- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
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BSRIA networks and special interest groups offer members the opportunity to make new contacts, debate topical issues, and make their voices heard.
For more information, please contact the Networks Manager Tracey Tilbry [email protected] or 01344 465512.
To book onto network events, visit the BSRIA events page.
 Building Information Modelling (BIM) Network
BSRIA's Building Information Modelling Network is currently focused on the preparation of a building services design framework for projects that use Building Information Modelling. This will be a companion guide to the existing BSRIA Design Framework for Building Services (BG6/2009). In addition, this Network is keeping its members up to date with other BIM-related initiatives in the wider construction industry. Places on the publication working group are limited.
 Business Network
BSRIA's Chief Engineers Network offers members the opportunity to discuss technical challenges and sources of information from the experiences of others. Topics are chosen from ideas put forward by BSRIA members.
 Energy and Sustainability Network
The Energy and Sustainability Network is available for all BSRIA members as part of membership. The network offers members a unique opportunity to hear the latest thinking from the industry and give feedback to BSRIA. Some recent subjects include:
Speakers are invited from industry to present case studies and new research. These presentations have often sparked lively debate and give members an opportunity to pick the brains of some of influential professionals.
 Operation and Maintenance Benchmarking Network
The philosophy of benchmarking is one of continuously and objectively seeking improvement. BSRIA’s Operations & Maintenance Benchmarking Network provides a tangible source of information to help building operators evaluate their performance against their peers. Data we collect focuses on five areas:
- Maintenance costs
- Soft services including cleaning and security
- Mechanical & Electrical Maintenance Key Performance Indicators
 Residential Network
BSRIA's new Residential Network will bring together stakeholders from across the industry, responsible for the conception, design, delivery and maintenance of dwellings across the country to faciliate dialogue in order to help make the process more effective.
 Soft Landings User Group
Join the Soft Landings User Group, and gain from the expertise of professionals currently operating soft landings projects, share experiences and learn good practice from other practitioners. Member benefits include:
- Free attendance at quarterly briefings and seminars
- Involvement in the development of soft landings guidance
- Half day project assistance from BSRIA
BSRIA is keen to invest in the future of young engineers. Our Young Engineers Network is freely available to those with 10 years or less experience in building services and where your employer is a BSRIA member. The network gives young engineers the chance to meet peers in the industry, participate in workshops, and gain insightful knowledge from BSRIA's experts to help support their career.
The Modern Built Environment Knowledge Transfer Network (MBEKTN) is a UK government initiative. BSRIA, along with 3 other partners are involved in the MBEKTN programme, each focusing on different areas of the industry.
Membership to the MBEKTN is free to anyone who wishes to join, and we encourage those interested in knowledge transfer and with an eye for innovation to take part. The aim of the network is to stimulate collaboration between research groups and the built environment industry to encourage technological development and practical applications for innovation.
For more information on the network you can visit the external MBE KTN website.
 Building Environment Assessment Network
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