Construction Information Service (CIS)

October 2021: CIS has moved to a new, improved platform. To access the new platform, register for a personal account - see 'Access' below for details.

The legacy version of CIS is now read only and will be discontinued soon. If you have any saved searches, projects or other personalised content on the legacy version, you will need to save it elsewhere - it will not automatically be transferred.

Construction Information Service (CIS) is a comprehensive source of technical standards legislation and technical guidance for construction industry professionals. The University of Sheffield subscribes to the following services:

  • Core Supplement - documents for compliance with the UK legal and regulatory framework in relation to the Built Environment
  • Building Supplement - produced in association with the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) to aid construction professionals in managing construction projects
  • Mechanical & Electrical Supplement - technical information for engineering services design and execution
  • Civil & Structural Supplement - coverage of complex structural design, repair and maintenance
  • Sustainability, Environment, Development & Planning Supplement - guidance to legislation and policy in relation to town and country planning, sustainable development, conservation and the environment
  • SPECIFY-IT (via IHS Markit Knowledge Workspace) - product and supplier information for the construction industry

If you wish to access British Standards or Eurocodes please use the Library's subscription to British Standards Online. These resources are not available to download in full text through our subscription to the Construction Information Service (CIS).


You need to register for your own CIS account as follows:

  • Select 'Create a New Account'
  • 'Enter your organizational email' - this must be your email address
  • An activation code is sent to your email address
  • Enter the activation code and your details, and create your account. This includes choosing a unique password (do not use your MUSE password)

Once registered, you can access CIS by logging in with your personal CIS account (you must use the 'Connect to' link on this page to access).


If you experience any difficulties in using this eresource please contact Library Help.