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Withdrawn and superseded publications

BSRIA publications may be withdrawn when the guidance or research findings contained in them become out-of-date or are no longer needed by the industry. BSRIA publications are sometimes superseded by new or updated guidance. Withdrawn and superseded publications are available as pdf only. Downloads are free to BSRIA members, or £30 + VAT for non-members.

As with all guidance in BSRIA publications, risk associated with use of material from withdrawn or superseded publications is borne entirely by the user. Please contact the publications manager, David Bleicher if you have any questions about the validity or currency of information in any BSRIA publication.


E-knowledge and opportunities in the building services industry (Withdrawn) (EKOPS/2004) by Churcher D BSRIA, Bunting G NCC (February 2004)

To understand how future developments within e-knowledge could contribute to improved performance in the building services industry, this scoping study investigated the likely scenarios for industry development over the next seven years and the potential technology scenarios...


Illustrated guide to electrical building services 1st edition (Superseded) (AG 14/2001) by de Saulles T (April 2003)

This guide was superseded in 2005 by BG 5/2005


Rules of Thumb - UK 4th edition (Superseded) (BG 14/2003) by Pennycook, K (January 2003)

This publication has been superseded by the 5th Edition in 2011


Illustrated guide to mechanical building services (Superseded) (AG15/2002) by De Saulles T. (August 2002)

This guide was superseded in 2012 by BG 31/2012


Commissioning Air Systems. Application procedures for buildings (Withdrawn) (AG 3/89.3) by Parsloe C. (November 2001)

Covers essential design requirements, installation considerations and commissioning procedures plus information on reporting and documentation. Deals with these topics in separate sections:1) Commissioning - fans and ductworks system design, access and test holes, specifying flow...


Commissioning management guide (Withdrawn) (AG 17/2001) by Dicks M J, Parsloe C J (January 2001)

Addresses the issues of poor programming and management of building services commissioning. Contains the findings of an investigation into commissioning management for co...


Legionellosis control log book (Withdrawn) (AG 21/2000) by Brown R G., Roper M A. (October 2000)

Presents a document intended to form a template for the creation of a logbook to monitor legionellosis management and control measures in buildings. The aims are to 1) provide a framework for monitoring water quality in a building in order to minimise the risk of legionellosis,...


Guide to legionellosis - Risk Assessment (Withdrawn) (AG 20/2000) by Brown R G., Roper M A. (October 2000)

Presents a structured framework for legionellosis risk assessment which may be carried out in house by suitably experienced staff or by specialist consultants. States it must be read and acted upon in conjunction with the new HSC Approved Code of Practice and Guidance:...


Guide to legionellosis - Operation and maintenance (Withdrawn) (AG 19/2000) by Brown R G., Roper M A. (October 2000)

Offers technical guidance to facilities managers and maintenance personnel on the operation and maintenance of water-related services in buildings to minimise the risk of legionellosis. Briefly summarises the regulatory situation and risk assessment process for the control of...


Energy efficient chiller control (Withdrawn) (TN 16/2000) by Roper M A. (September 2000)

Describes a DETR and industry-funded research project carried out at BSRIA to investigate alternative control strategies for existing air cooled chillers which incorporate thermostatic expansion valves and to consider ways of improving the chiller energy efficiency. Describes a...

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