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Construction, Surveying and Real Estate

COVID-19 advice

COVID-19 update

Please check the latest Sheffield Hallam University Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for staff and students. 

The health and safety of students and staff is our top priority. In line with national public health guidance regarding COVID-19, and to protect you and help stop the spread of coronavirus, Adsetts and Collegiate libraries closed on 5pm Monday 23rd March until further notice.

Please check our dedicated online guide for more information and to find out how to make the most of your library off-campus.

If you cannot get online from home, access specialist software, or the other learning resources you need to complete assessments or prepare for examinations, please contact Hallam Help.


Welcome to the Construction, Surveying and Real Estate subject guide. This guide will help you discover how to find the books, journals and other information you need for your assignments.

This is an image of Park Hill flats.

Photo credit: Dave Ball, Sheffield Hallam University

Resources on request (RoR)

Your Library, your resources on request (RoR)

If you cannot find and access the item you need using Library Search or your subject guide, please make a request using this form and we will do our best to provide you with electronic access or suggest alternative resources within one working day.

RoR request form:

We can provide access to electronic books, book chapters, journal articles or media such as film and TV recordings.

Please note you will need to complete this form for each item you require.

Your Library is working closely with publishers to extend access to online resources and an up to date list is available on our guide: you can now access more eBooks section. 

Resources On Request (ROR) is an emergency service that we have developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we adapt our services to support your learning, teaching and research off-campus.

If you would like something added to the library collection for September 2020 please Suggest a Purchase.


Big Read Survey

We would love to get your feedback on your experiences of the Big Read and of reading My Name is Leon. Please complete this short survey to give us your thoughts - it should only take about five minutes. If you would like to be entered into a prize draw with the chance to win £50 on your SHU card please leave your email address at the end.

On behalf of the Big Read Team in Library Services, many thanks

Big Read Survey

Recommend something for the Library

We are always looking for new publications to support your learning and teaching, and to keep the library collections up to date with high-quality materials.  If you think we're missing something crucial though, we'd like to hear about it.  

You can suggest a purchase to the Library using the Suggest a Purchase link below.

New 2019 / 2020 Library resources

New for this academic year. The Library is pleased to announce that we now have access to the following new resources to support your studies and research skills.

Professional bodies and organisations

Professional bodies and organisations are incredibly useful sources of information!

If you are new to a subject, taking a look at the professional body can be a way to help you move into your academic studies. The information tends to be tailored to your profession and can indicate key areas of interest, key issues and hot topics! 

Take a look around the organisations website today to see what is happening in your industry. Here are a range of such organisations related to the Built Environment: