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IHS is committed to working closely with our partners so that we can offer an expert service to all of our customers. IHS will continue to pass on the benefits of these relationships.

To find out more about our partners and how the relationships enhance the services that you receive please select from the below.

BSIBSI - British Standards Institution

IHS works in association with BSI to offer the most current British Standards Online. BSI content is also available through The Construction Information Service (CIS) and The Occupational Health & Safety Information Service.

BSI British Standards is the National Standards Body of the UK and develops standards and standardisation solutions to meet the needs of business and society. They work with government, businesses and consumers to represent UK interests and facilitate the production of British, European and international standards.


BSRIA prides itself on having the following: an independent and objective approach, an authoritative reputation, a unique blend of technical and marketing capability, 60 years of building services research, consulting experience and a turnover of £11.7 million. BSRIA employs 180 people with operations in the UK, France, Spain, Germany, China and the US.

It aims to enable the building services and construction industries and their clients to enhance the value of the built environment, by improving the quality of their products and services, the efficiency of their provision and the effectiveness of their operation, serving the complete built environment chain from client to consultant, facilities manager, contractor and manufacturer.

BSRIA is at the forefront of the process change that is taking place in the industry, providing advice, training and consultancy on Soft Landings, BIM and Building Performance Evaluation, in addition BSRIA provide investigative expertise should a building not deliver the required performance. BSRIA offers Building Regulation compliance services ensuring conformity to Part L1 & L2, Part F and Part E, in addition BSRIA offers a wide range of instrumentation for hire and sale to ensure both system and building performance.

CIOBThe Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) and IHS collaborative agreement brings together access to expert knowledge for Health, Safety and Environmental (H,S&E) professionals in The Occupational Health & Safety Information Service (OHSIS).

This agreement grants IHS the sole rights to include CIEH publications in The Occupational Health & Safety Information Service (OHSIS) a leading source of technical information for the H,S&E industry, including the development of joint publications and product initiatives to better support industry professionals in meeting their information needs.

The CIEH is a registered charity and the professional voice for environmental health. It sets standards, accredits courses and qualifications for the education of members and other environmental health practitioners.

It provides information, evidence and policy advice to local and national government and environmental and public health practitioners in the public and private sectors. A s an awarding body, the CIEH provides qualifications , events, and support materials on topics relevant to health, wellbeing and safety to develop workplace skills and best practice.

Chartered Institute of Environmental HealthThe Chartered Institute of Building

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) partnership gives IHS the rights to reproduce CIOB publications within The Construction Information Service (CIS).

With over 42,000 members the CIOB is a body of knowledge concerning the management of the total building process. CIOB members are drawn from a wide range of professional disciplines working within building and construction supply chains and are skilled managers and professionals with a common commitment to achieving and maintaining the highest possible standards. Chartered Member status, represented by the designations MCIOB and FCIOB, is recognised internationally as the mark of a true professional in the construction industry.

The CIRIA and IHS Partnership

ciriaCIRIA is a member-based research and information organisation dedicated to improvement in the construction industry. Founded in 1960, currently there are 500 subscribing organisations. CIRIA's work is recognised as being independent, objective and authoritative. CIRIA provides a means through which the many different stakeholders in the modern built environment can work together to identify, codify, publish and promote the emerging best practice in the industry. In this way, CIRIA continually seeks to raise the standard of excellence in the broad construction sector beyond the "lowest admissible acceptability" for designers and constructors set by the framework of legislation, statutory regulations and codes of practice. CIRIA's primary aims are to improve the quality, efficiency, cost-effectiveness and safety in both the provision and operation of the modern built environment.

Susdrain is exciting new community that provides a range of resources for those involved in delivering sustainable drainage systems (SuDS). The community operates both offline and online at, where we feature best practice guidance, topical information, case studies, photos, videos and a discussion forum. Susdrain aims to become the definitive web resource for the delivery of SuDS and comprises a significant amount of free information on planning, design, approval, delivery and maintenance. Susdrain provides professionals with an engaging platform to share their experiences, to help overcome typical challenges and to respond to the changing regulatory landscape.

CityTwistCityTwist Conquest Automotive

For over a decade, CityTwist Conquest Automotive has specialized in new customer acquisition email advertising. We own and manage a dynamic database of over 125 million opt-in records complete with email and full postal address. CityTwist provides highly targeted conquest email campaign for auto dealers and dealer groups nationwide. By combining our proprietary digitally responsive database with Purchase Predictor, part of the Total Market Predictor (TMP) suite from IHS Automotive, we are able to target the Right Consumer at the Right Time. CityTwist customers receive full-circle third party tracking with Google Analytics and IHS Sales Match Reports, which confirms sales derived from the campaign by matching registration data to the "In Market" buyers list. NADA estimates the average marketing cost per car sold is $641. CityTwist Conquest Automotive averages $250!

Concrete SocietyThe Concrete Society and IHS Partnership

The Concrete Society and IHS partnership agreement grants IHS rights to include a wide range of Concrete Society, British Cement Association and British Precast Concrete Federation publications in The Construction Information Service (CIS).

The activities of The Society's advisory, technical development, professional/business networking, CPD and information services provide the construction industry with a major focal point for information and a proactive forum for debate and action. The Society plays a vital role in encouraging the use and development of concrete as a uniquely versatile and competitive material.

EMAPEmap Construct, AJ, NCE, CN and IHS Joint Venture

The Emap partnership gives IHS exclusive rights to supply online access to the renowned AJ material through IHS comprehensive range of online construction products. This winning combination provides a powerful blend of construction information and essential, up to the minute industry news.

FastrackCADThe FastrackCAD and IHS Joint Venture

IHS and FastrackCAD work together to offer CAD drawings linked to catalogues within Specify-it making it quicker and easier for CAD users to specify your products.

FPAThe Fire Protection Association

The Fire Protection Association (FPA) and IHS have created a collaborative agreement to give subscribers access to key fire safety, fire prevention and fire protection advice, guidance and support in OHSIS - the UK's leading daily updated online health & safety information service.

The agreement grants IHS the online rights to include FPA documents and publications in OHSIS, a leading source of technical information for the H,S&E industry. Publications will include design guides, risk controls, Fire Risk Management guidelines, Essentials of Fire Safety Management.

OHSIS is a fast, reliable, online platform for all health, safety & environment information, providing access to current legislation, guidance, standards and best practice documents.

The Institution of Structural EngineersThe Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE)

The Institution of Structural Engineers is the world's leading professional body for structural engineering. Founded in 1908, the Institution now has more than 22,000 members in 109 countries. Its aim is to promote excellence in structural engineering, and its members are recognised as leaders for their technical and professional expertise.

The Institution of Structural Engineers has a dual role and twin aims; those of a learned society and as a qualifying body for the profession. Its aims are 'to promote the science and art of structural engineering and the achievement of excellence in construction, and to further the education and competence of its members.


The NBS and IHS have worked in partnership for over 20 years, providing construction industry professionals with access to an extensive library of technical documents. The relationship continues to go from strength to strength, designing and implementing new products for new markets, and continually updating and improving existing products.

NBS is the publisher of the National Building Specification. A part of RIBA Enterprises Ltd and owned by the Royal Institute of British Architects, NBS operates to generate income for the benefit of RIBA members.

Network RailNetwork Rail

IHS works in partnership with Network Rail to continually improve and enhance Network Rail Standards an essential sources of information for any organisation working in the railway industry.

Network Rail run, maintain and develop Britain's tracks, signaling system, rail bridges, tunnels, level crossings, viaducts and 17 key stations.

Perry Scott Nash Associates Ltd

Perry Scott Nash Associates comprises a team of qualified and experienced professionals offering a wide range of environmental health consultancy support services to the commercial, retail and service sectors. The business was founded by Pat Perry, a qualified Environmental Health Officer, in 1988. It has grown by reputation and now employs over 30 people.

RIAIThe Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland

IHS work in partnership with RIAI (The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland). RIAI content is available through The Construction Information Service (CIS) for the Irish market upon request.

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland, founded in 1839, is the representative body for professionally qualified architects in Ireland. The RIAI's qualifications for membership are accepted by the Government, the courts and the EU as the required standard.

RIASThe Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland

Together IHS and RIAS (The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland) aim to improve the information service available to RIAS members, through access to The Construction Information Service - delivering critical documents to sole practitioners and practices throughout Scotland.

The RIAS was founded in 1916 as the professional body for all chartered architects in Scotland and is the foremost architectural professional institute in the country dealing with architecture and the built environment. It has charitable status and offers a wide range of services and products for architects, students of architecture, construction industry professionals and all those with an interest in the built environment and the design process.

SCISteel Construction Institute

The partnership with SCI allows IHS to include a wide range of SCI technical guidance and design data information in The Construction Information Service.

The Steel Construction Institute (SCI) is the leading, independent provider of technical expertise and disseminator of best practice to the steel construction sector. We work in partnership with clients, members and industry peers to help build businesses and provide competitive advantage through the commercial application of our knowledge. We are committed to offering and promoting sustainable and environmentally responsible solutions.

Sheila Pantry AssociatesSheila Pantry Associates Ltd

As Strategic Editor for The Occupational Health & Safety Information Service, Sheila Pantry brings to the product a wealth of knowledge from her experience within the Occupational Safety & Health (OSH), Environment and Fire Safety sectors.

TRADA TechnologyTimber Research and Development Association

The Timber Research and Development Association (TRADA) - is an internationally recognised centre of excellence on the specification and use of timber and wood products. TRADA is a company limited by guarantee and not-for-profit membership-based organisation. TRADA's origins go back over 70 years and its name is synonymous with independence and authority. Its position in the industry is unique with a diverse membership encompassing companies and individuals from around the world and across the entire wood supply chain, from producers, merchants and manufacturers, to architects, engineers and end users. Our aim is to provide members with the highest quality information on timber and wood products to enable them to maximise the benefits that timber can provide.

TSITSI (The Trading Standards Institute)

The Trading Standards Institute (formerly the Institute of Trading Standards Administration - ITSA) is a professional association formed in 1881. It represents Trading Standards professionals in the UK and overseas - in local authorities, the business and consumer sectors and in central government.

TRLTransport Research Laboratory

IHS works in partnership with TRL (Transport Research Laboratory) to include a wide range of TRL reports, leaflets, technical guidance and design data in The Construction Information Service (CIS).

TRL provides independent and impartial world class research, consultancy, advice and testing for all aspects of transport.

Working with customers from both the public and private sectors TRL's research expertise covers all aspects of transportation, vehicles performance and safety, environmental impact, sustainability and transport Infrastructure. From low-volume surveys to green travel plans, from complex multi-modal studies to policy development in the high-tech world of real time journey planning using intelligent transport systems, TRL is at the forefront, not only of today's transport, but of what is to come in the future.

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