- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
Last edited 24 May 2017
Illustrated Guide to Mechanical Building Services
In May 2017, BSRIA published the Illustrated Guide to Mechanical Building Services 3rd Edition (BG31/2017), an update to BG31/2012.
It provides basic reference information on mechanical building services systems for construction clients and professionals in other areas of the construction industry, covering the key areas of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and controls.
The 3rd edition includes information about:
A brief overview of each system is provided, accompanied by photographs and simple drawings to help explain their appearance.
For construction clients, the guide provides a simple insight into the main system options that might be discussed during the briefing process. It can also help clients to identify and raise technical questions they feel are relevant to their organisation's specific needs. For construction professionals, the guide provides a quick reference to building services systems.
 Find out more
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
Featured articles and news
From frost damage to sulphate attack, common causes of defects in brickwork.
Precautions to take when making advance payments.
Helping communities recover from disasters and protecting them before they occur.
Instrumentation for critical healthcare environments.
Case study in the use of soft landings at the University of the West of England.
Richard Rogers wins is the AIA’s highest annual honour.
A quick introduction to a healthier and more sustainable form of construction.
The structural feasibility of modular high-rise buildings.
BRE conference on ways of providing and maintaining quality indoor environments.
CDBB publish foundational definitions and values to guide the development of the National Digital Twin.
Despite the reduction in staffing, most users remain satisfied with the service.
We run through the top 37 styles in history - but how many would you recognise?