Purchase a hardcopy or electronic (PDF) copy of Design Framework for Building Services 5th Edition (BG 6/2018). There will be a clickable link in the document (page 3) to download selected files.
NB: if you require the editable Appendix A proformas and other editable proformas, you will need to purchase option 2 instead of option 1.
You will receive:
- An editable Excel workbook of the Appendix B proforma: Allocation of system-specific deliverables to project participants
- Locked Excel workbooks of example of using the Appendix A proformas (together with the corresponding Appendix B examples), extracts of which appear in Appendix C.
- The exemplar geometric building information model referred to in section 3.2, in Navisworks format.
Purchase a 'multi-site licence' for Design Framework for Building Services 5th Edition (BG 6/2018) to gain access to all the editable files.
You will receive a link containing a zip file to download:
- An unlocked PDF
- An editable Word version of the guide
- An Excel workbook of the Appendix A proformas: Allocating design activity
- An unlocked pdf of the 4th edition (BG 6/2014)
- An Excel workbook of all the proformas from the 4th edition
The multi-site licence allows you to save the editable documents on your server for your colleagues and offices to access. You will be also eligible for free updates for one year from purchase date.
Design Framework for Building Services 5th Edition (BG 6/2018) - details
The 5th edition represents a significant update from the previous edition. The release of this new edition ensures that BG 6 continues to be the industry standard document for building services consultants and contractors to help them, and their clients, clarify and define the extent of their design activity and their design deliverables on any specific project.
The guide contains design activity proformas and drawing / model definitions that are used to support contract documentation and to encourage efficient collaborative working between building services and other designers such as architects, structural engineers and also along building services supply chains.
The structure of this 5th edition has been arranged in order to provide more information and guidance on its purpose and how to use it. This includes some examples of using various proformas, together with their corresponding Appendix B spreadsheets.
To enable design activities to be chosen to best suit the needs of a particular project, the proformas have been reviewed. This has resulted in some having been combined – proformas 3a and 3b in the 4th edition have been combined into a single proforma 3 in the 5th edition, covering the whole of RIBA Stage 3. Similarly, profomas 4a, 4b and 4c in the 4th edition have been combined into a single proforma 4 in the 5th edition, covering the whole of RIBA Stage 4. Proforma 0 has been deleted.
For notes on the use of BG 6/2018 with the RIBA Plan of Work 2020, click here to download this pdf.
Additional drawings have been included to give more guidance on electrical and public health services content, as well as some building cross sections to demonstrate coordination of services at pinch points.
The ‘Allocating model and drawing production’ spreadsheet in Appendix B has been expanded to include all outputs detailed within the proformas. The spreadsheet has added functionality to allow the selection of different levels of information, as well as alternative classification structures.
As with the previous edition, the proformas in this 5th edition of BG 6 follow the project stages shown in the RIBA Plan of Work 2013.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Appendix A of BG 6/2018 enables the roles “Lead”, “Support” and “Review” to be allocated to project parties for each design activity. How are these roles defined?
A: BG 6/2018 does not specifically define these roles; however, the following definitions may assist with allocating responsibility:
• Lead: The party who is responsible for carrying out the activity
• Support: Parties who should provide input to the lead party in support of the activity
• Review: Parties who should review the activity and provide feedback to another defined party such as the client
Please not that some corrections were made to this guide on 26th July 2018. Details of these corrections can be found on the amendments and corrections page of the BSRIA website.