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Rules of Thumb - Guidelines for building services (5th Edition) (BG 9/2011)

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"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...

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"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 than precise theory. The 5th edition of Rules of Thumb has been created by referencing various contemporary sources in the building services industry and can reasonably be held to reflect current design practices. The guide is useful for approximately calculating values, setting outline targets and rapidly comparing different options to inform the early stages of the design process.

This popular publication has been updated and expanded to include more detailed information and now comes in a more user-friendly spiral-bound format. The new additions include:

  • Greatly increased guidance about space and weight allowances
  • CO2 emissions benchmarks
  • Clearer guidance about costs, expanded to include energy consumption, maintenance, operation and life cycle cost information
  • A system features section that has been subdivided into mechanical and electrical systems and clarified
  • Guidance about compliance with Part L of the Building Regulations, renewable technologies and air permeability of buildings

Also available in a single or multi site licensed version containing an editable WORD document.

This guide and the latest Illustrated Guide to Mechanical and Electrical make up our Building Services Foundation Guide Set (BSF2) (only £99 or £49.50 to BSRIA members).

Please note, we will process and send licenced version orders during our working hours, Monday - Thursday 08:30 - 17:00, Friday 08:30 - 16:30 (GMT times).

Product details

  • Publisher: BSRIA
  • Published: April 2011
  • Author: Hawkins G.
  • ISBN-13: 9780860226918