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BS 8300:2009+Amendment 1:2010
Design of buildings and their approaches to meet the needs of disabled people - Code of practice

BS 9999:2008
Code of practice for fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings

BS 8902:2009
Responsible sourcing sector certification schemes for construction products. Specification

BS 1192:2007
Collaborative production of architectural, engineering and construction information. Code of practice

BS 8102:2009
Code of practice for protection of below ground structures against water from the ground

PAS 1188:2009
Flood protection products. Specification. Part 1: Building aperture products
Flood protection products. Specification. Part 2: Temporary products
Flood protection products. Specification. Part 3: Building skirt systems
Flood protection products. Specification. Part 4: Demountable products

PAS 402:2009
Waste resource management. Specification for performance reporting

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BS 3998:2010
Tree work. Recommendations

BS 8536:2010
Facility Management Briefing

BS 7375:2010
Distribution of electricity on construction and demolition sites. Code of practice

BS 6031:2009
Code of practice for earthworks

BS 5534:2003+Amendment 1:2010
Code of practice for slating and tiling (including shingles)

BS EN 1337-8:2007
Structural bearings. Guide bearings and restraint bearings

BS 5228-1:2009
Code of practice for noise and vibration control on construction and open sites. Noise

BS 5228-2:2009
Code of practice for noise and vibration control on construction and open sites. Vibration

BS 8888:2008
Technical product specification. Specification

PD 6079-4
Project management. Guide to project management in the construction industry

BS ISO 15686-5:2008
Buildings and constructed assets. Service life planning. Life cycle costing

BS 7000-1:2008
Design management systems. Guide to managing innovation

BS 7000-2:2008
Design management systems. Guide to managing the design of manufactured products

BS EN 206-9:2010
Concrete. Additional rules for self-compacting concrete (SCC)

BS 8103-3:2009
Structural design of low-rise buildings. Code of practice for timber floors and roofs for housing

BS 5911-3:2010
Concrete pipes and ancillary concrete products. Specification for unreinforced and reinforced concrete manholes and soakaways (complementary to BS EN 1917:2002)

BS EN 12350-1:2009
Testing fresh concrete. Sampling

BS EN 12350-7:2009
Testing fresh concrete. Air content. Pressure method

BS EN 1097-8:2009
Tests for mechanical and physical properties of aggregates. Determination of the polished stone value

BS 812-124:2009
Testing aggregates. Method for determination of frost heave

BS EN 12390-2:2009
Testing hardened concrete. Making and curing specimens for strength tests

BS EN 12390-3:2009
Testing hardened concrete. Compressive strength of test specimens           

BS EN 12390-5:2009
Testing hardened concrete. Flexural strength of test specimens

BS EN 12390-7:2009
Testing hardened concrete. Density of hardened concrete

BS EN 12390-8:2009
Testing hardened concrete. Depth of penetration of water under pressure

BS EN 12504-1:2009
Testing concrete in structures. Cored specimens. Taking, examining and testing in compression

BS EN 1097-8:2009
Tests for mechanical and physical properties of aggregates. Determination of the polished stone value

PD 6682-1:2009
Aggregates. Aggregates for concrete. Guidance on the use of BS EN 12620

PD 6682-2:2009
Aggregates. Aggregates for bituminous mixtures and surface treatments for roads, airfields and other trafficked areas. Guidance on the use of BS EN 13043

PD 6682-6:2009
Aggregates. Aggregates for unbound and hydraulically bound materials for use in civil engineering works and road construction. Guidance on the use of BS EN 13242

BS 7533-3:2005+Amendment 1:2009
Pavements constructed with clay, natural stone or concrete pavers. Code of practice for laying precast concrete paving blocks and clay pavers for flexible pavements

PD 6689:2009
Surface treatments. Guidance on the use of BS EN 12271 and BS EN 12273

BS EN 15381:2008
Geotextiles and geotextile-related products. Characteristics required for use in pavements and asphalt overlays

BS 812-124:2009
Testing aggregates. Method for determination of frost heave

BS EN 1090-1:2009
Execution of steel structures and aluminium structures. Requirements for conformity assessment of structural components

BS EN 1090-2:2008
Execution of steel structures and aluminium structures. Technical requirements for the execution of steel structures

BS EN 1090-3:2008
Execution of steel structures and aluminium structures. Technical requirements for aluminium structures

BS 644:2009
Timber windows. Fully finished factory-assembled windows of various types. Specification

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BS EN 81-1:1998 + Amendment 3:2009
Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts. Electric lifts

BS EN 81-2:1998 + Amendment 3:2009
Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts. Hydraulic lifts

BS 5974:2010
Code of practice for the planning, design, setting up and use of temporary suspended access equipment

BS 7121-4:2010
Code of practice for safe use of cranes. Lorry loaders

BS 7121-13:2009
Code of practice for safe use of cranes. Hydraulic gantry lifting systems

BS EN 14439:2006 + Amendment 2:2009
Cranes. Safety. Tower cranes

BS EN 363:2008
Personal fall protection equipment. Personal fall protection systems

BS 7985:2009
Code of practice for the use of rope access methods for industrial purposes

BS 6465-4:2010
Sanitary installations. Code of practice for the provision of public toilets

BS 8525-1
Greywater systems. Code of practice

BS 5440-1
Flueing and ventilation for gas appliances of rated input not exceeding 70 kW net (1st, 2nd and 3rd family gases). Specification for installation of gas appliances to chimneys and for maintenance of chimneys

BS 5440-2
Flueing and ventilation for gas appliances of rated input not exceeding 70 kW net (1st, 2nd and 3rd family gases). Specification for the installation and maintenance of ventilation provision for gas appliances

BS 5546
Specification for installation and maintenance of gas-fired water-heating appliances of rated input not exceeding 70 kW net

BS 9295
Guide to the structural design of buried pipelines

BS 5395-1
Stairs. Code of practice for the design of stairs with straight flights and

BS 6173:2009
Specification for installation and maintenance of gas-fired catering appliances for use in all types of catering establishments (2nd and 3rd family gases)

BS EN 806-4
Specifications for installations inside buildings conveying water for human consumption. Installation

BS 6465-1
Sanitary installations. Code of practice for the design of sanitary facilities and scales of provision of sanitary and associated appliances

BS 8529
Composite doorsets. Domestic external doorsets. Specification

BS EN 845-1
Specification for ancillary components for masonry. Ties, tension straps, hangers and brackets

BS 5422
Method for specifying thermal insulating materials for pipes, tanks, vessels, ductwork and equipment operating within the temperature range -40°C to +700°C


BS 6700:2006+Amendment 1:2009
Design, installation, testing and maintenance of services supplying water for domestic use within buildings and their curtilages Specification

BS 6375 series
Performance of windows and doors

BS 8499:2009
Specification for domestic gas meter boxes and meter bracket

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Building Information Management. A Standard Framework and Guide to BS 1192
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Concise Eurocodes: Geotechnical Design – BS EN 1997: Eurocode 7
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Concise Eurocode for Design of Timber Structures: BS EN 1995: Eurocodes 5
Julian Marcroft
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Structural Eurocodes: Extracts from the Structural Eurocodes for Students of Structural Design (PP 1990)

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Concise Eurocodes: Wind Loading
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The BS 9999 Handbook. Effective Fire Safety in the Design, Management and Use of Buildings 

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