Building & Construction

Check out the research databases and websites for your subject below

Popular multi-subject databases

The following databases cover a huge range of subjects including articles related to building and construction.

ProQuest(external link)
General OneFile(external link)
MasterFile Complete(external link)

Other Useful databases

LinkedIn Learning(external link)
LinkedIn Learning provides access to many useful resources on technology(external link) topics. It also includes relevant learning resources on Business(external link) and creative industries(external link)

Safetyhub(external link)
A database of videos dealing with safety related issues in diverse workplaces. Useful resources for anyone interested in health and safety protocols.

Recommended websites

Basic Construction Carpentry Techniques(external link) 
For home renovation, home building and other construction projects.

BRANZ(external link)
Provides an independent and unbiased research, testing, consultancy and information resource for the building and construction industry.

Building Construction Industry Training Organisation(external link)
Develops and implements industry standards and qualifications for the building sector.

Building Performance(external link)
Building System Performance (BSP), branch of MBIE, providing policy and technical advice on New Zealand’s building system, rules and standards, building legislation and regulations. 

Certified Builders Association of New Zealand(external link)
Information on building supplies industry training. Complies membership lists of certified builders.

How Stuff Works(external link)
Great explanations of how things really work: from your car engine to modems, from cameras to tattoos.

Maths resources(external link)
Wolfram Mathworld, a free mathematics resource from Wolfram Research, is available from here.  Mathpage(external link) and IXL learning's maths section(external link) also provide mathematics learning resources.

MBIE-Occupational Safety and Health(external link)
Occupational safety and health information and services from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

New Zealand building code handbook(external link)
Provides an overview of the regulatory framework, Building Code, core definitions, publications referenced, and an index of the Building Code, Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods by building element or aspect.

New Zealand Construction Industry Council(external link)
Represents the interests of the building and construction industry in New Zealand.

Registered Master Builders(external link)

Site Safe(external link)
Organisation that assists businesses to improve the health safety culture practice and reduce injuries to the construction industry.

Standards New Zealand(external link)
On-line catalogue of standards, news and copies of draft standards. Please create an account using your NMIT staff email address and follow the setup instructions provided.

Weathertight(external link)
Site developed for the construction industry by BRANZ Ltd, with information on making homes weathertight.

Worksafe New Zealand(external link)
New Zealand's workplace health and safety regulator.

Further Reading

Additional reading and research resources can be found in the library collection including books and magazines via this link below.

Building & Construction(external link)

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