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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.


BIM Roadmap (BG 60/2015) by John Sands (May 2015)

This guide will help an organisation to chart or map their corporate BIM strategy (which meets the Level 2 requirement by UK Government) via a number of clear steps. It will put all the concepts such as PAS 1192-2 into a common framework to demonstrate how they relate to each other.


Domestic Ventilation Systems - a guide to measuring airflow rates (BG 46/2015) by Chris Knights and Alan Gilbert (January 2015)

With improvements in dwelling airtightness and increased use of Mechanical Ventilation and Heat Recovery Systems (MVHR), getting ventilation right in buildings has become critical. This BSRIA guide will address these issues.


Life Cycle Assessment - an assessment of a building services system (BG 59/2014) by David Churcher (November 2014)

This guide supplements BG 52/2013 Life Cycle Assessment - an introduction to explain in more details how Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is applied to an entire HVAC building system.


Safety in Building Services Design (Superseded) (BG 55/2014) by Tudor R (August 2014)

This publication provides guidance on designing for safety for both new build and refurbishment projects. Designers must take considerable care to provide safe means of access for installation, maintenance and equipment replacement.


Hydronic Systems Design Set of 2 guides (HSD2) by Parsloe C. (June 2014)

Set contains Selection of Control Valves for Variable Flow Systems (BG 51/2014) and Energy Efficient Pumping Systems (BG 12/2011). BG 51/2014 provides advice to designers on the selection and application of control valves and BG 12/2011 advises on the design of energy efficient pumping system


Selection of Control Valves in Variable Flow Systems (BG 51/2014) by Chris Parsloe (June 2014)

This guide has been produced to help designers avoid problems with the selection and application of control valves used in hydronic systems. This guide complements BTS 1/2012 Test Method for Pressure Independent Control Valves


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


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...


Pre-Commission Cleaning and Water Treatment Set (PCWT) by Brown R, Parsloe C (November 2013)

Buy Pre-Commission Cleaning of Pipework Systems (BG 29/2012) and new Water Treatment for Closed Heating and Cooling Systems (BG50/2013) for only £80/£40 to BSRIA members.


Life Cycle Assessment - an introduction (BG 52/2013) by David Churcher (November 2013)

Life Cycle Assessment is amethodology for compiling and evaluating the environmental impacts and the primary energy demand of a product system throughout its life cycle. The systems can be applied to a product or process, assemblies, HVAC systems or whole buildings.

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