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Briefing and procurement guides

These guides provide an introduction to various aspects of building services and will assist with the procurement process. This section contains all of our Illustrated guides and the latest Rules of Thumb and our Soft Landings publications. To search the full list of BSRIA guides please see A-Z guides.

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Illustrated Guide to Mechanical Building Services 3rd Edition (BG31/2017) by David Bleicher (May 2017)

This guide provides basic reference information on mechanical building services systems for construction clients and professionals in other areas of the construction industry. Key areas covered include heating, ventilation, air conditioning and controls.

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Maintenance Contracts: A guide to best practice for procurement (BG66/2016 ) by Godfrey K, Groen, M (November 2016)

This guide is aimed at helping clients, facilities managers and their organisations to understand better the key success factors in procuring maintenance contracts

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Carbon and Cost Analysis Set (CC1) by Churcher D, Prof Hammond G, Jones C. - Editors Lowrie F. Tse P (March 2016)

BSRIA's set of three guides covering carbon, cost and environmental analysis. Contains Life Cycle Costing (BG 67/2016), Life Cycle Assessment (BG 52/2013) and Embodied Carbon – the inventory of carbon and energy (BG 10/2011).

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Heat Interface Units (BG62/2015) by Reginald Brown (December 2015)

Covers the application and installation of both direct and indirect heat interface units for residential and small commercial applications within district or commercial heat networks

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Illustrated Guides Set of 6 (ILL6) by (November 2014)

BSRIA's illustrated guides provide an overview of the main products and systems in mechanical, electrical, renewables, hot and cold water services, ventilation and mechanical cooling. These guides are ideal as a quick reference for experienced engineers or an introduction to non-engineers.

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Illustrated Guide to Hot and Cold Water Services (BG33/2014) by Reginald Brown (November 2014)

explains the principles and technology used in hot and cold water services, also known as domestic water services, in all types of buildings. It also includes sections on drainage and installation and commissioning.

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Building Services Foundation Guide Set (BSF2) by Hawkins G, Bleicher D, Peter Tse (May 2014)

Set of 3 guides containing BSRIA's new Illustrated Guide to Electrical Building Services, Illustrated Guide to Mechanical Building Services and Rules of Thumb - guidelines for building services 5th Edition

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Illustrated Guides set of 2 (ILL) by David Bleicher, Peter Tse (May 2014)

Set of two guides, Illustrated Guide to Mechanical Building Services 3rd Edition and Illustrated Guide to Electrical Building Services 3rd Edition. Provides basic reference information on mechanical and electrical building services systems for construction clients and...

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Illustrated Guide to Electrical Building Services 3rd Edition (BG32/2014) by Peter Tse and David Bleicher (May 2014)

This illustrated guide provides reference information on electrical building services systems for construction clients and professionals in other areas of the construction industry

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Soft Landings Core Principles (BG38/2014) by Bunn R, Usable Building Trust (March 2014)

These Soft Landings Core Principles have been developed by BSRIA working with the BSRIA Soft Landings Network. They are written for construction clients and their professional teams as guidance to inform Soft Landings processes for both new build and refurbishment projects. A...

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