"Very good course" - Layla Harper, Site Manager, Wates
"Really good at not over simplifying or over complicating" - Jaime Oliver, Management Trainee, Wates
Building Services, such as heating, air conditioning, power, lighting, water, fire protection, security and communication systems, bring a building to life, enable businesses to function and allow people to conduct their lives each day.
In addition to accounting for over 30% of the construction cost of a property1, Building Services have a profound impact on different aspects of building performance such as usability, personal comfort, energy consumption, maintenance & utilities costs and business continuity. Facilities management personnel therefore need to understand the different types of Building Services systems that are found in properties.
This award-winning course starts with an overview of Building Services and the crucial role that they play in the modern built environment. It then shows how all Building Services systems are composed in the same way. A journey is then taken through the 14 categories of Building Services to simply and practically explain the different systems within each category.
This unique course is based on the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors' New Rules of Measurement (NRM), together with two highly respected publications authored by the course leader Glenn Hawkins - the BSRIA Building Services Job Book and Rules of Thumb for Building Services.