Sustainability information on the Construction Information Service

Vertical Garden at CaixaForum in Madrid by pdbreen on Flickr. Used under a Creative Commons licence.

Vertical Garden at CaixaForum in Madrid by pdbreen on Flickr. Used under a Creative Commons licence.

Issues relating to sustainable development and construction are now central to practice in architecture and landscape architecture, particularly with regard to the technical aspects of design.

To this end, the Construction Information Service (CIS) has recently introduced a “Sustainability” topic area. CIS is an online service providing access to key sources of technical information for architects and other construction professionals. This includes the full text of many documents such as technical and practice-related books, government publications, technical publications from organisations such as BRE, TRADA and CIRIA, and relevant British Standards. Staff and students of Edinburgh College of Art have access to CIS via the Library section of the Portal, under other research resources > technical information (link – enter your login or “login as guest”). Please not that CIS is only accessible from computers on the College network due to license restrictions.

The “Sustainability” topic area can be searched independently of the main database, and features an extensive bibliography of relevant publications arranged under detailed subject headings. Many of these publications are available as full text downloads via CIS.

18. November 2010 by jfurnes1
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