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.
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.
This guide covers the basics of the important topic of classification, with particular reference to building services.
This guide explains how to use Building Performance Evaluation (BPE) to address issues of inefficiency and poor comfort in domestic buildings. It is a general introduction to BPE, and explains why it is important and how it can be carried out.
A floor plenum is a void between a building’s floor structure and a raised access floor, used for distributing conditioned air to the spaces above. The airtightness of floor plenums can be a serious comfort and energy efficiency issue. This BSRIA guide recommends upper limits for both plenum leakage
This guide, a joint venture with CIBSE and BESA, provides a model format for building services specifications. This will aid efficiency and understanding for all parties involved in preparing and using specifications.
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).
Set contains Design Framework for Building Services (BG06/2014) and Model Format for Building Services Specifications (BG56/2016). Save 20% when you buy both guides together.
This guide replaces BG5/2008, Whole Life Costing and presents a simple process for the calculation of life cycle costs. Life cycle costing complements the move towards use of information models to improve asset and project management.
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
Set contains Heat Interface Units (BG 62/2015) and Heat Networks: Code of Practice for the UK (CIBSE/ADE CP1)