uk
Guidance on the safe use of ladders can be found on the Health and Safety Executive web site.

 

M  Top

machine special structural
http://www.trada.co.uk
Timber Research and Development Association - Further information on stress grading is available on this site.

 

O  Top

OFWAT
http://www.ofwat.gov.uk/

 

R  Top

RICS
http://www.rics.org
The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors web page provides information on how to join the institute, governance and information on property, land and environment.

RIDDOR
http://www.hse.gov.uk/riddor/riddor.htm
The above web site is the source of reference to the above definition and includes details on how to report an accident.

risk assessment
http://www.hse.gov.uk/risk/fivesteps.htm
Details information on how to undertake a risk assessment.

 

S  Top

safety signs
http://www.hse.gov.uk/workplacetransport/safetysigns/
The Health and Safety Executive website provides essential guidance on the use and format of safety signs.

 

T  Top

Timber Research and Development Association
http://www.trada.co.uk
Membership-based organization that conducts research and provides information to its members on timber. Students can obtain free membership.

town planning
http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/
UK's on-line planning and building regulations resource. Full Building Regulations and Planning documents can be accessed.

 

U  Top

UCATT
https://www.ucatt.org.uk/
A trade union which pursues the rights of workers in construction and allied industries.

 

V  Top

vertical irregularity
https://www.wbdg.org/ccb/DHS/ARCHIVES/fema368.pdf
Vertical irregularities are defined FEMA 368 Section 5.2.3.3 and Table 5.2.3.3