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Building Design & Construction Trades: Books

Your subject guide with links to relevant resources


Using the Catalogue

You should always start your search for books at the catalogue, even if you know the general area where the books you need are shelved in the library.  The catalogue can tell you exactly where on the shelves the book you need is, which campus it is in and if it is available. 

Browsing the shelves can be a useful way of finding books, but the catalogue will not only also let you know about eBooks, but also the different places books on your topic will be shelved. 

Some recommended texts

BRANZ also provide a range of "Good Practice Guides", which you may find useful.  Click here for a list of the ones we have in the library.

The quantity surveyor's handbook by  New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors
Australian and New Zealand standard method of measurement of building works


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