BSRIA is delighted to announce the publication of a new guide on the important topic of Handover and O&M Manuals.
The new guide is the latest in BSRIA’s continuing effort to improve the built environment by researching and publishing technical guidance and other knowledge intended to promote best practice across the industry.
Colin Goodwin, BSRIA Technical Director, said, “This guide comes at an important time and is a significant step to improving the flow and quality of handover information from the construction team to the end client and building operators, and in essence supports the 'golden thread' for building services related information and documentation.”
More than ever, it is essential for buildings to operate in a safe, energy-efficient and cost-effective manner, supporting the aims of the business and the wellbeing of the occupants. However, the effective operation of a complex asset such as a building relies on the availability of accurate information about the asset itself. Much of the information about the asset is delivered at handover of the construction project to the client. All too often, the information that the facilities management team is provided with is incomplete, inaccurate or poorly assembled so it’s hard to find the information that’s needed. By following a clear process of identification and route planning, the client, designers and constructors can work together to produce a building that’s in much better shape from handover.