This guide provides comprehensive guidance and practical tools (including templates and checklists) to assist with planning, design and installation of utility services from the preparation stage to post-occupancy aftercare. It ties in with the eight work stages described in BSRIA BG 1/2009 Building Services Job Book.
The aim is provide project managers, designers, contractors or anyone else involved in the provision of utility services with the confidence to deliver a stress-free and successful installation.
The key aspects to be considered when providing utility services include:
- The physical issues including the planning and installation of materials such as cables, pipes and associated apparatus
- The service provision issues associated with the availability, capacity and security of the commodity at the point of supply
Getting these aspects of the project right can be critical in ensuring the project is completed safely, on time, on budget and with minimal disruptions. Inadequate attention to such issues can lead to the oversizing or undersizing of services or unplanned outages.
- Overview of utility service providers in the UK
- The regulatory framework
- Record information
- Capacity requirements
- Layout planning
- Pre-handover and occupation