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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.

Corrosion and protection of reinforced concrete
Architect's legal handbook: the law for architects
Professional ethics in construction and surveying
Structural design for fire safety
Computational fluid dynamics in fire engineering: theory, modelling and practice
Quantitative risk assessment in fire safety
Understanding the NEC4 professional services contract: a practical handbook
A handbook for the sustainable use of timber in construction
The Routledge companion to smart cities
Sustainable Real Estate in the Developing World
Innovating construction law: towards the digital age
Collaborative construction procurement and improved value
Construction mathematics
Untangling smart cities: from Utopian dreams to innovation systems for a technology-enabled urban sustainability
Commercial property valuation: methods and case studies
Craig's soil mechanics
Changing contexts in spatial planning: new directions in policies and practices
Digital Twin Technologies and Smart Cities
Smart environment for smart cities
Galbraith's construction and land management law for students
Routledge companion to real estate development
Smart city emergence: cases from around the world

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  Meet the team

The Customer Services librarians are available via chat, or you can pop into Curzon Library 9-5 Monday-Friday and visit us at the help desk. We can offer guidance and support in searching, referencing and using the library resources.


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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