- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
Last edited 05 Jan 2018
BSRIA blue book
The Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA) publishes an annual databook, the ‘Blue Book’, free-to-download for BSRIA members. It is a concise publication that provides a wide range of hard-to-find facts about building services, presenting data, guidelines and other information in a format that makes them easy-to-use in the working day. It can also be purchased in hard copy, and is available as an app ensuring that users always have access to key building services information.
Steve Sansom, BSRIA’s Information & Knowledge Manager, said:
“The BSRIA Blue Book 2018 is the go-to tool for giving members and industry beneficial information quickly. I would very strongly recommend usage of this publication as the wealth of information is of immense value to anyone in the built environment and construction industries.
"This edition details all the services offered by BSRIA with key contacts of our experts. We have retained sections on building services, technical data and legislation and updated our Brexit material.”
Information in the Blue Book includes: heating degree days, solar radiation values, comfort temperature ranges, embodied energy figures, construction output data, energy consumption figures, tax rates, annual running costs, and so on.
The contents of the Blue Book includes:
- Key BSRIA contacts.
- BSRIA services.
- Key industry contacts.
- Training and networks.
- Maintenance KPIs (key performance indicators).
- Useful financial information.
- Technical data.
- Building services information.
 Find out more
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
Featured articles and news
Have the pressures of the market shredded the core values of professionalism?
Lead times are a measure of the amount of time that elapses between initiating and completing a construction process.
Government releases first tranche of funding for removal of unsafe high-rise cladding.
How to ensure UK transport infrastructure copes with severe winter weather.
Location shortlist for controversial new footbridge revealed.
Under the Party Wall Act a property owner has the legal right to do works that might otherwise constitute trespass or nuisance.
BSRIA examine the 'unpredictable' 2018 global air conditioning market.
ICE publish new report calling for new sector-wide body to help avert structural failures.
The rainbow JCB will be making a welcome return to the London Build Expo on 23 and 24 October at Olympia.
An introductory article to external works - all activities carried out to the external environment of a building project.