Databases: architecture and planning - professional resources

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BCIS (Building Cost Information Service)

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Description

The BCIS Online database contains elemental cost analyses for over 17,500 projects across the UK - information you will find indispensable when preparing cost plans, providing early cost advice to clients and benchmarking costs. Location and time-adjustment factors within the cost database allow you to use the data in a flexible way to suit your individual project needs. Includes access to data from the following BCIS online products: 

  • BCIS Online (including Building Maintenance Indices)
  • BCIS Review Online
  • BCIS Housing Online
  • BCIS Building Running Costs Online
  • The Duration Calculator
  • The Dayworks Updating Service

Guides

Publisher

BCIS

 

 

Building Types Online

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Description

This architectural design resource offers detailed search and browse access to the contents of the Birkhäuser collection of building types. All content was written and selected by internationally renowned authors in architectural design. It contains a large international collection of contemporary buildings, eg housing, office buildings, museums, schools, libraries, industrial complexes, including 850 international case studies from the past 30 years, more than 120 thematic articles on specific aspects of building design, approx. 1,800 photos and approx. 3,500 technical plans. Updated annually.

Publisher

Birkhauser

 

 

COMPASS Online

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Description

COMPASS Online is a fully searchable and indexed database of over 181,000 planning appeals decisions. Appeal coverage is comprehensive from 1985 to present. The search function allows you to find appeals using specific keywords, issue codes and geographical selections.

Publisher

Haymarket Business Media

 

 

CoStar Suite

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Description

CoStar Suite replaces its predecessor, Focus, and endeavours to provide a full market inventory of freehold and leasehold properties and spaces.  Searchable by market and submarket, with hundreds of details on each property, including photos, aerial maps, floor plans, stack plans and analytical tools.

Publisher

CoStar Group

 

 

 

EGI (Estates Gazette Interactive)

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Description

Full text of the Estates Gazette archive from January 1986, as well as property news from March 1996.  Also includes data on available commercial properties, property deals, transactions and ratings, market analysis by geographical location, company information and jobs.

Coverage

Estates Gazette from 1986, news from 1996.

Publisher

Estates Gazette

 

 

 

Materia

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Description

Materia is the global network in the area of innovative materials. Materia encourages joint innovation on the road to a more beautiful, sustainable and high-quality built environment. Around an independent and continuously growing collection of 2,000 exciting materials, Materia connects professionals through exhibitions, trade shows, conferences, materia.nl and social media.

Publisher

Materia B.V

 

 

isurv

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Description

Designed to specifically meet the information needs of the surveying industry, isurv is a comprehensive online service for the surveying profession. Giving practitioners a complete one-stop-shop for best practice, legal and RICS guidance, it covers the topics of building surveying , commercial property, construction, estate agency, legislation, planning, rural, sustainability, and valuation.

Publisher

RICS

 

 

RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) On-Line

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Description

An index to articles in over 300 of the world's most respected architectural periodicals details of books and audio visual materials acquired by the RIBA Library.

Publisher

RIBA

 

 

Specify-it

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Description

Specify-it from Technical Indexes is an online collection of up to date product catalogues for designers, specifiers and purchasers in construction, civil engineering and process engineering.

Publisher

IHS

 

 

 

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