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Contact Information Centre Close. Download a sample preview. Unlock access to Member exclusive prices on our products and services. See all Member Benefits Already a Member? Sign In. Add to basket. 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.
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BSRIA it takes its name from the initial letters of the Building Services Research and Information Association is a UK -based testing, instrumentation, research and consultancy organisation, providing specialist services in construction and building services engineering. It is a not-for-profit, member-based association, with over member companies; related services are delivered by a trading company, BSRIA Limited. Any profits made are invested in its research programme, producing best practice guidance. BSRIA's mission is . As the industry became increasingly linked with other services so its research association and professional body saw the need to widen their remit.
Rules of Thumb 5th Edition (BG 9/2011)