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Built Environment: Welcome

includes Civil Engineering and Fire Engineering


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Curzon Library

(First Floor, Curzon Library)

Group and individual study rooms. PCs available. Secure, accessible study room (adjustable lights and table) can be booked via the library Help Desk.


Curzon Open Learning Zone

(Ground Floor, Curzon Building)

Group and individual study rooms. Accessible study room (adjustable table) can be booked via the library Help Desk.

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This page brings together key resources to help you find information relating to built environment and civil engineering courses.

You will find information about key books and electronic resources, as well as help using the library and how to contact us. If you'd like to book a tutorial, visit the skills and training tab.


 New Books:

See the full range of books and online journals and databases.

Construction Procurement : Complex Property Development.
Contracts for Construction and Engineering Projects
The Healthy Indoor Environment: How to assess occupants' wellbeing in buildings
Unlocking land law
The Indoor Environment Handbook: How to Make Buildings Healthy and Comfortable
Grenfell and Construction Industry Reform: A Guide for the Construction Professional
Building Construction and Drawing 1906 A Textbook on the Principles and Details of Modern Construction First Stage
Building Construction and Drawing 1906 A Textbook on the Principles and Details of Modern Construction Stages 2, 3 and Honours Courses
Handbook of research on driving transformational change in the digital built environment
Professional ethics in construction and surveying
Urban planning for transitions
Understanding the NEC4 professional services contract: a practical handbook
Institutional leases in the 21st century
Sustainable Real Estate in the Developing World
Innovating construction law: towards the digital age
CPD in the built environment
Untangling smart cities: from Utopian dreams to innovation systems for a technology-enabled urban sustainability
Commercial property valuation: methods and case studies
Changing contexts in spatial planning: new directions in policies and practices
Galbraith's construction and land management law for students

Discover Your Digital Skills @ BCU and Beyond


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Discover Your Digital Skills @ BCU and Beyond

Digital Literacy is an incredibly important set of skills in the modern world. Recognising your own strengths and weaknesses will help you improve on the skills you have academically, professionally and personally. Birmingham City University are offering access to the Digital Skills @ BCU Discovery Tool to help you evaluate and boost your digital literacy. Regularly visiting the tool will help you monitor your progress, and measure the differences you are making.

Access the Discovery Tool

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  Meet the team

The Customer Services librarians are available via chat, or you can pop into Curzon Library 11am-4pm Monday-Friday and visit us at the help desk. We can offer guidance and support in searching, referencing and using the library resources. Library Advisors are available Monday-Friday 9am-6pm for general library queries.


James Dean is your Learning, Teaching and Research Librarian. He can offer 1:1 support in finding and using information for assignments, referencing and making the most of our specialist resources. Book a tutorial with James.


​Deniz Bilgen is your Collection Management Librarian. He liaises with the subject area to establish the resource requirements, purchases the required resources and assists academics to develop their online reading lists. Email Deniz.

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