This website uses cookies primarily for visitor analytics. Certain pages will ask you to fill in contact details to receive additional information. On these pages you have the option of having the site log your details for future visits. Indicating you want the site to remember your details will place a cookie on your device. To view our full cookie policy, please click here. You can also view it at any time by going to our Contact Us page.

BSRIA launches updated and combined 'Handover' manual

28 December 2007

BSRIA's new Building Handover and Operations and Maintenance Manual, sponsored by Reliance Facilities Management, links construction and life cycle performance of buildings.

The BSRIA Building Handover and Operations and Maintenance Manual is an important tool for a developing critical understanding between design, construction and the facilities management of safer, more productive and energy efficient buildings. The Manual is a substantial update and almalgamation of to two previous guides - TN 15/95 Handover Information for Building Services and AG 1/87.1 Operating and Maintenance Manuals. The combination of these publications into one makes a strategic link between the process of handing over a building, the subsequent education of its users and the fine-tuning of a building's environmental systems.

Commenting at the launch of the Manual at a seminar in London Reliance FM, Chairman Barry Nealon explained that Reliance FM's sponsorship of the publication is a contribution to promoting better and closer co-operation and understanding between construction management and maintenance teams. .‘We are delighted with the positive response to this publication and the interest that was generated by the seminar. The ensuing debate on the opportunities for FM to influence a positive environmental agenda proves the timeliness of this guide.'

Handover, O&M Manuals and Project Feedback is aimed at all construction professionals involved in the design, construction or handover of buildings. The publication is in five parts:
Part 1. Building handover
Part 2. Operation and maintenance manuals
Part 3. A model specification for O&M manuals
Part 4. Energy certification procedures (to meet the requirements of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive)
Part 5. Design and post-occupation feedback tools.

"Handover, O&M Manuals and Project Feedback reflects the significant shift towards improving the operational performance of buildings," says co-author Roderic Bunn. " For this reason the publication includes guidance on carrying out energy performance analysis, and ways to benchmark the results."
If the industry uses the tools described in the guide, they should be able to deliver better-performing buildings, significantly more usable O&M manuals, less energy hungry building services, and happier and more productive occupants."

Handover, O&M Manuals and Project Feedback, BG1/2007 is priced at £60 (£30 for BSRIA Members) The guide is available as a toolkit with a CD, containing MS Word versions of the tables and pro-formas, and other supporting documentation for use on company intranets. For more details contact the BSRIA bookshop on 01344 465529 or visit .
www.bsria.co.uk/bookshop




Print this page | E-mail this page

https://www.fsifm.com/en-gb/
http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/Launch.aspx?EID=64be7372-6bff-4efa-9323-0fdfb3a5c764


MOST VIEWED...

View more articles
Article image

Why the Law Says You Need a Nappy Bin Disposal Service

At home, parents are used to disposing of their babies’ used nappies the same way they do any other domestic waste - bagging it up and sticking it in the r...

Benchmarking maintenance

BSRIA has just published this year's operation and maintenance benchmarking report as a guide for building operators to evaluate their performance against ...
Article image

FSI at the Facilities Show 2019

Jon Clark provides an overview of the latest FSI introductions launched on the companies well-designed stand at the Facilities 2019....
Article image

Collaboration key to achieving FM and real estate aims

An indirect route into his FM role has seen Chris Spratt discover a passion for the highly varied role and the benefits it provides to managing agents and ...
Article image

Management buyout at Arcus FM includes independence from Sainsburys

Strategic investment has been secured to fund the management buyout of Arcus FM as the company seeks to further extend its £150m turnover business....
Article image

Court action against MoJ after "unfair" contract award

According to The Times, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is being sued by Mitie, following claims that it lost out on...