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No more rule of thumb

Construction industry guide to the galaxy hits shelves, new guidelines, no more excuses …

| | Mar 20, 2011 | 2:20 pm
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Construction industry guide to the galaxy hits shelves, new guidelines, no more excuses…

Full service agency BSRIA has announced it will release the fifth edition of its guide, Rules of Thumb, mid-April. The agency claims the new edition is an updated and expanded version of previous editions, presented in a more user-friendly format.

The guide, based on general principles derived from practice and experience rather than precise theory, has been created by referencing various contemporary sources in the building services industry.

As with previous guides, the forthcoming version, with 88 pages, 41 figures and 38 tables, will be useful for approximately calculating values, setting outline targets and rapidly comparing different options to inform the early stages of the design process.

Construction industry professionals and wider stakeholders can benefit from the new edition in the following ways…

  • 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 feature section that has been subdivided into mechanical and electrical systems and further clarified
  • Guidance on compliance with Part L of the Building Regulations, renewable technologies and air permeability of buildings.

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