Getting the most out of Construction Information Service

By Jul.08, 2014

Construction Information Service (CIS) is a database which covers a large range of  information relevant to the construction industry in the UK.   CIS has full-text access to current regulations, standards and industry news for architects, designers, engineers, quantity surveyors and health and safety staff.  It includes resources such as legislative and compliance regulations, British Standards, JCT contracts and CIBSE documents.


You can search a number of different ways:

  • Use the tabs across the top and search by subject, publisher or series
  • Do a basic search using the search box on the front screen
  • Do a more detailed search using Advanced search

You can also check out the New Legislation tab for any new or amended legislation.  The Sustainability tab is also useful for resources on green construction and sustainable development planning.

CIS can be accessed both on and off-campus and there is a user guide which shows you how to access it here:  For further help, there is a help section in the database which shows you how to use it.  You can also contact your Academic Support Librarian for help.

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