Dictionary of Construction, Surveying & Civil Engineering Companion Website
Construction, Surveying & Civil Engineering
Here is a list of recommended web links, arranged alphabetically by the relevant dictionary entries:
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.
Official website where the appropriate BS EN standards can be purchased/downloaded.
Home page of the Aircrete Products Association providing information regarding aircrete technology, its applications, and advantages.
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
Trade Union Ancestors site with historical information.
Home page for the American Society for the Testing of Materials, including guides for design, manufacturing, and trade.
Water Recovery Group home page with information on brick arches used in the restoration of canals.
Demonstration of axonometric drawing.
The Insolvency Service
Web-link details the official site where standards can be purchased.
The full version of the Brundtland report can be download from the web-link
Building Act 1984
Communities and local government portal that provides the Building Act and Building Regulations.
Building Research Establishment
Web-link details the official site.
The National House-Building Council.
The British Standard Institution provides guidance on the conformity assessment procedure and gaining CE.
European Committee for Standardization
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
The official web site of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Chartered Institute of Building
The official web site of the Chartered Institute of Building.
Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers
The CIBSE official web-site.
Official web site of the Construction Industries Research and Information Association.
City & Guilds of London Institute
Official web site of the City and Guild Institute.
On-line government planning portal - the Building Regulations can be downloaded from this site.
Office of Public Sector Information web-site details the above Act
Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (defra) circular regarding contaminated land
controlled waste regulations
Archive of the original Controlled Waste Regulation.
Information from DEFRA (Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs on the review of the controlled waste regulations.
Construction Excellence is an organization charged with driving change in construction.
Fire Precautions Act 1971
Information on fire regulations from the Health & Safety Advisory Service.
Fire Protection Association
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.
The graphics section on the technology students' web site provides detailed drawings of orthographic projects.
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Joint Contractual Tribunal's home page - provides details on the full range of standard JCT contracts and warrantees.
Institute of Civil Engineers - provides details of their range of standard civil and construction contracts.
Gas Safe Register - the organization that manages and controls gas safety.
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.
Health and Safety at Work Act
The full Act is available on the web site as well as other supporting information, including posters and pocket cards.
Health and Safety Executive
Full information on the primary and secondary powers of the HSE can be found on the web site.
Health and Safety Inspector
Full information on the powers and procedures used by the Health and Safety Inspector can be found on the HSE web site.
The Engineering Council web site details the different professional qualifications that can be obtained and the citation to the above quotation.
BRE provide publications, research, and consultancy on various aspects of building and construction.
Institution of Civil Engineering
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
Knowledge portal for the Institute of Engineering and Technology.
international Standards Organization
A non-governmental organization providing a link between public and private sector standardization across many countries.
The IStructE web site details further information about the institution and the different professional qualifications which can be obtained.
Information on the use and restoration of canals.
Joint Contracts Tribunal web site, the full suite of JCT contracts is described on this site.
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National timber industry web site of Australia (Forest & Wood Products Australia).
Guidance on the safe use of ladders can be found on the Health and Safety Executive web site.
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Timber Research and Development Association - Further information on stress grading is available on this site.
The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors web page provides information on how to join the institute, governance and information on property, land and environment.
The above web site is the source of reference to the above definition and includes details on how to report an accident.
Details information on how to undertake a risk assessment.
The Health and Safety Executive website provides essential guidance on the use and format of safety signs.
Timber Research and Development Association
Membership-based organization that conducts research and provides information to its members on timber. Students can obtain free membership.
UK's on-line planning and building regulations resource. Full Building Regulations and Planning documents can be accessed.
A trade union which pursues the rights of workers in construction and allied industries.
Vertical irregularities are defined FEMA 368 Section 188.8.131.52 and Table 184.108.40.206