• ACES – Association of Chief Estates Surveyors and Property Managers in Local Government
  • Audit Commission – includes links to “Seeing is Believing”
  • BERR – Department for Business Enterprise
    and Regulatory Reform
  • BIM – BIM Academy
  • CBSS – Chief Building Surveyors Society
  • CT News – keeping you up-to-date with the latest developments in the Carbon Trust Innovation Awards
  • COI Central office for information – Government Press Releases
  • CHAS – Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme
  • Construction Plus – The CIC Cascade is prepared by Construction Plus – the leading supplier of online industry news from the publishers of the Architects’ Journal, Construction News and New Civil Engineer
  • CONSTRUCT I.T. – Centre of Excellence, The National Network at The School of Construction and Property Management, The University of Salford
  • COPROP The Association of Chief Corporate Property Officers in Local Government
  • CIRIA – Construction Productivity Network
  • CITE – Construction Industry Trading Electronically
  • CJC – Commissioning Joint Committee
  • Considerate Constructors Scheme – A national initiative that aims to raise the standards of construction management and community relations above statutory requirements.
  • CLAW – Consortium Local Authorities Wales
  • Constructionline – U K Register of Qualified Construction Services
  • Construction Skills Certification Scheme – CSCS aims to register every competent construction operative within the UK not currently on a skills registration scheme. Operatives will get an individual registration card (similar to a credit card) which lasts for three or five years. The CSCS card also provides evidence that the holder has undergone health and safety awareness training or testing
  • DfES – Department for Education and Skills
  • Digital Construction News
  • Directgov – The official government website
    for citizens
  • FPS – Federation of Property Societies
  • HSE – Health and Safety Executive
  • Hazards at Work (HSE) – Asbestos
  • Inland Revenue
  • JCT – Joint Contracts Tribunal Limited
  • J R Knowles – Construction Legal Cases
  • Local Government Task Force
  • KPIZone – This website has been upgraded and now contains links to access all published KPIs and provides details of all performance measurement and benchmarking activity, with a sophisticated search engine designed to assist new and existing users. It is the first step to making many of the KPIs available on the web
  • LGA – Local Government Association
  • m4i – Movement for Innovation
  • NSR Management – National Schedule of Rates
  • OGC – Office of Government Commerce
  • OPSI – Office of Public Sector Information
  • PPP Bulletin
  • RICS – The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • SCALA – Society of Chief Architects of Local Authorities. Serving Construction & Architecture in Local Authorities
  • Traditional Housing Bureau – The THB is an organisation formed to promote the use of traditional brick and block construction methods for houses built in the UK

Tools / Useful Websites

  • Construction News
  • MTC QS software – MTCQS is an online estimating/quotation system used by the construction industry for pricing maintenance and refurbishment works.
  • UpMyStreet – UpMyStreet is a website that provides geographical statistics and information on any area within the UK. It has an easy to use interface, you simply enter the postcode of the area that you wish to find out information on and it than produces a list of various facts and figures. If you don’t know the postcode of the area that you wish to research, you can use postcode finder a service by the Royal Mail.