Built Environment, Trades & Interior Décor

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This guide highlights relevant databases, websites, and ebooks, for Built Environment, Trades, and Interior Décor courses.

It's important to have worked through your courses, doing the activities and using the resources given. 
The Library and Learning Centre team can help you with finding resources, writing and referencing. 

 

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Referencing Guides

Referencing figures, tables and diagrams

See our handy guide for advice on how to correctly use these in your assessments.

APA guide to figures and tables

APA referencing essentials - construction 

This guide will help you with the basics of APA referencing  PDF iconAPA Referencing Essentials_Construction_2021.pdf 

Referencing legislation

PDF iconCiting legislation_Acts, regulations and codes_2021.pdf

 


 

Report writing

You may be asked to write a report for your assessment. Take a look at this example

PDF iconSample_report_CON101.pdf 

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    Standards

    Have you been asked to use a Standard in your course? You have access to the Standards New Zealand Online Library, which has joint NZ/Australian Standards, and New Zealand Standards.
    To access these, go to our databases page, scroll down to see Standards, Statistics and Reports tab, and follow the instructions.


    For more help take a look at our Video guide to downloading Standards [3.03 mins]

     Or read our PDF guide:
    PDF iconStandards NZ Online Library Access Guide 2022.pdf

     

     

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    Built Environment
    crane against backdrop of working drawingsBRANZ resources

    BRANZ fact sheets

    Level

    Build Magazine

    Renovate


    Construction ebooks

    Get started with this selection of:

    Construction industry and building ebooks.

    Project management

    Trying to get some ideas on client communication? Take a look at Standard letters for building contractors.


    Relevant legislation

    Building Code Handbook

    Building Act 2004

    Health and Safety at Work Act 2015


    Useful resources

    Worksafe

    NZ Green Building Council

    Miproducts

    EBOSS

    BITCO

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    Interior décor

    Books

    Take a look at this collection of  Interior Decor print books from our library catalogue. 

    You can request to borrow these books and have them sent to you.

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    Useful magazines

    Go to Flipster on our home page and take a look at these magazines:

    • Urbis
    • Houses New Zealand 
    • Kitchens & Bathroom Quarterly
    • Interior Magazine

    Useful websites

    Interior design images - New Zealand interior images held by the National Library. 

    The Designers Institute of New Zealand - Resources include downloadable professional documents and design service agreements. 

    Heritage New Zealand - Pouhere Taonga - the bicultural government agency charged with identifying, preserving and promoting our unique heritage.

    Resene Paints - Excellent technical information, and tools for generating palettes and digitally rendering house images. 

    WorkSafe - Introduction to the Health & Safety at Work Act 2015. 

    Lifemark - New Zealand site fostering design standards that meet the needs of all ages and abilities. Browse case studies and news, and sign up for their newsletter.

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