Databases: interior design - architecture and building

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Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals

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  • This indexing database provides article citations and abstracts, not full text. You can find out if the full text is available by using the library search or by clicking the ‘check for full text’ links in the database
  • Anyone with a UWE Bristol login can access this database

Description

The Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals database offers a comprehensive listing of journal articles on architecture and design, including the history and practice of architecture, landscape architecture, city planning, historic preservation, and interior design and decoration.

Coverage

From the 1930s to the present day, and with some records back to 1860.

Publisher

Proquest

 

 

BCIS Online Rates Database

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Description

Online price book data from BCIS for estimating the costs of construction projects, including: building maintenance, alterations & refurbishment, civil engineering, major & minor works, painting & decorating, SMM7 and basic plant charges.

Coverage

Updated annually, this resource allows you to benchmark against 18,500 separate supply prices of which there are over 9,000 material costs and over 8,000 specialist prices collected from independent suppliers.

Publisher

BCIS

 

 

 

BSOL (British Standards Online) *

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Description

British Standards Online (BSOL) is the British Standards Institute's flagship database of standards. Used by professionals around the world, it is the most comprehensive and authoritative source of British, and adopted European and international, standards.

Publisher

BSI

 

 

 

Building Design Online

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Description

"Building Design Online complements the weekly print magazine by offering the latest news, analysis, buildings and hard industry data as well as unique video covering the architectural spectrum.

Includes access to BD Reviews, which focuses on projects, people, and products – covering the issues hitting the headlines in sectors such as public buildings, education and interiors."

Coverage

1999 to present

Publisher

United Business Media International

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Building.co.uk

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Description

Established in 1843, Building is a weekly magazine covering the breadth of the built environment, including news, analysis, case studies, careers and regulations.

Key sectors covered include:

  • Housing
  • Commercial
  • Public
  • Regeneration
  • Sustainability
  • Legal
  • Offices
  • Industrial
  • Education & Healthcare
  • Retail

Coverage

1997 to present

Publisher

United Business Media International

 

 

 

 

Construction Information Service

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  • Database is not included in the main library search
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Description

Provides electronic access to an index of standards, regulatory and advisory documents for the UK construction industry.

Publisher

I.H.S.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Design Week 

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Description

Design Week is a UK Design website specialising in design news and jobs.

Publisher

Centaur Media Ltd

 

 

 

DETAIL Inspiration

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Description

DETAIL Inspiration provides architects with images and reference details for more than 3,000 projects from the last 30 years of DETAIL. The integrated search function, with numerous filters, allows you to find precisely the right information. Each project described in the database is accompanied by DETAIL project documents. Publication information (edition/year) helps users to find the right edition in their print collections. The database content is expanded and updated with the release of each new issue of DETAIL.

Please note, this resource does NOT contain the content of DETAIL magazine, apart from the projects.

Coverage

  • DETAIL Inspiration (Bilingual English and German database) 1987 onwards.
  • DETAIL Inspiration (German language database) 1963 onwards.

Publisher

Institut fur internationale Architektur Dokumentation (IiAD)

 

 

 

Great Buildings Online

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Description

This gateway to architecture around the world and across history documents a thousand buildings, and hundreds of leading architects, with photographic images and architectural drawings, integrated maps and timelines, 3D building models, commentaries, bibliographies, web links, and more, for famous designers and structures of all kinds.

Publisher

Architecture Week.

 

 

Historic England (formerly English Heritage)

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Description

Historic England carries out ground-breaking research on a wide range of subjects from archaeomagnetic dating to animal remains and building investigation to electrical imaging. The series also includes reports commissioned by Historic England but carried out by external organisations. Some of the reports are interim and the opinions expressed in the reports are the author’s and not necessarily those of Historic England.

Coverage

2006 onwards

Guides

  • Find out more about the Historic England, including information about recently published reports and the pre-2006 report series, on the Historic England website
  • Note: If browsing, use the keyword drop-down menu to select area of interest

Publisher

Historic England

 

 

Images of England

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Description

A digital library of photographs of England's listed buildings, together with text descriptions.

Notes: Users must register to use the Advanced search facilities.

Coverage

You can view over 300,000 images of England’s built heritage from lamp posts to lavatories, phone boxes to toll booths, mile stones to gravestones, as well as thousands of bridges, historic houses, and churches.

Publisher

National Monument Record and English Heritage

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Material ConneXion

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Description

Material ConneXion offers a knowledgebase with an eclectic collection of innovative materials and processes. The database is updated regularly and frequently with materials juried by a panel of material specialists. It is a resource for all disciplines of design development, including: architecture, interior design, packaging design, retail design, industrial design, fashion, apparel & footwear, exhibition design, textile design, landscape architecture, and transportation design. 

It includes the largest selection of sustainable materials and the only cradle-to-cradle materials library in the world: polymers, ceramics, glass, metals, cement-based materials, natural materials, carbon-based materials, and processes.

Coverage

1997 to the present

Publisher

Sandow

 

 

Property Week Magazine

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Description

Property Week is the leading news magazine in the commercial property market. Packed with news, features and analysis, Property Week keeps readers fully briefed on all the latest information from the industry - from development opportunities to investment prospects, professional and legal coverage to regional surveys, plus all the latest job vacancies.

Coverage

Nov 1998 to present

Publisher

Property Week

 

 

 

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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