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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.


Fire Extinguishing Systems: A guide to their integration with other building services (AG 17/2002) by Sands J. (December 2002)

Presents a guide to the key issues surrounding fire extinguishing systems. Describes the main types of systems in use in the UK and provides details of relevant standards and guidance documents. Examines system design and installation, addressing aspects affecting the integration...


HVAC thermal storage: Practical application and performance issues (AG 11/2000) by Seaman A., Martin A., Sands J. (December 2000)

Writes for building services designers, to provide them with independent information concerning the practical application and operating issues for thermal storage systems and to assist them to achieve optimum performance of thermal storage systems. Also addresses system...


Design for maintainability (AG 11/92) by Parsloe C. (January 1992)

States that building services systems require maintenance from the moment they are put into operation until the end of their operating lives. The cost of system maintenance has been demonstrated to represent a significant proportion of the total building operating costs, possibly...

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