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.
Carbon and Cost Analysis Set (CC1)
by Churcher D, Prof Hammond G, Jones C. - Editors Lowrie F. Tse P
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).
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
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.
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.
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
Set of two guides, Illustrated Guide to Mechanical Building Services 2nd Edition and Illustrated Guide to Electrical Building Services 2nd Edition. Provides basic reference information on mechanical and electrical building services systems for construction clients and...
This illustrated guide provides reference information on electrical building services systems for construction clients and professionals in other areas of the construction industry
These Soft Landings Core Principles have been developed by BSRIA working with the BSRIA Soft Landings User Group. 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...
The Soft Landings Framework includes procedures and example checklists which act as signposts for design teams to help end-users get to grips with their often unfamiliar and complex buildings. It allows for a full programme of post-occupancy evaluation that the project team can...
This guide is written primarily to help public and private sector clients and main contractors procure Soft Landings services from their construction supply chains. The requirements have been developed by BSRIA with industry input by members of the BSRIA Soft Landings User Group.