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Spotlight on… CIS (The Construction Information Service)

Developed by IHS Markit and NBS, the Construction Information Service (CIS) is an online tool to quickly access current regulations, construction standards, technical advice and industry news on building, engineering, design and construction processes in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. Updated weekly, the CIS offers a powerful search engine to find authoritative information for every stage of the construction lifecycle from design and completion to operation and ongoing use. Easy-to-use search filters allow you to query 26,000+ documents – including full text copies of British standards, CIBSE documents, and technical data – from 500+ publishers and more. This CIS enables you to: Ensure design compliance and sustainability; Innovate designs and construction methods; Support construction lifecycle from start to completion; Complete projects accurately and on time; Keep pace with new technological advances.

Provides full text access to standards, regulatory and advisory documents for the UK construction industry. Information can be found by document number, document title, series, or issuing body.

Includes access to: NBS Building Regulations; Architects’ Journal; Steel Biz (SCI databases); Concrete Advisory Service; Concrete@your fingertips; The Concrete Bookshop; CIRIA databases (including: Concrete Vault; Water sensitive urban design (WSUD); Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS)) ; SCI Blue Book.


Create your own account here: create new account(opens in a new window)

See the VLE page here for step by step details on how to create your new account: VLE

You can now log in with your new CIS account here

NB once signed in, click your initials at the top right of the screen to navigate to “Guided tours” to help you use the site.

Key resources

RIBA Ebooks

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