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IBISWorld provides trusted industry research on thousands of industries worldwide.

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Maps Online & Geological Information




Digimap offers access to a range of datasets for the purposes of education and research. Create or interrogate a map online by selecting an appropriate base map, adding annotations and customising the content, use measurement and query tools to learn more about any study area. Download the raw spatial data in a wide range of formats for use in local GIS, CAD or image processing software.

Spon's architects' and builders' price book 2018

While Shibboleth is down, search for this e-book  in this database to access it.

Spon's Civil Engineering and Highway Works Price Book 2018

Building Types Online - Video Tutorial

BCIS Online Tutorial - Project Analyses

BCIS Tutorial - Average Prices

BCIS - Presentation

"The Building Cost Information Service and its applicability to commercial archaeology."