e-Bulletin (Mar 2019, Issue 119)

Featured Resources for Faculty of Construction and Environment

Statistafind data in construction and environment industries

Statista offers quantitative data, statistics, business and marketing related information in various industries, including construction, energy and environment, real estate and transportation. The platform allows you to search, or browse popular statistics by industry. You can download the dataset in Excel, PPT or in PNG format. The source can be found on the page, as well as its citation in four different styles.

Browse the data directly in the following subject areas (login required):

ASCE Libraryfind journals and conference proceedings in civil engineering

ASCE Library is a database for locating articles from journals and conference proceedings published by American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The subjects range across all disciplines of civil engineering, including construction, environmental engineering, materials engineering, etc.
ASCE Library

Scopusfind top journals in civil engineering

Scopus is a large multidisciplinary database that can help you find articles from peer-review journals and conference proceedings. You can locate a list of journals in the following subject areas:
  • Building and Construction
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Energy
  • Environmental Science, etc.
Journals are listed in terms of their ranking in the subject field. Clicking on the journal title will bring you to the article documents in the journal.

Media Resources

Dream big: engineering our world

[TA145 .D732 2017 DVD]

"Narrated by Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges, Dream Big: Engineering Our World is a first of its kind film for IMAX® and giant screen theatres that will transform how we think about engineering. From the Great Wall of China and the world's tallest buildings, to underwater robots, solar cars and smart, sustainable cities, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and reveals the heart that drives engineers to create better lives for people around the world."--dreambigfilm.com

Dream big : engineering our world

Power tower = 摩天樓與風力發電

[TJ163.5.B84 P68 2017 DVD]

"廣州,全球污染最嚴重的城市之一矗立了一座71層樓高的解毒劑: 珠江城大廈。中國零碳建築全球最環保的摩天樓珠江城大廈位於廣州,是全球污染最嚴重的城市之一。這是中國第一座零碳建築,同時也是全球最節能的建築物之一。由美國芝加哥SOM建築設計事務所的羅傑‧佛瑞榭負責設計,並遠赴芬蘭請來風力渦輪機的專家李斯托‧局次理尼。大廈獨特的曲線外形可以增加風速,透過大廈內建的風力渦輪機,進行風力發電。大廈外觀覆滿光伏電池可以充分利用太陽能。除了善用風和太陽二種清潔能源生產自身所需的能源之外,珠江城大廈也利用了一些先進節能技術,如太陽能板、雙層玻璃幕牆、冷輻射天花系統、地板下通風等等。儘管這些節能裝置已經運用在世界上其他摩天大樓,但珠江城大廈是第一個綜合多達十一項生態科技的首座環保建築,種下中國第一顆乾淨能源的種子。"—from this DVD container.

Power tower = 摩天樓與風力發電

New Additions & Trial Databases

Trial Databases:


[Expiry: 25 Mar 2019]

Literature Resource Center

[Expiry: 30 Apr 2019]
It is a literature reference database produced by Gale which provides biographical and contextual materials on literary figures from all time periods in such genres as fiction, non fiction, poetry, drama, history, journalism and more.

Cerebrovascular Diseases (1998+)

[Expiry: 30 Jun 2019]
Journal published by Karger.

Opthalmologica (1998+)

[Expiry: 30 Jun 2019]
Journal published by Karger.

Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics (1998+)

[Expiry: 30 Jun 2019]
Journal published by Karger.