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Construction: Books and e-books

Reading Lists

Most reading lists for Built Environment & Architecture are on LSBU's Reading Lists Online system.

From here you can search for a module name, a module code, a keyword, or an academic.

You get access to:

  • real-time information about books’ availability on the library catalogue
  • links to our online resources, including e-books and journal articles
  • links to external web pages and embedded multimedia
  • scanned extracts of key readings

A reading list should also be accessible via each of your Moodle module - on the right-hand side.

Click on the link to access your list.

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Library Discovery Search

Search includes books, journal articles and e-resources

Finding Books in the Library

To find out if a specific book is in the LSBU HUB Library, you just need to check the Discovery search tool. This will show you the location of a book -  its shelf mark - and other details.

To do a simple search - enter the author's surname and one or two words from the title:

e.g.  research methods for architecture lucas

Then click on the title to access information about the availability of the item.



Finding Books and other physical resources

When you have found the book that you want in our online catalogue, make a note of the 'class'  or shelf number. Use the shelving reference on our maps to see which area of the library you will find it. You can view and download our Southwark Campus Library subject browsing guide A-Z below.

LSBU Hub Subject Browsing Guide A-Z


Click on the map to see it full size. 

Key Locations


Computer science 




Engineering materials


Heat engineering and prime movers 


Civil engineering


Structural engineering


Management (business; engineering; industrial) 


Project management 


Engineering management 


Management in the construction industry 


Building construction


Building construction materials


Building standards and specifications


Building contracts


Quantities and costs


Building supervision


Systems of building construction


Heating, ventilating, air conditioning engineering


Area planning




Inclusive environments


Architectural construction


Architectural design and decoration



Law Treatises


Construction law


Construction contracts


Air conditioning in buildings 697.93
Architect’s detail drawings 692.2
Architecture and the environment 720.47

BIM 690.0285
Building estimates 692.5
Building laws and codes 692.9

City planning 711.4
Concrete construction, Structural 624.183
Concrete construction 691.3

Developing/emerging economies 338.4769091724

Energy conservation in building 697
Energy conservation, Architecture 720.472

Facilities management 658.2
Fire prevention 693.82
Foundation engineering 624.15

Green buildings 720.47

Health & safety in construction 690.22
Human factors engineering 620.82

Maintenance of buildings 690.24

Noise in buildings 693.834
Nuclear engineering 621.48

Photovoltaic power generation 621.31244

Real estate business 333.33
Renewable energy resources / Engineering 621.4
Renewable energy resources 333.794
Repair of buildings 690.24
Residential buildings 728
Road engineering 625.7
Roofing and roofing materials 695

Safety in construction 690.22
Site planning 720.28
Soil mechanics 624.151
Solar buildings 720.472
Solar engineering 621.47
Solar heating 697.78
Steel construction 693.7
Sustainable architecture 720.47

Urban redevelopment 711.59

Wind power engineering 621.45


700 Art in general
701 Theory of art
709 History of art
711 Area planning
711.4 City planning
712  Landscape architecture (design)
720 Architecture
720.23 Architecture as a career
720.284 Architectural drawing
720.285 Computer applications in Architecture 
720.286 Remodelling of buildings
720.288 Maintenance, repair, conservation and restoration of buildings
720.3  Dictionaries and glossaries 
720.42 Inclusive environments
720.47 Architecture and the environment
720.483 Tall buildings
720.68 Architectural management and practice
720.9 History and individual architects
721 Architectural construction
722 - 724 Architectural periods
722 Ancient architecture
723  Medieval architecture 300-1400
724.1  Architecture from 1400-1800
724.5 Architecture from 1800-1899
724.6  Architecture from 1900-1999
724.7  Architecture from 2000
725-728 Specific types of buildings
725  Public buildings
725.1 Government buildings
725.2 Commercial buildings
725.8 Recreation buildings
726 Ecclesiastical buildings
728 Residential buildings
729 Architectural design and decoration
729.1  Design in vertical plane
729.19 Inscriptions and lettering
729.2 Design in horizontal plane (Plans and planning)
729.28 Lighting
729.29 Acoustics
729.4  Painted and architectural decoration
730  Sculpture 
740 Drawing and decorative art
745  Design and decorative art 
745.2 Industrial design
745.4  Design


347 Law Treatises
347.225 Construction law
347.2255 Construction contracts
363.69 Preservation of historic buildings and environments




Management (business; engineering; industrial)

658.99 Construction management
690 Building construction
690.0286 Green or sustainable buildings
692.3 Building standards and specifications
692.4 Building contracts
692.6 Building supervision
693 Systems of building construction

EBSCO ebooks Academic Collection

EBSCO Ebooks Academic Collection 

This multidisciplinary collection contains approximately 200,000 e-books covering a large selection of academic subjects, and features e-books from leading publishers and university presses. Description based on publisher website.



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