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        • BEMS as condition based maintenance tools (TN 4/95)
        • Barnard N. & Starr A. (January 1995)
        • Publication outlining the results of research into the applicability of condition monitoring techniques to the maintenance of building services. Notes the drawbacks of breakdown maintenance and time- based maintenance and states that condition based maintenance (CBM) has the...
        • BESA - Internal Cleanliness of Ventilation Systems (TR/19)
        • Heating & Ventilating Contractors Association (January 2013)
        • This new comprehensive guide to the internal cleanliness of ventilation systems is vital for specifiers, consultants and facilities managers who need to ensure that ventilation systems are properly maintained. TR/19 provides the highest standards of best practice and provides a...
        • BFM5 Set - Building Maintenance Set
        • 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.
        • BIM Guides set (BIM1)
        • 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.
        • BIM Roadmap (BG 60/2015)
        • 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.
        • BRE - Environmental design guide for naturally ventilated and daylit offices
        • D Rennie & F Parand (January 1998)
        • Making sound decisions early in the design process - for example on the shape of the building and its rooms, and on the size and position of windows, and the choice of glazing - can reduce energy consumption by up to 50 percent. They can also double daylight levels and avoid...
        • BRE - Housing design handbook: energy and internal layout
        • BRE (January 1993)
        • This handbook encapsulates much of BRE's expertise relating to the design of housing, and is addressed to all owners, designers and maintainers of housing stock. It provides a reference manual of basic information on housing, whether new or refurbished.
        • BRE - Part L explained - The BRE guide
        • BRE (April 2006)
        • This guide will help architects and builders understand the energy performance requirements in the 2006 edition of Part L of the Building Regulations. It explains: - the background to the changes - the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) - the Regulations and...
        • BRE - Putting a price on sustainability
        • BRE Centre for Sustainable Construction, Cyril Sweett Sustainability & Cost Consulting Teams (May 2005)
        • One of the principal barriers to the wider adoption of more sustainable design and construction solutions is the perception that they cost a large amount of money. Evidence collected by BRE and Cyril Sweett contradicts this assumption. This report identifies the costs associated...
        • BRE - The Green Guide to Specification, 4th Edition
        • Jane Anderson, David Shiers & Kristian Steele (January 2009)
        • The fourth edition of The Green Guide to Specification has been revised and updated by BRE to provide designers and specifiers with easy-to-use guidance on making the best environmental choices
        • BRE Designing buildings for daylight
        • J Bell & W Burt (January 1996)
        • This guide reviews the art and science of designing for daylight. It includes extensively illustrated examples of where daylight has been successfully used in a variety of building types, clear explanations of the key elements of daylight design, and worked examples and practical...
        • BRE Green roofs and facades
        • G Grant (November 2006)
        • Green roofs and facades on buildings offer a wide range of benefits, including attenuation of rainwater run-off, improved thermal stability and energy conservation, enhanced air quality, wildlife habitat and open space. This book provides an accessible overview of the...
        • BRE Protective measures for housing on gas-contaminated land
        • R Johnson (February 2001)
        • This manual is a practical guide to current good practice for the detailing and the construction of passive soil gas protective measures for new and existing residential development. The gases considered are principally methane, carbon dioxide and mixtures of the two. The sources...
        • BRE Reed beds for the treatment of domestic wastewater
        • J Griggs & N Grant (July 2001)
        • This report provides an overview of the specification and design of reed bed systems for the treatment of domestic wastewater, in the context of the UK climate and regulations. It is targeted at those wishing to gain an overview and clarification of the technologies available....
        • BRE Solar shading of buildings
        • P Littlefair (January 1999)
        • Windows are an essential feature of nearly every type of building. People like being able to see out and to have access to daylight and fresh air. Even sunlight is often welcome. In winter, the window can act as a passive solar collector, helping to heat up the building. Windows...
        • BRE Summertime solar performance of windows with shading devices
        • P Littlefair (February 2005)
        • This report provides data that can be used to quantify the ability of windows and shading devices to control summertime overheating. It covers different types of glazing: external shading including overhangs and fins, screens and louvres, internal and mid-pane blinds, and...
        • BREEAM 2011 & Soft Landings (BG 28/2011)
        • BSRIA (June 2011)
        • BREEAM New Construction 2011, the updated environmental assessment and certification scheme for new non-domestic buildings (BREEAM 2011), now rewards Soft Landings activities. Clients and their design teams are now able to demonstrate they are achieving key aspects of the...
        • BREEAM Topic Guide (TG 16/2018)
        • BSRIA (December 2018)
        • This topic guide introduces BREEAM, which is a building sustainability assessment tool that has been used to measure building performance since 1991.
        • Brexit white paper (Withdrawn) (WP 5/2017)
        • BSRIA (March 2017)
        • BSRIA presents the results from a major engagement exercise with its members and the industry has undertaken to identify the key issues in the specific context of the built environment industry, covering both threats and opportunities.
        • BSRIA Blue Book 2019
        • BSRIA (January 2019)
        • BSRIA's annual databook for 2019 is small but concise and continues to provide you with hard-to-find facts about Building Services. It contains tables of useful technical data, annual building running costs, legislation and more.
        • BSRIA Business Bulletin August 2013
        • Ed Sinclair (August 2013)
        • The Business Bulletin is an exclusive benefit of BSRIA membership, putting key data and industry trends at your fingertips. Published quarterly, each issue is included in our member mailings, and is available to download online. The Bulletin is produced for BSRIA Business, which is a suite of member services supporting key business decisions.
        • BSRIA Business Bulletin August 2014
        • Ed Sinclair (August 2014)
        • The Business Bulletin is an exclusive benefit of BSRIA membership, putting key data and industry trends at your fingertips. Published quarterly, each issue is included in our member mailings, and is available to download online. The Bulletin is produced for BSRIA Business, which is a suite of member services supporting key business decisions.
        • BSRIA Business Bulletin August 2015
        • Ed Sunley (August 2015)
        • The Business Bulletin is an exclusive benefit of BSRIA membership, putting key data and industry trends at your fingertips. Published quarterly, each issue is included in our member mailings, and is available to download online.
        • BSRIA Business Bulletin August 2016
        • Ed Sunley (August 2016)
        • The Business Bulletin is an exclusive benefit of BSRIA membership, putting key data and industry trends at your fingertips. Published quarterly, each issue is included in our member mailings, and is available to download online.
        • BSRIA Business Bulletin August 2017
        • Ed Page (August 2017)
        • The Business Bulletin is an exclusive benefit of BSRIA membership, putting key data and industry trends at your fingertips. Published quarterly, each issue is included in our member mailings, and is available to download online.
        • BSRIA Business Bulletin August 2018
        • Ed. Sansom (August 2018)
        • The Business Bulletin is an exclusive benefit of BSRIA membership, putting key data and industry trends at your fingertips. Published quarterly, each issue is included in our member mailings.
        • BSRIA Business Bulletin December 2015
        • Ed Sunley (December 2015)
        • The Business Bulletin is an exclusive benefit of BSRIA membership, putting key data and industry trends at your fingertips. Published quarterly, each issue is included in our member mailings, and is available to download online.
        • BSRIA Business Bulletin February 2013
        • Ed Sinclair (February 2013)
        • The Business Bulletin is an exclusive benefit of BSRIA membership, putting key data and industry trends at your fingertips. Published quarterly, each issue is included in our member mailings, and is available to download online. The Bulletin is produced for BSRIA Business, which is a suite of member services supporting key business decisions.
        • BSRIA Business Bulletin February 2014
        • Ed Page & Tim (February 2014)
        • he Business Bulletin is an exclusive benefit of BSRIA membership, putting key data and industry trends at your fingertips. Published quarterly, each issue is included in our member mailings, and is available to download online. The Bulletin is produced for BSRIA Business, which is a suite of member services supporting key business decisions.
        • BSRIA Business Bulletin February 2015
        • Ed Sunley (March 2015)
        • The Business Bulletin is an exclusive benefit of BSRIA membership, putting key data and industry trends at your fingertips. Published quarterly, each issue is included in our member mailings, and is available to download online.
        • BSRIA Business Bulletin February 2017
        • Ed Sunley (April 2017)
        • The Business Bulletin is an exclusive benefit of BSRIA membership, putting key data and industry trends at your fingertips. Published quarterly, each issue is included in our member mailings, and is available to download online.
        • BSRIA Business Bulletin July 2012
        • Ed Sinclair (July 2012)
        • The Business Bulletin is an exclusive benefit of BSRIA membership, putting key data and industry trends at your fingertips.
        • BSRIA Business Bulletin June 2019
        • Ed. Sansom (June 2019)
        • The Business Bulletin is an exclusive benefit of BSRIA membership, putting key data and industry trends at your fingertips. Published quarterly, each issue is included in our member mailings.
        • BSRIA Business Bulletin March 2016
        • Ed Sunley (March 2016)
        • The Business Bulletin is an exclusive benefit of BSRIA membership, putting key data and industry trends at your fingertips. Published quarterly, each issue is included in our member mailings, and is available to download online.
        • BSRIA Business Bulletin March 2018
        • Ed. Sansom (March 2018)
        • The Business Bulletin is an exclusive benefit of BSRIA membership, putting key data and industry trends at your fingertips. Published quarterly, each issue is included in our member mailings, and is available to download online.
        • BSRIA Business Bulletin March 2019
        • Ed. Sansom (March 2019)
        • The Business Bulletin is an exclusive benefit of BSRIA membership, putting key data and industry trends at your fingertips. Published quarterly, each issue is included in our member mailings.
        • BSRIA Business Bulletin May 2013
        • Ed Sinclair (May 2013)
        • The Business Bulletin is an exclusive benefit of BSRIA membership, putting key data and industry trends at your fingertips. Published quarterly, each issue is included in our member mailings, and is available to download online. The Bulletin is produced for BSRIA Business, which is a suite of member services supporting key business decisions.
        • BSRIA Business Bulletin May 2014
        • Ed Page & Tim (May 2014)
        • The Business Bulletin is an exclusive benefit of BSRIA membership, putting key data and industry trends at your fingertips. Published quarterly, each issue is included in our member mailings, and is available to download online. The Bulletin is produced for BSRIA Business, which is a suite of member services supporting key business decisions.
        • BSRIA Business Bulletin May 2015
        • Ed Sunley (May 2015)
        • The Business Bulletin is an exclusive benefit of BSRIA membership, putting key data and industry trends at your fingertips. Published quarterly, each issue is included in our member mailings, and is available to download online.
        • BSRIA Business Bulletin May 2016
        • Ed Sunley (May 2016)
        • The Business Bulletin is an exclusive benefit of BSRIA membership, putting key data and industry trends at your fingertips. Published quarterly, each issue is included in our member mailings, and is available to download online.
        • BSRIA Business Bulletin May 2017
        • Ed Sunley (May 2017)
        • The Business Bulletin is an exclusive benefit of BSRIA membership, putting key data and industry trends at your fingertips. Published quarterly, each issue is included in our member mailings, and is available to download online.
        • BSRIA Business Bulletin May 2018
        • Ed. Sansom (May 2018)
        • The Business Bulletin is an exclusive benefit of BSRIA membership, putting key data and industry trends at your fingertips. Published quarterly, each issue is included in our member mailings.
        • BSRIA Business Bulletin November 2013
        • Ed Page & Tim (November 2013)
        • The Business Bulletin is an exclusive benefit of BSRIA membership, putting key data and industry trends at your fingertips. Published quarterly, each issue is included in our member mailings, and is available to download online. The Bulletin is produced for BSRIA Business, which is a suite of member services supporting key business decisions.
        • BSRIA Business Bulletin November 2014
        • Ed Sunley (November 2014)
        • The Business Bulletin is an exclusive benefit of BSRIA membership, putting key data and industry trends at your fingertips. Published quarterly, each issue is included in our member mailings, and is available to download online.
        • BSRIA Business Bulletin November 2016
        • Ed Sunley (November 2016)
        • The Business Bulletin is an exclusive benefit of BSRIA membership, putting key data and industry trends at your fingertips. Published quarterly, each issue is included in our member mailings, and is available to download online.
        • BSRIA Business Bulletin November 2017
        • Ed Sansom (December 2017)
        • The Business Bulletin is an exclusive benefit of BSRIA membership, putting key data and industry trends at your fingertips. Published quarterly, each issue is included in our member mailings and is available to download online.
        • BSRIA Business Bulletin November 2018
        • Ed. Sansom (January 2019)
        • The Business Bulletin is an exclusive benefit of BSRIA membership, putting key data and industry trends at your fingertips. Published quarterly, each issue is included in our member mailings.
        • BSRIA Business Bulletin October 2012
        • Ed Sinclair (October 2012)
        • The Business Bulletin is an exclusive benefit of BSRIA membership, putting key data and industry trends at your fingertips
        • BSRIA Library of Standard Details (Withdrawn)
        • Parsloe C (May 2009)
        • The latest Library of Schematic Drawings from BSRIA is available on CD and contains around 193 common building services design and installation details, sub-divided into differenct categories, including a complete symbols library. The drawings were produced with direct input...
        • BSRIA Power quality guide (AG 2/2000)
        • Pearson CC. (July 2000)
        • States that a number of high profile electrical failures have highlighted the importance of quality, in the electrical power delivered to equipment in commercial and industrial buildings. Power quality depends on at least a dozen key features of the electrical supply, including...
        • Building energy management systems (Withdrawn) (DLP01)
        • Levermore G J & BEMS Centre (August 1988)
        • Scanned PDF for download only. A self-study or distance-learning package to explain the basic concepts of a Building Energy Management System, its central station and its outstation(s). The role of the microprocessor is explained, showing how it can be used to control building...
        • Building Performance Evaluation in Non-Domestic Buildings (BG 63/2015)
        • Michella Agha-Hossein, Sarah Birchall & 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.
        • Building Services Analytics (BG 75/2018)
        • Mitch Layng (November 2018)
        • Building services can generate vast amounts of data. This publication raises awareness and provides guidance to building owners, and all those involved in the design, construction and operation of buildings and building services, on analysing making use of this “big data”.
        • Building Services Analytics set (BSAD)
        • BSRIA (April 2019)
        • The set of publications provides insights into the use of Data in driving improvement in the Built Environment and useful guidance in maximising the performance of the building asset.
        • Building Services Calculations set (CALCS)
        • Pennycook K. & Bleicher D. (June 2007)
        • Set includes: 1) A guide to HVAC Building Services Calculations 2nd Edition, BG30/2007. Presented in the form of calculation sheets including design watchpoints, design tips and rules of thumb, the Guide is intended to aid the design process and reduce errors. 2) Model...
        • Building Services Foundation Guide Set (BSF2)
        • 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
        • Building Services Reports (BG 71/2017)
        • Richard Tudor (May 2017)
        • The aim of this guide is to serve as good practice and to provide guidance in promoting consistency in the industry through common report definition and standard report frameworks.
        • Building-related sickness: Causes, effects, and ways to avoid it (TN 2/2002)
        • Palmer A. & Rawlings R. (August 2002)
        • Identifies the parameters most likely to play a role in building-related sickness. Also provides a discussion and guidelines on good practice for all significant aspects of building-related sickness. Provides a checklist that addresses the adequacy of the working environment...
        • Business-Focused Maintenance (BG 53/2016)
        • 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.

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        • Carbon and Cost Analysis Set (CC1)
        • 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).
        • Carbon dioxide-controlled mechanical ventilation systems (TN 12/94.1)
        • Booth W B. & Potter I N. (March 1994)
        • States that carbon dioxide-controlled mechanical ventilation systems can be an effective and energy conscious method of providing adequate ventilation air only while a space is occupied. Provides the results of measurements of CO2 concentrations in buildings and illustrates the...
        • CHP for Existing Buildings. Guidance on design and installation (BG 2/2007)
        • Teekaram A, Palmer A & Parker J. (November 2007)
        • This publication provides guidance on the retrofitting of small-scale CHP systems, but many of the technical and operational issues are similar for a first time installation. Topics covered include thermal interfacing with existing plant and other design considerations, effective control, and heat rejection. Includes case studies that illustrate sites with retrofitted CHP plant.
        • CHP1: HIUs and CHP Set (CHP1 )
        • January 2017
        • This set contains BSRIA’s guide to heat interface units and CIBSE’s application manual on combined heat and power.
        • CIBSE Commissioning Code B: Boilers (CCB)
        • June 2012
        • Boilers and their associated equipment have evolved dramatically over the last 25 years and Commissioning Code B has been comprehensively revised to take account of these changes.
        • CIBSE Commissioning Code W: Water distribution systems (CCW)
        • Parsloe C (Parsloe Consulting) (September 2010)
        • Commissioning of buildings and building services is vitally important to the safe and energy efficient operation of buildings but it is not always carried out - or carried out systematically. The effective operation of any water system is dependent on satisfactory circuit...
        • CIBSE Inspection of Air Conditioning Systems (TM44)
        • July 2012
        • Provides guidance on carrying out visual inspections of air conditioning systems above 12 kW rated output required under the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). Sections cover packaged cooling systems; centralised cooling systems; assessing equipment sizing in...
        • CIRIA - Business case for knowledge management in construction (C642)
        • J Palmer & S Platt (March 2005)
        • All organisations are awash with information and knowledge. The problem is that it is invisible and most people in organisations don't know what their colleagues know. The organisations don't know what their employees know and typically have even less grip on the knowledge...
        • CIRIA - Good practice guidance for refurbishing occupied buildings (C621)
        • W Fawcett & J Palmer (July 2004)
        • What happens when an organisation needs to refurbish its building but is unable to pack up and move somewhere else? They have to refurbish while the building is still being used. This presents a major problem for organisations in nearly every sector. It is inconceivable that...
        • CIRIA - Site safety handbook (fourth edition) (C669)
        • Bielby, S C, Gilbertson & A L (July 2008)
        • Building and civil engineering construction sites contain many hazards. The risks to engineers, architects and surveyors and especially to professionals going to work on them for the first time are considerable. This fourth edition of CIRIA's Site safety handbook has been...
        • Cold water storage tanks (TN 13/98)
        • Loyd S (August 1998)
        • States that water tanks may need to be cleaned to minimise the risk of infection from bacteria, which could be harmful to humans. Cleaning will also prolong the life of tanks and help reduce costly repairs and downtime. Notes that tank cleaning is a specialised operation carried...
        • Commissioning Air Set of 2 guides (CCA/BG49)
        • August 2014
        • Set contains CIBSE Code A and BG49/2015 Commissioning Air Systems. BG49/2015 explains how to carry out procedures in order to comply with the standards outlined in CIBSE Commissioning Code A.
        • Commissioning Air Systems (BG 49/2015)
        • Chris Parsloe (March 2015)
        • Commissioning Air Systems explains how to commission ducted air distribution systems in building, mainly the setting to work of the system fans and regulation of system flow rates.
        • Commissioning Guide Set (Compak3)
        • BSRIA (January 2013)
        • This set of seven BSRIA guides includes guidance on commissioning air systems, commissioning water systems, domestic ventilation airflow rate testing, seasonal commissioning, pre-commission cleaning of pipework systems and commissioning management.
        • Commissioning of pipework systems - design considerations (AG 20/95)
        • Parsloe C J. & Spencer A W. (June 1996)
        • Provides advice regarding the design of heating and chilled water systems, where heating or cooling circuits are serving mainly forced convection heating or cooling coils as might be found in air handling units or fan assisted terminal units. Demonstrates what the priorities are...
        • Commissioning of VAV systems in buildings (Superseded) (AG 1/91)
        • BSRIA (January 1991)
        • Covers the commissioning requirements for variable air volume (VAV) systems in air conditioned buildings. Includes the design and installation to ensure that VAV systems are commissionable. States the Guide is intended to be used in conjunction with the CIBSE's Commissioning...
        • Commissioning Water Systems (BG 2/2010)
        • Parsloe C. (September 2010)
        • This revised guide supersedes AG 2/89.3 Commissioning Water Systems application procedures for buildings, it provides the latest information on water commissioning for practising engineers, and complements CIBSE's updated Code W. Proper commissioning enables engineering systems...
        • Commissioning Water Systems Set (CCW/BG2 )
        • Parsloe C (September 2010)
        • Set of two revised guides providing the latest information on water commissioning for practising engineers. Both guides have been produced by a collaborative industry steering group, so BSRIA and CIBSE are withdrawing their earlier guidance and recommend that you buy the new ones...
        • Condition Surveys and Asset Data Capture (BG 35/2012)
        • Bell R & Harris J (January 2012)
        • This guide replaces Condition Survey of Building Services AG 4/2000 and is aimed at those who have the responsibility for maintaining buildings. Maintenance is vital to ensure a building can operate in accordance with its core function and also plays an important role in reducing...
        • Condition-Based Maintenance: Using Non-Destructive Testing (AG 1/2003)
        • Pearson C. Seaman A. (January 2003)
        • Presents a guide to the application of non-destructive testing (NDT) in condition monitoring regimes. Examines six, established NDT techniques, describing the testing methods and the effectiveness of each method in detecting faults in different types of building services plant....
        • Contingency Planning - Measures to aid recovery from disaster (TN 12/96.1)
        • Johansson M. (December 2001)
        • Identifies the necessary measures to minimise the impact of a disaster on an organisation. Considers what should be in place to enable management to react as swiftly and effectively as possible to any emergency without incurring excessive cost in relation to the risk. Sections...
        • Control of natural ventilation (TN 11/95)
        • Martin A J (January 1995)
        • Provides guidance on the application of building management system controls to natural ventilation. Explains how the provision of automatic control of air inlet vents with inaccessible air outlet vents results in improved ventilation rates, particularly in the summer, thus...
        • Cooling solutions for IT - A guide to planning, design and operation (BG 5/2003)
        • Pavey N., Booth W. & Hall S. (July 2003)
        • Provides design guidance for planning, designing and operating the cooling of IT equipment. Provides a briefing checklist to be agreed between the client. Design and performance criteria are presented in a question and answer format, and where appropriate the answer details the...
        • Customer-Supplier Relationships -A Toolkit for better practice (BG 15/2003)
        • Churcher D. (October 2003)
        • BSRIA guide and toolkit which can help you improve the way your organisation works and the way you deal with your customers and suppliers. The guide contains 13 tools that businesses should use to improve their customer-supplier relationships. Linked to the case studies, the...

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        • DC Power - potential applications (BG 40/2012)
        • Reginald Brown (June 2012)
        • If you have ever wondered how to charge your laptop computer or run your fridge from the photovoltaic (PV) panel on your roof, this brief guide provides an introduction to the opportunities and challenges of introducing direct current (DC) power. There are many possible...
        • Delta T: April 2008 (DT04/2008)
        • BSRIA (April 2008)
        • The April 2008 edition of Delta t looks at the following: Industry news -Campaign for real data launched by UK-GBC at Ecobuild Transport: - Special feature -Artic circle James Parker unravels London's Low Emission Zone, and calculates how much the capital's construction...
        • Delta T: April 2009 (DT04/2009)
        • BSRIA (April 2009)
        • BREEAM In-Use is more than just a way of checking a design BREEAM rating after occupation. It also shows how to improve performance and demonstrates commitment to corporate social responsibility. However is this all that we need and want? Solais House is currently looking to be...
        • Delta T: April 2015
        • BSRIA (April 2015)
        • This issue of Delta T focuses on innovation and looking forward for BSRIA's next 60 years.
        • Delta T: April 2016
        • BSRIA (May 2016)
        • This issue of Delta T has a focus on Soft Landings as well as the performance gap
        • Delta T: August 2008 (DT08/2008)
        • BSRIA (August 2008)
        • The August 2008 edition of Delta t looks at the following: Industry news - New RIBA Plan of Work launched, Chief Construction Officer on the cards Schools update - Sustainable schools BSRIA and the British Council for School Environments held two debates on sustainable schools...
        • Delta T: December 2004
        • BSRIA (December 2004)
        • The December 2004 edition of Delta T contains the latest news from BSRIA and the building services industry, an overview of BSRIA's annual flagship event as well as business update, market update and publication update.
        • Delta T: December 2005
        • BSRIA (December 2005)
        • The September 2005 edition of Delta T contains industry news, market update, technical answers, publication updates and a list of upcoming events.
        • Delta T: December 2006
        • BSRIA (December 2006)
        • The December 2006 edition of Delta T contains industry news, market update, technical answers, publication updates and a list of upcoming events.
        • Delta T: December 2009 (DT12/2009)
        • BSRIA (December 2009)
        • The December 2009 edition of Delta t looks at the following: Industry news - Soft Landings. BSRIA Briefing 2009 - Lord Martin O'Neill of Clackmannan kept the speakers in check at the 2009 BSRIA briefing. Legislation update - Richard Forster explains how the 2010 edition of Part L...
        • Delta T: December 2014
        • BSRIA (December 2014)
        • This issue of Delta T commemorates BSRIA's 60th anniversary looking back at how the industry has changed and where it is going.
        • Delta T: December 2017
        • BSRIA (December 2017)
        • This issue of Delta T focuses on Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ), Construction knowledge gap, Overheating, Kew Gardens, Durabroads asphalt mixes...
        • Delta T: February 2012 (DT02/2012)
        • BSRIA (February 2012)
        • The February 2012 edition of Delta t looks at the following: Industry News - Climate change adaptation, Government questions BREEAM for schools Energy assessment - Peter Tse provides a walkthrough of the beta version of CIBSE's energy analysis tool, TM22 BSRIA Briefing 2011 -...
        • Delta T: February 2014
        • BSRIA (March 2014)
        • The February 2014 edition of DELTA T is a special Energy edition which looks at the following: industry news, The Survival of the Smartest, Utilising life cycle and life cycle assessment for an informed decision, A hurricane on the way, Progress on energy efficiency, What happens when the wind doesn
        • Delta T: January 2008 (DT01/2008)
        • BSRIA (January 2008)
        • The January 2008 edition of Delta t looks at the following: Industry news - Commons report slates the public sector's sustainability record BSRIA Briefing -James Parker follows the debate on the future of school design Overseas news- Letter from Australia Roderic Bunn reveals...
        • Delta T: January 2009 (DT01/2009)
        • BSRIA (February 2009)
        • The first 2009 issue of Delta t covers the latest industry news - including the retirement of Stephen Loyd, BSRIA's Chief Librarian. In this issue, Stephen gives his final answers to members' engineering questions. Also included are technical news and a training update. The...
        • Delta T: January 2011 (DT01/2011)
        • BSRIA (January 2011)
        • The January 2011 edition of Delta t looks at the following: Industry news - Low carbon construction, BSRIA blog and Part L update. BSRIA Briefing 2010 - Distilled wisdom from the speakers of the 2010 BSRIA Briefing. Crowd surfing - Clare Sinclair reports on her discussion with...
        • Delta T: January 2016
        • BSRIA (January 2016)
        • This issue of Delta T looks at smart technology in the built environment and how it is changing the way we work
        • Delta T: July 2009 (DT07/2009)
        • BSRIA (July 2009)
        • The July 2009 edition of Delta t looks at the following: Industry news - the launch of Soft Landings, wind power under scrutiny and the death of former BSRIA chairman, Neville Billington. Environmental update - Calculations of embodied energy could be a lot easier following work...
        • Delta T: July 2012 (DT07/2012)
        • BSRIA (July 2012)
        • Industry news Market forecasts, home energy survey, mandatory carbon emission reporting Soft Landings The price of performance - Roderic Bunn discusses the options for budgeting Soft Landings activities Building information modelling The BIM identity - John Sands reveals the...
        • Delta T: June 2010 (DT03/2010)
        • BSRIA (June 2010)
        • The June 2010 edition of Delta t looks at the following: Industry news - TSB and SBEM 2010. Pooled Resource - Roderic Bunn looks at a school in Melbourne where water-filled foundations will be used to temper the incoming air supply. Cabinet update - James Parker looks at who's...
        • Delta T: June 2005
        • BSRIA (June 2005)
        • The June 2005 edition of Delta t looks at the following: Key Performance Indicators for 2005, Solar energy and the renewables heating market, plans for BSRIA`s 50th anniversary.
        • Delta T: June 2006
        • BSRIA (June 2006)
        • The June 2006 edition of Delta T contains industry news, market update, technical answers, publication updates and a list of upcoming events.
        • Delta T: June 2007
        • BSRIA (June 2007)
        • The June 2007 edition of Delta T contains industry news, market update, technical answers, publication updates and a list of upcoming events.
        • Delta T: March 2010 (DT03/2010)
        • BSRIA (March 2010)
        • The March 2010 edition of Delta t looks at the following: Industry news - Soft Landings. 66 Waterloo Road - GS Rao and P C Thomas look at this innovative project in Australia, which has met an impressive 5.0 star energy rating. Legislation update - Gambi Chiang helps make sense...
        • Delta T: March 2005
        • BSRIA (March 2005)
        • The March 2005 edition of Delta T contains industry news, market update, technical answers, publication updates and a list of upcoming events.
        • Delta T: March 2006
        • BSRIA (March 2006)
        • The March 2006 edition of Delta T contains industry news, market update, technical answers, publication updates and a list of upcoming events.
        • Delta T: March 2007
        • BSRIA (March 2007)
        • The March 2007 edition of Delta T contains industry news, market update, technical answers, publication updates and a list of upcoming events.
        • Delta T: March 2017
        • BSRIA (March 2017)
        • This issue of Delta T has a particular focus on facilities management
        • Delta T: May 2011 (DT05/2011)
        • BSRIA (June 2011)
        • The May 2011 edition of Delta t looks at the following: Industry news - Mandatory DECs for all non-domestic buildings, review of schools capital spending. Post-occupancy Evaluation - In the first of two special features dedicated to the Carbon Trust research findings, Roderic...
        • Delta T: May 2013 (DT05/13)
        • BSRIA (May 2013)
        • The May 2013 edition of Delta t looks at the following: : Industry news, Vicarage article, Market for hybrids, Young engineers report, Technical answers, Publications news, Membership and training...
        • Delta T: May 2014
        • BSRIA (May 2014)
        • The May 2014 edition is a special Housing edition which looks at the following: industry news, Barrat Homes and BPE, European connected and Smart Home market, Engineering a better future, an interview with outgoing CEO Andrew Eastwell, the hidden menace of corrosion,
        • Delta T: November 2012 (DT11/2012)
        • BSRIA (November 2012)
        • Industry news Government adopts Soft Landings, Invest in Innovative Refurbishment research announced BSRIA Online Services Untangled Web - Clare Sinclair announces major improvements to BSRIA web services Acoustics Sound Advice - Rebecca Hogg provides a design primer on noise...
        • Delta T: November 2015
        • BSRIA (December 2015)
        • This issue of Delta T looks at the skills gap in the construction industry and the ways in which we must work better
        • Delta T: October 2010 (DT10/2010)
        • BSRIA (October 2010)
        • The October 2010 edition of Delta t looks at the following: Industry news - Heat pump advice from BSRIA, construction output figures and Part J. Moving targets - David Bleicher reports on the accuracy of software compliance tools. Fitness for purpose - James Parker reviews the...
        • Delta T: October 2007
        • BSRIA (October 2007)
        • The October 2007 edition of Delta T contains industry news, market update, technical answers, publication updates and a list of upcoming events.
        • Delta T: October 2008 (DT10/2008)
        • BSRIA (October 2008)
        • The October 2008 edition of Delta t looks at the following: Industry news - Climate change gets its own government department Technology update: - Burning issues 2 In the second article in our series
        • Delta T: October 2016
        • BSRIA (November 2016)
        • This issue of Delta T has a focus on performance and wellbeing to coincide with the BSRIA Briefing 2016
        • Delta T: September 2005
        • BSRIA (September 2005)
        • The September 2005 edition of Delta T contains industry news, market update, technical answers, publication updates and a list of upcoming events.
        • Delta T: September 2006
        • BSRIA (September 2006)
        • The September 2006 edition of Delta T contains industry news, market update, technical answers, publication updates and a list of upcoming events.
        • Delta T: September 2011 (DT09/2011)
        • BSRIA (September 2011)
        • The September 2011 edition of Delta t looks at the following: Industry News - School rebuilding rebooted, CIBSE backs DECs, news in-brief. Building Performance Evaluation - Roderic Bunn reports on the design and construction of Mayville Community Centre, a Passivhaus...
        • Delta T: September 2014
        • BSRIA (September 2014)
        • The September 2014 edition is a special BIM edition which looks at the following: industry news, the seven pillars of BIM wisdom, BIM classification, BIM and facilities management...
        • Delta T: September 2017 (DT09/2017)
        • BSRIA (September 2017)
        • This edition of Delta T focuses on ‘better’ construction methods involved in 3D Printing, the Build2Spec EU funded project and BSRIA’s new (BG6)
        • Design Checks Set (DESIGNC3)
        • Lawrence Race G. & Pennycook K. (May 2006)
        • Set of 3 books includes: Design Checks for HVAC 2nd Edition, BG 4/2007, Design Checks for Public Health Engineering, BG 2/2006 and Design Checks for Electrical Services, BG 3/2006. Good design is central to the achievement of quality buildings that satisfy client requirements,...
        • Design for maintainability (AG 11/92)
        • 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...
        • Design Framework for Building Services 5th Edition (BG 6/2018)
        • David Churcher, Martin Ronceray & John Sands (June 2018)
        • This guide helps building services consultants and contractors and their clients , clarify and define the extent of their design activity and deliverables. The 5th edition represent a significant update from the previous edition.
        • Design guidelines for exhaust hoods (TN 3/85)
        • Stewart L J (May 1985)
        • Treats the effective design of exhaust hoods for local exhaust systems. Notes the increasing importance of effective hood design as concerns air pollution and operating costs. States that recent research work has cast doubt on the accuracy of some of the current design equations....
        • Design Guides Set (DESIGN 2)
        • Pennycook K & Langmaid J (October 2004)
        • Set includes Design Checks for HVAC 2nd Edition, BG4/2007, A Guide to HVAC Building Services Calculations 2nd Edition, BG 30/2007 and Choosing Building Services, BG 9/2004. These three BSRIA guides provide practical, easy to follow HVAC design guidance. They are written for daily...
        • Design information flow (Withdrawn) (TN 17/92)
        • Wild L J. (January 1992)
        • Writes for professional practices and designer contractors. States that poor information from the building services design office has been identified as a source of contractual conflict. Presents a manual intended as an example procedure to guide designers through the process of...
        • Displacement ventilation and static cooling devices (COP 17/99)
        • Abbas T. (September 1999)
        • Writes to recommend good, accepted practice for the design and implementation of displacement ventilation systems with and without static cooling devices, based on previous and current research as well as the views of consultants and manufacturers considered to be experts in this...
        • Displacement ventilation performance - office space application (TN 3/93)
        • Alamdari F (January 1993)
        • Explains the principle of displacement ventilation and its advantages. Reports on measurements of velocity and temperature fields in three modern office spaces to analyse the performance of the incorporated displacement ventilation system, based on thermal comfort and temperature...
        • Ductwork Set (DUCT1)
        • Hawkins G (February 2013)
        • This set contains Flexible Ductwork (BG 43/2013) and Structural Fixings for Ductwork Systems (BG 10/2010), both produced in association with ADCAS. The Flexible Ductwork guide aims to help improve building performance by providing guidance on legislation, product standards,...
        • Dynamic energy storage in the building fabric (TR 9/94)
        • Barnard N. (January 1994)
        • States that the building fabric can be used as a medium for storing cooling and heating energy. Presents a document based on the results of a sponsored research project conducted to provide published guidance for systems utilising fabric energy storage in conjunction with...

    E

        • Effective BMS - A guide to improving system performance (AG 10/2001)
        • Pennycook K. (August 2001)
        • Writes for facilities management/maintenance staff along with staff employed by companies providing BMS (building management system) support services. Provides guidance on how to improve the effectiveness of BMS. States that in particular the guidance will help determine whether...
        • Efficient humidification in buildings (AG 10/94.1 (1995))
        • Bennett K M. (January 1995)
        • Identifies the factors relevant to humidification for a broad range of humidification applications and sets out a procedure for the selection of humidifiers. Covers other relevant topics such as health hazards in some detail, together with good practice guides.
        • Embodied Carbon - the Inventory of Carbon and Energy (ICE) (BG 10/2011)
        • Prof Hammond G & Jones C. - Editors Lowrie F. Tse P (January 2011)
        • The Innovation and Growth Team (IGT), drawn from the construction industry, recently provided a report to the government recommending embodied carbon appraisal. The BSRIA guide produced in conjunction with the University of Bath, in line with the recent IGT report, looks at why...
        • Energy efficient chiller control (Withdrawn) (TN 16/2000)
        • 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...
        • Energy Efficient Pumping Systems - A Design Guide (BG 12/2011)
        • Parsloe C (March 2011)
        • The Guide is a result of a BSRIA's research project carried out in collaboration with BRE and the industry partners including Danfoss, Frese, Belimo, SAV UK, Andrew Reid & Partners, Crane Fluid, Herz Valves and Grundfos. It recognises that the potential for pump energy...
        • Energy storage in buildings - a technology overview (BG 73/2018)
        • John Piggott (February 2018)
        • This guide provides an illustrated overview of the many options available for energy storage in buildings, including thermal and electrical energy storage. It discusses the attributes of these systems and their suitability in different applications. It is aimed at designers, facilities managers and
        • Enhancing the performance of oversized plant (AG 1/2000)
        • Crozier B. (May 2000)
        • Provides an examination of the issues relating to oversized heating, ventilation and air conditioning plant. Also presents a methodology for identifying where plant is oversized and for assessing the extent of this. Gives recommendations for remedial measures, and supplies plant...
        • Envelope Integrity Demonstration Study (TN 19/99)
        • Potter I N. (July 1999)
        • Presents a demonstration study showing the design and construction details necessary to achieve specified building envelope airtightness performance criteria. Follows the design and construction process and advises on modifications necessary to achieve the target specifications....

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        • Factors in the design of flues for condensing boilers (TN 2/89)
        • Walker D C (January 1989)
        • Reviews procedures in the design and sizing of flues for condensing boilers serving heating systems operating at both conventional water temperatures and low water temperatures. Explains factors governing the design of a chimney with respect to dispersion of flue products,...
        • Fault finding procedures in the building services industry (TN 12/86)
        • Armstrong J (December 1986)
        • States that within the building services industry little serious consideration is given to fault finding procedures. Most available documentation is limited to that provided by manufacturers. Systematic organisation of fault finding documentation starting with the client's...
        • Feedback for better building services design (AG 21/98)
        • Lawrence Race G., Pearson C & De Saulles. (December 1998)
        • Writes for building services design organisations, contractors, clients and building owners and operators. States that the UK construction industry spends around 1billionGBP each year on rectifying defects and failures, some of which may be preventable through improved feedback...
        • Feedback from Facilities Management (TR 2/2003)
        • Pearson C. (March 2003)
        • Presents the findings of a DTI and industry-funded research project. Describes an approach to capturing data from facilities management and using it properly to develop wisdom in building design and construction. Outlines the general principles of feedback, examines various...
        • Fibre optic lighting guide (AG 14/2000)
        • Roper M A. & Brown R G. (August 2000)
        • Writes to inform potential users of fibre optic lighting about the benefits and limitations of the technology. States it will help readers to answer the questions "Is this technology appropriate for me?" and "What else do I need to know?". Notes the Guide is intended to provide...
        • Fire Safety Engineering Set (FSE)
        • BSRIA (July 2019)
        • The correct design, specification, installation and testing are critical in Fire safety engineering to reduce the potential for death, injury, damage to property and the ensuing financial losses that result. This unique set brings together two of the latest publications that provide current best pr
        • Floor Plenum Airtightness – Guidance and Testing Methodology (BG 65/2016)
        • Tom Jones (July 2016)
        • 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
        • Free cooling systems (BG 8/2004)
        • De Saulles T. (October 2004)
        • The proposed changes to Part L of the Building Regulations will create challenging energy targets for all buildings intended to improve performance by around 25%. For air conditioned buildings, a significant contribution to reaching proposed Part L of the Building Regulations...
        • Future Building Trends – Impacts – Solutions (withdrawn) (WP 3/2015)
        • Jeremy Towler (December 2015)
        • This paper examines: how buildings can improve productivity and wellbeing – touching on all aspects of building design, construction, use, and maintenance. Also, the relationship of buildings with their immediate environment as well as their connection to the wider world.

    G

    H

        • Heat Interface Units (BG 62/2015)
        • Reginald Brown (December 2015)
        • 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
        • Heat Pumps - A Guidance document for designers (BG 7/2009)
        • Brown R (October 2009)
        • Heat pumps are increasingly being considered as an alternative to combustion-based heating plant as a means to reduce operating costs and carbon emissions, and are now the fastest growing form of heating in the UK. This new guide explains the design of heat-pump based heating...
        • Heat Recovery Systems (HRS 1/2009)
        • BSRIA (March 2009)
        • This guidance document from BSRIA gives the reader an overview of heat recovery. Outlined in this document are the benefits of heat recovery, and the following types of air-to-air heat recovery are also discussed: Plate heat-exchangers, thermal wheel, run-around coil, heat pipe...
        • Heating controls in large spaces (TN 23/97)
        • Dicks M J. & Brown R G. (August 1997)
        • States that effective sensors, controls and control algorithms are crucial to the provision of optimal comfort and efficient performance of all heating systems but there are particular problems in large spaces such as factories, warehouses, maintenance depots etc. In such places...
        • HVAC thermal storage: Practical application and performance issues (AG 11/2000)
        • 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...
        • HVAC Troubleshooting (BG25/2014)
        • Salim Deramchi & Ralph Bell (February 2014)
        • HVAC Troubleshooting guide replaces the previous edition AG 25/99 and provides step by step procedures to identify and solve problems found in typical HVAC systems. Covers refrigeration, ventilation, heating and common items.
        • Hydronic Systems Design Set of 2 guides (HSD2)
        • 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

    I

        • Illustrated Guide to Hot and Cold Water Services (BG 33/2014)
        • Reginald Brown (November 2014)
        • explains the principles and technology used in hot and cold water services, also known as domestic water services, in all types of buildings. It also includes sections on drainage and installation and commissioning.
        • Illustrated Guide to Mechanical Cooling (BG 1/2010)
        • Pennycook K (April 2010)
        • Mechanical cooling covers everything from earth ducts to absorption refrigeration. The latest in the series, Illustrated Guide to Mechanical Cooling, runs through the entire gamut of cooling techniques and technologies, explaining their systems in easy and accessible language....
        • Illustrated Guide to Renewable Technologies (BG 1/2008)
        • Pennycook K. (April 2008)
        • Carbon neutrality in construction and building operation will soon become a major government objective. BSRIA's publication, the Illustrated Guide to Renewable Technologies, is the ideal primer for understanding the wide variety of innovative systems that provide cleaner and less...
        • Illustrated Guide to Ventilation (BG 2/2009)
        • Pennycook K (January 2009)
        • This guide is intended to assist technical dialogue between the client and the designing team during the briefing process, and help clients to identify and raise technical questions that they feel are relevant to their organisation's specific needs. For construction...
        • Illustrated Guides set of 2 (ILL)
        • 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...
        • Illustrated Guides Set of 6 (ILL6)
        • May 2017
        • BSRIA's illustrated guides provide an overview of the main products and systems in mechanical, electrical, renewables, hot and cold water services, ventilation and mechanical cooling. These guides are ideal as a quick reference for experienced engineers or an introduction to non-engineers.
        • Improving M&E site productivity (TN 14/97)
        • Hawkins G. (April 1997)
        • Describes an investigative study comparing 4 UK, 1 American, 1 German and 1 Swedish construction project to highlight productivity problems relating to mechanical and electrical building services and to suggest remedies to solve these problems and improve performance. Focuses on...
        • Indoor Air Quality (TG 12/2016)
        • BSRIA (December 2016)
        • The guide is aimed at those looking for introductory information about indoor air quality including definition, history and prevalence.
        • Innovative M&E Data Sheets (ACT 5/2002)
        • Dicks M. (March 2003)
        • Set of 15 innovative installation ideas in the format of simple to use A4 size data sheets produced to show the benefits of innovation. By adopting an open mind to innovative ideas, methods and equipment allows companies to deliver a better match between specification and fitness...
        • Innovative M&E installation report (ACT 9/2000)
        • Wilson D. (June 2000)
        • States that the UK construction industry requires significant change in response to the continuing pressure to increase productivity, reduce costs and improve the quality of its product. New working practices and procedures are necessary if the industry is to meet client...
        • INSPIRE: Careers at BSRIA
        • BSRIA (May 2018)
        • "BSRIA values – authoritative, collaborative, independent and innovative – makes BSRIA a very special place to work." John Armstrong, President of CIBSE 2007 & formerly head of FM group at BSRIA
        • INSPIRE: Inspiring Tomorrow's Engineers
        • Emma Hardacre (August 2017)
        • This perceptive report considers engineering careers over a wide selection of industries and how to choose the appropriate career path and entry route suitable for individual interests and skills.
        • INSPIRE: Workplaces of the Future
        • Ashleigh Bunker (August 2017)
        • BSRIA is delighted to have launched its Workplaces of the Future publication which was written by workplace student: Ashleigh Bunker. This insightful report contemplates the office needs and desires from the perspective of the youth of today aka millennials and generation z.
        • Interface Engineering Publications Set (IEP Set)
        • Bunn R, Roberts D, Mitchell, Heywood M, Hawkins G., Simpson D., White S.Hennessy R, Cripps A, Vibert J & Keyworth B (March 2006)
        • This set consists of six Interface Engineering Publications (IEPs). The guides aim to bridge the gaps in technical knowledge at the interfaces between construction packages. They involve reformatting existing professional knowledge developed by services and structural sectors...

    K

        • KTN Knowledge Summary (KTN 1/2009)
        • Matthews T (April 2009)
        • This report summarises the key points from a selection of reports that have passed over MBEKTN's desk during the past eighteen months, and it signposts the reader towards more detailed explanations should they desire to know more. The reports covered within this knowledge...

    L

        • Laboratory testing of air cleaners (S 22/1999)
        • Gilbert A. & Heywood P. (January 2000)
        • This specification seeks to identify and promote good practice in the accommodation of smokers and non-smokers in harmony. Aims to establish uniform laboratory test procedures for measuring the performance of devices known as air cleaners. Attributes to be measured being the...
        • Legionella at a glance (TG 8/2017)
        • BSRIA (April 2017)
        • This topic guide offers at-a-glance reference information to the issues of legionella bacteria, regulatory and guidance frameworks, advice and further reading.
        • Legionellosis control log book (Withdrawn) (AG 21/2000)
        • 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,...
        • Legionnaires' Disease - Operation and Maintenance Log Book (BG 58/2015)
        • Reginald Brown & Salim Deramchi (May 2015)
        • Legionnaires' Disease - Operation and Maintenance Log Book covers the recording of operation and maintenance data for risk systems. It includes a selection of editable forms for common risk systems that can be used to create the log book and covers the latest standards and guidance.
        • Legionnaires' Disease - Risk Assessment (BG 57/2015)
        • Reginald Brown & Salim Deramchi (February 2015)
        • This guide provides a framework for a legionella risk assessment. It replaces AG20/2000 and has been updated to take account of later standards and guidance documents including the 2013 edition of the Approved Code of Practice and Guidance (ACOP) and associated guidance (HSG27)
        • Legionnaires' Disease set of 2 guides (LWT2)
        • Reginald Brown & Salim Deramchi (February 2015)
        • This set replaces our previous legionella set (LWT) and contains Legionnaires’ Disease – Risk Assessment (BG 57/2015) and BSRIA’s Legionnaire’s Disease – Operation and Maintenance Log Book (BG 58/2015). Save 30% by ordering both guides together.
        • Library of system control strategies (AG 7/98)
        • Martin A J & Banyard C P. (January 1998)
        • Presents a reference document for use when specifying, developing and configuring control strategies. In five chapters, each containing control strategies relating to - 1) BMS plant start/top signals, 2) Heating systems, 3) Air handling plant, 4) Pumping, 5) Cooling systems. In...
        • Life Cycle Assessment - an introduction (BG 52/2013)
        • 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.
        • Life Cycle Costing (BG 67/2016)
        • David Churcher & 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.
        • Life Safety and Firefighting Power Supplies (BG 70/2017)
        • Tony Mayo (March 2017)
        • 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.

    M

        • Maintenance for Building Services (Superseded) (BG 3/2008)
        • Harris J (June 2008)
        • Presents the fourth edition of AG 4/89.2 Maintenance Contracts for Building Engineering Services to reflect changes in regulations and working practices. Although written with services maintenance contracts in mind, the guidance can be used equally for both fabric and grounds...
        • Maintenance programme set-up (AG 1/98)
        • Smith M & Tate A (June 1998)
        • Presents an Application Guide in support of a series of four BSRIA Technical Notes on condition based maintenance. Details the setting up of maintenance programmes, including condition based maintenance. In two parts - 1) Details a formalised and structured approach to assess...
        • Making natural ventilation work (GN 7/2000)
        • Martin A. & Fitzsimmons J. (June 2000)
        • Notes the operational, environmental and cost benefits provided by natural ventilation for non-domestic buildings, but points out that the increased implementation of natural ventilation is threatened by poor management and operation in the use of natural ventilation strategies....
        • Megatrends: Urbanisation (WP 7/2018)
        • Henry Lawson (December 2018)
        • The first in a series on Megatrends, this White Paper looks at the massive global movement towards urbanisation, expected to be in excess of two-thirds of the world’s population by 2050, and the profound implications this will bring.
        • Model Commissioning Plan (BG 8/2009)
        • Deramchi & Hawkins G. (September 2009)
        • Model commissioning plan (cited in Approved Document Part L2A as 'a way of documenting the process in an appropriate way') provides a commissioning plan template for a construction project. It is intended to help construction project teams and building control officers understand...
        • Model Demonstration Design Project (BG 1/2006)
        • Churcher D., Sands J & Parlsoe C. (December 2006)
        • This guide presents a detailed worked example of a complete project. Model Demonstration Design Project uses the information in the Practical Guide to HVAC Building Services Calculations, BG30/2003, in a project scenario. It shows the steps required to complete the calculations...
        • Modern ventilation techniques - Case studies scenario (TN 3/98)
        • Booth W B. (December 1998)
        • Notes the gradual re-emergence of the use of passive ventilation and cooling techniques with some mechanical ventilation for peak loads (mixed mode). Penetration in the private sector is held back apparently because clients and developers do not believe such buildings will...

    N

        • Night cooling control strategies - Final report (Withdrawn) (RR5/96)
        • Martin A & Fletcher J (January 1996)
        • The final report of research inspired by the need to use appropriate night cooling control strategies to achieve the maximum amount of cooling while avoiding overcooling, reducing energy consumption and costs. The research involved site monitoring for night cooling control...

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    P

        • Partnering Toolkit - A guide for the whole supply chain (AG 23/2002)
        • Samuelsson-Brown G. (November 2002)
        • Provides practical advice to facilitate the successful implementation and assessment of partnering arrangements. Discusses the strategies and mechanisms through which partnering can be achieved, demonstrating these issues with case studies. Includes proforma assessment tools, by...
        • Pre-Commission Cleaning of Pipework Systems (BG 29/2012)
        • Brown R & Parsloe C (October 2012)
        • This updated guide replaces our previous edition (BG 29/2011) BG 29/2012 will reflect new British and European standards, correct some minor errors in the 2011 edition and clarify certain points. Thorough pre-commission cleaning of pipework systems continues to be important with...
        • Pre-commission cleaning of pipework systems (Superseded) (AG 1/2001)
        • Parsloe C J (February 2001)
        • Written for system designers and installers. Presents an updated revision to BSRIA Application Guide, AG 8/91 'Pre-Commission Cleaning of Water Systems', which is intended to be both an information source and a statement of the minimum requirements for effective system cleaning.
        • Pre-commission cleaning of water systems. (Superseded) (AG 8/91)
        • Parsloe C J (January 1991)
        • Sets out a comprehensive procedure for pre-commission cleaning. It incorporates BSRIA's previous guidance on system flushing (Application Guide 1/89 'Flushing and Cleaning of Water Systems'), which has been expanded to suit a wider range of situations.
        • Primary school carbon footprinting (SR 1/2009)
        • Bunn R & Leaman A. (March 2009)
        • Reports the results of a carbon footprinting study of three primary schools - a Victorian school, a 1970s school, and a new school built to the latest building standards. Includes tables of fuel and water consumption and carbon dioxide emissions for the schools. Discusses outputs...
        • Project Management Set (PM2)
        • Hawkins G, Portman J & Bleicher D (October 2011)
        • Set of 2 project management guides containing: BG37/2011, Utility Connections and Diversions - Planning, design and installation. This guide provides comprehensive guidance and practical tools (including templates and checklists) to assist with planning, design and installation...
        • Promoting innovation - conditions, mechanisms and methodologies (TN 5/99)
        • King A. (January 1999)
        • Presents a technical note with the aim of increasing innovation and the uptake of research in the building services industry by demonstrating what are good conditions for innovation and what are the barriers to it. Covers both process-type research and innovation, ie how...

    R

        • Recycling building services (BG 16/2003)
        • Olnhoff V & Martin A (December 2003)
        • Recycling Building Services sets out to educate the building services industry on the requirements of environmental legislation that is requiring the industry to make greater efforts to recycle, reclaim and re-use building services products. The legislation covering recycling is...
        • Refurbishment of air-conditioned buildings for natural ventilation (TN 8/98)
        • Kendrick C & Martin A (August 1998)
        • States it has been demonstrated in a number of case study buildings that it is possible to maintain a comfortable environment when refurbishing without resorting to full mechanical ventilation or cooling. Presents guidance for refurbishing air conditioned buildings to utilise...
        • Refurbishment of concrete buildings - Structural and services options (GN 8/99)
        • Gold C A, British Cement Association, Martin A J & BSRIA (November 1999)
        • Presents the second of three publications concerned with the refurbishment of concrete buildings. Provides guidance for structural and building services engineers on building refurbishment options. Concentrates on office buildings, but much of the information is applicable to...
        • Refurbishment of concrete buildings - The decision to refurbish (GN 7/99)
        • Martin A J, BSRIA, Gold C A & British Cement Association (January 1999)
        • Presents the first of three publications concerned with refurbishment. States it is estimated that currently 8 million m2 of office space requires refurbishment, much of it constructed in reinforced concrete. Argues these buildings have the potential to provide the standards of...
        • Renewables Set (R1/2009)
        • Pennycook K & Brown R (December 2009)
        • BSRIA's renewable set contains BG 1/2008 Illustrated Guide to Renewables and BG 7/2009 Heat Pumps - A Guidance document for designers.
        • Residential Buildings set (RBS)
        • May 2018
        • This set contains two BSRIA guides relating to residential buildings, and CIBSE’s Technical Memorandum on Good Practice in the Design of Homes
        • Room air distribution - design and evaluation (TN 4/86)
        • Whittle G E (May 1986)
        • Aimed at those involved in both the conceptual and the detailed design of room air distribution systems. Provides a review of currently relevant thermal comfort standards related to air distribution and of the literature concerning the application of air terminal devices in air...
        • Rules of Thumb - Guidelines for building services (5th Edition) (BG 9/2011)
        • Hawkins G. (April 2011)
        • "This new version is a welcome update to my library in view of the changes/update in costs information" Richard Pope, Babcock International Group "This is an excellent document" Mitch Layng, PRUPIM Rules of Thumb are general principles derived from practice and experience rather...
        • Rules of thumb (Superseded) (TN 17/95)
        • Pavey N (January 1995)
        • This publication presents revised rules of thumb for assessing the design of building services. The rules have been collected from the building services industry and relate to UK design practice.
        • Rules of Thumb (UK 3rd edition). (Superseded) (TN 15/2001)
        • Boushear M & ed. (September 2001)
        • Writen to help engineers in the initial stages of designing a building and its services by gathering many of the most common rules of thumb into one document to provide a powerful source of initial design data.

    S

    T

        • Test Method for Heat Interface Units (BTS 2/2015)
        • Colin Judd (December 2015)
        • This test standard describes how to determine heat transfer capacity and other performance aspects of a heat interface unit (HIU) under standard conditions or application-specific conditions in a laboratory.
        • Test Method for Pressure Independent Control Valves (BTS 1/2012)
        • Stonard P & Judd C (May 2012)
        • Buildings with distributed heating and cooling loads often use water based distribution systems (generally referred to as hydronic systems). In the bid to increase energy efficiency and cost effectiveness, the use of variable speed pumping and two port control of room terminal...
        • Thermal Imaging of Building Fabric (BG 39/2011)
        • Pearson C (October 2011)
        • This guide includes information on updates to building regulations, advances in camera technology and improved methods of analysing images. It aims to help people involved in constructing, owning and operating buildings with thermal imaging.
        • Thermal Imaging of Buildings - a pocket guide (BG 72/2017)
        • Colin Pearson (December 2017)
        • This pocket-sized guide aims to help you get the best from thermal images. It explains what thermal images can and can’t show, what you can do with them and how infrared cameras work. It refers mainly to the use of handheld cameras although cameras on airborne drones are also mentioned.

    U

        • Underfloor Heating and Cooling (BG 4/2011)
        • Brown R (January 2011)
        • 'As an architectural practice that undertakes energy assessments, the Underfloor Heating and Cooling Guide is invaluable as a reference document' Iain Robinson, Architectural & Creative Design BSRIA's latest guide replaces the previous Underfloor Heating: A Designer's Guide...
        • Understanding Acoustic Performance Data (BG 41/2012)
        • Hogg R (July 2012)
        • With more awareness of noise issues and many developments occurring in already built-up areas it is essential to provide an accurate specification of the noise emitted by building services equipment. Acoustic testing is important to manufacturers as it enables them to provide...

    V

        • Value engineering of building services (Withdrawn) (AG 15/96)
        • Hayden G W. & Parsloe C J. (January 1996)
        • Explains the basic concepts underlying the techniques of value analysis including 'value management' and, in particular, 'value engineering'. Demonstrates how these techniques might influence the design of building services systems. Intends the guide to be used by building...
        • Value of BREEAM, The (BG 42/2012)
        • Parker J (October 2012)
        • Since its launch in 1990, BREEAM (the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) has stimulated a greener built environment. But what do those involved in commissioning BREEAM assessments actually think of the scheme? This report is based on independent...

    W

        • Water treatment and commissioning set
        • December 2016
        • This set contains BSRIA’s guides to commissioning water systems, pre-commission cleaning and water treatment, plus CIBSE’s commissioning code for water systems.
        • Water Treatment for Closed Heating and Cooling Systems (BG 50/2013)
        • Edited by Reginald Brown (October 2013)
        • BG 50/2013 guide replaces Water Treatment for Building Services (AG2/93) in respect of closed building services. Provides an introduction to theory of practice of water treatment in closed systems for design engineers, installing contractors and maintenance staff.
        • Weather Louvre Specification Guide (BG 36/2012)
        • Roper M (January 2012)
        • A weather louvre is a passive device, essentially a grille fixed over an opening, designed to let air through and keep water out. It is designed to perform both these functions simultaneously and its suitability for a particular application is determined by how effectively it...
        • Wellbeing (TG 10/2016)
        • BSRIA (December 2016)
        • The guide is aimed at those looking for introductory information about wellbeing including definition, impact and importance.
        • Wind-Driven Natural Ventilation Systems (Withdrawn) (BG 2/2005)
        • Parker J. & Teekaram A. (February 2005)
        • Provides guidance on the design and application of wind-driven natural ventilation systems. Topics covered are: how wind-driven ventilation works; performance factors; siting and installation; meteorological data; automatic controls; test method; designing and sizing methodology;...