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Design and management guides

This section contains guides that will assist with the design and management of the design of building services systems. For a full list of BSRIA's guides visit A-Z of guides.


Spon's Architects' and Builders' Price Book 2020 (SPONSA) by AECOM (August 2019)

Available to pre-order. Spon's Architects' and Builders' Price Book 2020 release date - 16th September 2020.


Soft Landings and Design for Performance (BG 76/2019) by Robert Cohen and Sarah Ratcliffe (May 2019)

This guide, published jointly with the Better Building Partnership, explains how Soft Landings and Design for Performance can work together to embed a focus on performance outcomes in new build and major refurbishment projects.


Design Framework for Building Services 5th Edition (BG 6/2018) by David Churcher, Martin Ronceray and John Sands (June 2018)

This guide helps building services consultants and contractors and their clients , clarify and define the extent of their design activity and deliverables. The 5th edition represent a significant update from the previous edition.


Building Services Design set of three guides (BSD3) by BSRIA (June 2018)

This set comprises three BSRIA guides for building services designers, covering reports, specifications, and allocation of responsibilities.


Soft Landings Set of 5 guides (SL5) by (September 2017)

BSRIA's set contains 2015 GSL guide, How to Procure Soft Landings, Soft Landings Framework, Soft Landings Core Principles and Pitstopping guides


Building Services Reports (BG 71/2017) by Richard Tudor (May 2017)

The aim of this guide is to serve as good practice and to provide guidance in promoting consistency in the industry through common report definition and standard report frameworks.


Life Safety and Firefighting Power Supplies (BG 70/2017) by Tony Mayo (March 2017)

This guide provides information on designing power supplies to systems such as sprinkler pumps, smoke control systems and firefighting lifts. It draws together the requirements outlined in many product and application specific standards.


BIM Guides set (BIM1) by John Sands (March 2017)

This set comprises three BSRIA guides that help with understanding of BIM processes, covering classification, specifications and a roadmap for corporate BIM strategies.


Sustainable buildings set (SUST1) by Steve Goodhew and Pennycook K. (March 2017)

This set contains BSRIA’s Illustrated Guide to Renewables plus Steve Goodhew’s book Sustainable Construction Processes – A resource Text.


Classification – An introduction (BG 68/2017 ) by John Sands (February 2017)

This guide covers the basics of the important topic of classification, with particular reference to building services.

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