Update
The Oxford Biblical Studies Online and Oxford Islamic Studies Online have retired. Content you previously purchased on Oxford Biblical Studies Online or Oxford Islamic Studies Online has now moved to Oxford Reference, Oxford Handbooks Online, Oxford Scholarship Online, or What Everyone Needs to Know®. For information on how to continue to view articles visit the subscriber services page.
Dismiss

A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering 2e

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

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

 

A  Top

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 web-site 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 web-site 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 performance reports
https://www.breeam.com
BREEAM official web-site
http://www.iisbe.org
iiSBE official web-site
https://new.usgbc.org/leed
LEED official web-site

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.

bullying (harassment)
http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=797
ACAS advice leaflet on bullying and harassment at work.

 

C  Top

cavity wall insulation
http://www.greenspec.co.uk/building-design/insulation-materials-thermal-properties/
Different λ-values, based on manufacturer’s claimed values can be found on the Greenspec web-site.
http://www.timsa.org.uk/TypicalLambda90Table.pdf
Typical Lamda table

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

cement mortar
https://www.understanding-cement.com/hydration.html#
An introduction to cement hydration.

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.

comfort conditions and metrics
http://www.hse.gov.uk/temperature/thermal/factors.htm
HSE web-site details the six basic factors which affect an individual’s thermal comfort.

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

Construction Industry Council (CIC)
http://cic.org.uk/
CIC official web-site.

Construction Industry Development Board
http://cidb.govmu.org
CIDB official web-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.

COP24
https://cop24.gov.pl/
COP24 official web-site.

 

D  Top

discrimination
https://www.gov.uk/discrimination-your-rights
UK Government’s advice page on discrimination.

 

E  Top

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

employee
http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=5071
ACAS employment status advice.

employee engagement
https://engageforsuccess.org/what-is-employee-engagement
Information on employee engagement.

 

F  Top

Fire Precautions Act 1971
http://healthandsafetyadvisory.co.uk/hsnewletter.htm
Information on fire regulations from the Health and 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 warranties.
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 web-site. 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 web-site'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.

human error
http://www.hse.gov.uk/construction/lwit/assets/downloads/human-failure.pdf
HSE web-site provides information on understanding human error.

human resource planning (HRP) – Workforce planning
https://www.cipd.co.uk/knowledge/strategy/organisational-development/workforce-planning-factsheet#8035
CIPD workforce planning factsheet.

 

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.

mains pressure cold water supply
https://www.ofwat.gov.uk/households/supply-and-standards/water-pressure/
OFWAT web-site gives information on water pressure in residential properties.

 

O  Top

OBE
https://www.gov.uk/honours/honours-lists
Honours list

OBM
https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/benchmarks/
Benchmark locator

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

 

P  Top

performance management
https://www.cipd.co.uk/knowledge/fundamentals/people/performance/appraisals-factsheet#6539
CIPD performance appraisals factsheet.

psychological contract
https://www.cipd.co.uk/knowledge/fundamentals/relations/employees/psychological-factsheet#6112
CIPD psychological contract factsheet.

 

R  Top

recruitment and selection
https://www.cipd.co.uk/knowledge/fundamentals/people/recruitment/selection-factsheet#7267
CIPD selection methods factsheet.

redundancy
https://www.cipd.co.uk/knowledge/fundamentals/emp-law/redundancy/factsheet#7111
CIPD introduction to redundancy.

reliability-centred maintenance
https://www.sae.org/standards/content/ja1011_199908/
SAE Evaluation Criteria for Rcm Processes.

Respect for People
http://constructingexcellence.org.uk/resources/respect-for-people/
Detailed information on the Respect for People programme.

rewards
https://www.cipd.co.uk/knowledge/fundamentals/people/pay/reward-factsheet#7542
CIPD reward and pay factsheet.

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 web-site provides essential guidance on the use and format of safety signs.

strategic human resource management (SHRM)
https://www.cipd.co.uk/knowledge/strategy/hr/strategic-hrm-factsheet
CIPD strategic human resource factsheet.

succession planning
https://www.cipd.co.uk/knowledge/strategy/resourcing/succession-planning-factsheet
CIPD succession planning factsheet.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/
UN web-site with details on the Sustainable Development Goals.

 

T  Top

talent management
https://www.cipd.co.uk/knowledge/strategy/resourcing/talent-factsheet
CIPD talent management factsheet.

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

 

W  Top

worker
http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=5071
ACAS employment status advice.