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Illustrated Guide to Mechanical Building Services 3rd Edition (BG 31/2017)

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This guide provides basic reference information on mechanical building services systems for construction clients and professionals in other areas of the construction industry. Key areas covered include heating, ventilation, air conditioning and controls.

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Overview

This publication is an update to BG 31/2012 and as with the previous edition provides basic reference information on mechanical building services systems for construction clients and professionals in other areas of the construction industry.

This guide covers the key areas of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and controls and since the previous edition of this guide, information has been added on:

  • pumps
  • pipework
  • valves
  • heat networks
  • gas systems
  • ductwork
  • air handling units
  • commissioning

For construction clients, the guide provides a simple insight into the main system options discussed during the briefing process. It can also help clients to identify and raise technical questions which they feel are relevant to their organisation's specific needs. For construction professionals, the guide provides a quick reference to building services systems.

To ensure the guide is simple and quick to use, a brief overview of each system is provided, followed by a list of key points. Photographs and simple drawings are used to help explain the appearance and operation of each system.

This guide can be purchased as part of the Building Services Foundation Guide Set (BSF2), as part of the Illustrated Guides set of two, or as part of our complete Set of six Illustrated Guides (ILL6).

Product details

  • Published: May 2017
  • Publisher: BSRIA
  • Author: David Bleicher
  • IBSN: 978-0-86022-758-8