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Maintenance and FM guides

These guides will assist faciltities managers (with both a technical and non-technical background) and service providers. For a full list of BSRIA's guides please visit A-Z guides.


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


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.


BFM5 Set - Building Maintenance Set (BFM5) by (December 2016)

This set includes BSRIA’s guides on Maintenance Contracts, Business-Focused Maintenance, Condition Surveys & Asset Data Capture, and Asset Management & Maintenance Audits, as well as CIBSE’s guide on Maintenance Engineering & Management.


Maintenance Contracts: A guide to best practice for procurement (BG 66/2016 ) by Godfrey K, Groen, M (November 2016)

This guide is aimed at helping clients, facilities managers and their organisations to understand better the key success factors in procuring maintenance contracts


Business-Focused Maintenance (BG 53/2016) by Jo Harris (May 2016)

Business-focused maintenance (BFM) provides a methodology for utilising maintenance budgets more effectively. The 2nd edition includes the latest methodologies for organisations to maintain critical assets effectively while other less critical assets are managed as well as possible within budget.


Carbon and Cost Analysis Set (CC1) by Churcher D, Prof Hammond G, Jones C. - Editors Lowrie F. Tse P (March 2016)

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).


Life Cycle Costing (BG 67/2016) by David Churcher and Peter Tse (March 2016)

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.


Soft Landings and Government Soft Landings (BG 61/2015) by Ashley Bateson (August 2015)

This briefing note provides an overview of the Government Soft Landings (GSL) policy and a comparison with the BSRIA Soft Landings Framework.


Building Performance Evaluation in Non-Domestic Buildings (BG 63/2015) by Michella Agha-Hossein, Sarah Birchall and Saryu Vatal (August 2015)

This guide explains how to use Building Performance Evaluation (BPE) to address issues of inefficiency and user dissatisfaction. It is a general introduction to BPE, and explains why it is important and how it can be carried out.


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.

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