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Construction Management: Web resources

Evaluating websites

Not all the of the information you find on the internet is accurate, up-to-date and reliable.   

It is important to evaluate your information before you decide to use it in your assignment..  Consider the following:

  • how relevant is it?
  • is it current or up-to-date?
  • is the author qualified to write on the subject?
  • is it published by a reputable organisation?                                                                                              

Learn more by completing our interactive tutorial Evaluating your resources.

Always check the domain name (suffix or the url) of a website to determine who is hosting the site.  

This will give you some indication of how reliable the information is, eg:

 

.edu or .ac : an academic institution, e.g. curtin.edu.au

.gov : a government body, e.g. abs.gov.au

.org : a non-profit organisation, e.g. engineersaustralia.org.au

.com or .co : a commercial body or company, e.g. cmewa.com.au

.net : an internet service provider, e.g. miningjobswa.net.au

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Standards & codes

For more information on Australian and International Standards, see the Standards.

BIM Value online industry tool

The BIM Value Tool, developed by Australia's Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre (SBEnrc), provides built environment practitioners with a step-by-step guide to identify and realise benefits from implementing Building Information Modelling (BIM).

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 National Construction Code

The online version of the National Construction Code is available via the Australian Building Codes Board website.

Registration is free, and provides access to the current and archived versions of the NCC.