e-Bulletin (Mar 2016, Issue 83)

Featured Resources for Faculty of Construction and Environment

East View Geospatial LandScan Global Archive (2000-2014)

It is a global population database that shows geographical distribution of population at one-kilometer resolution.




IHS Construction Information Service (BRE Supplement)

The database delivers current regulations, construction standards and industry news covering building, engineering, design and construction processes . Data covers construction stages from design to completion for projects in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Hong Kong Digital Maps - 3D Spatial Data (Series: 3D-BIT00)

It contains the 3D models of ground objects in Hong Kong (e.g. buildings, roads and terrain) to support spatial analysis, virtual reality and many other 3D applications.



Media Resources


Everyday Engineering: Understanding the Marvels of Daily Life
[TA155 .E94 2015 DVD]

"Get a field guide to the engineering marvels of the everyday world all around you. Discover the remarkable technologies that enable our way of life--masterpieces of engineering that have been so beautifully integrated into the fabric of modern civilization that we often take them for granted. Explore the workings of the fascinating buildings, devices, and public utilities that we use almost every minute of the day" - reviews.teach12.com

Residential Construction Framing.Floors
[TH4811 .R47 DVD]

"Subflooring forms a large platform that covers the entire width and length of a house, providing the necessary base on which to secure the walls. This program explains how to frame the floor of a new home using the platform framing method. Along with safety, tool, and green-building tips, students learn the basics of placing and anchoring sills, butting and splicing, installing beams and joists, spacing, bridging, and laying both tongue-and-groove and square-edge subflooring"--films.com.


Databases on Trial

60 Minutes: 1997-2014

[Expiry: 31 Mar 2016]
This streaming video collection is from Alexander Street Press.

Asian Film Online (Volume I & Volume II)

[Expiry: 31 Mar 2016]
Asian Film Online from Alexander Street Press offers a view of Asian culture as seen through the lens of the independent Asian filmmaker with a selection of over 1,000 narrative feature films, documentaries and shorts curated by film scholars and critics. It covers themes relevant across Asia, including modernity, globalization, female agency, social and political unrest, and cultural and sexual identity.

Classical Performance in Video

[Expiry: 31 Mar 2016]
This video collection from Alexander Street Press contains 2,000 full length titles from music publishers and performing houses like C Major Entertainment, EuroArts, Opus Arte, Arthaus Musik, CLC Productions, and the BBC.

Environmental Studies In Video

[Expiry: 31 Mar 2016]
This video collection from Alexander Street Press covers 500 hours of film on environmental studies, particularly ethics, policy, economics, law, sociology, planning, and environmental science. The collection addresses specific topics including alternative energy, pollution control, eco-design, sustainability, farming and agriculture, the food industry, LEED certification, waste issues, and climate change.

Illustrated London News Historical Archive

[Expiry: 25 Mar 2016]
This resource contains the full text facsimile of Illustrated London News from 1842-2003.


[Expiry: 19 Mar 2016]
This video collection consists of 57 online streaming video lectures, covering all areas of business and management information science & technology, computer science & information technology, engineering science and technology, environmental science & technology, medical, healthcare, and life science and technology, security and forensic science and technology, and social sciences and online behavior etc.

The BBC Video Collection

[Expiry: 31 Mar 2016]
This video collection from Alexander Street Press includes 700 of their most-viewed BBC films, covering subjects such as history, anthropology, science, religion, health sciences, art, and more.

Times Digital Archive

[Expiry: 25 Mar 2016]
The Times Digital Archive is an online full text facsimile of more than 200 years of the Times from 1785. Content is added to the database annually with a lag period of 5 years. Currently, the coverage of this resource is from 1785 to 2010.

Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive

[Expiry: 25 Mar 2016]
This resource contains full text of every pages of all issues of the Times Literary Supplement from 1902. Content is added to the database annually with a lag period of 5 years. Currently, the coverage of this resource is from 1902 to 2011.