AcumenAcumen is a professional practice resource for architects. It contains notes on how to operate an architectural practice and run building projects. It also contains the environmental design guide, which provides guidance on how to design to reduce environmental impact.
National Construction CodesFormerly known as the Building Code of Australia, this website contains Volumes 1 and 2 of the Construction code (covering domestic and industrial buildings), plumbing, drainage codes and more. They are free to access, but you need to register with NCC to view.
Standards AustraliaStandards Australia provides access to the complete collection of current Australian Standards, as well as draft Standards, ACA technical standards and handbooks. You need to register to be able to download PDFs.
Useful for providing an overview of a topic or issue. Contains background information and context and is very useful as a starting point for research - especially if you are new to a topic!
Contains the latest research on very specific topics and often contains in-depth analysis. Journal articles are published more quickly than books so can be used to find more up to date information.
Images encompass a wide range of different types, including artwork, photographs, building plans & graphs. Different styles of images include stock images, artefacts, exhibits, infographics and more.
Often contain specific information about a particular issue, event, industry area, region, trend or market. Most reports are written by or for governments, organisation or industry areas.