Talented as we are at BSj, there is a limit to the amount and nature of the information we can convey on the printed page. That is why we have invested time and expertise in re-engineering our website, www.bsjonline.co.uk.
The enhanced site now offers a wealth of extra content and functionality on a vastly superior platform, making it a one-stop building services information source. In addition to the online archive, which gives users access to all BSj content since 1997, engineers can access daily breaking news, cost models and project case studies. A new sustainability section includes video features, green building case studies, interviews and opinion pieces.
Also, as an additional resource to help users to improve their professional knowledge, BSj has launched a CPD site. This latest offering will provide opportunities to complete continuing professional development modules online and, because it is web-based, to receive the results immediately. To access the site, visit www.bsjonline.co.uk and click on CPD.
Having the website in addition to the printed page allows us to provide animations and flythroughs that we would otherwise be unable to include with a feature. This month’s article on fire engineering Norwich Union’s HQ includes a flythrough of the building’s atrium, an animated video of the construction sequence and images and plans.To access the additional information, go to www.bsjonline.co.uk, click on the “Fire safety strategy for Norwich Union’s headquarters” feature and then click on the links.
The real beauty of the website is that it enables us to showcase many more schemes, concepts for schemes, and images as well as comment and opinion. If you’re working on a project you think should be added to our site, or if you’ve got a comment or opinion you want to air, drop us an email at bsjeditorial@ cmpi.biz or go to www.bsjonline.co.uk and click on “Contact us”. By doing so, you will be helping us to improve the service we offer.
Andy Pearson, editor
Building Sustainable Design