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BSRIA Networks

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[edit] Introduction

BSRIA networks and special interest groups offer members the opportunity to make new contacts, debate topical issues, and make their voices heard.

Online network resources include: presentations, workshops, research, publications and webinars. All networks are free to BSRIA members, unless otherwise stated.

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.


[edit] 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.

[edit] Business Network

BSRIA's Business Network is part of the BSRIA Business services. The network aims to provide members with expert knowledge, business updates and news alerts to help keep you up-to-date.

[edit] Chief Engineers 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.

[edit] 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:

  • Lighting
  • Controls
  • New Technologies
  • Power shortages

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.

[edit] 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:

Network members keep up to date with the latest industry practice through seminars, which are held three times a year to promote best practice and cover:

  • Improving operation and maintenance
  • Energy management
  • Legislation and information updates

Annual subscriptions are £900+VAT for non-members and reduced to £450+VAT for BSRIA members.

[edit] 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.

[edit] 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

Annual subscriptions are £850+VAT for non-members and £550+VAT for BSRIA members.

[edit] Young Engineers Network

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.

[edit] Modern Built Environment Knowledge Transfer Network

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.

The network covers key themes including climate change adaption, user behaviour and energy and carbon efficiency.

For more information on the network you can visit the external MBE KTN website.

[edit] Building Environment Assessment Network

This Network has now closed. All Environmental Assessment issues are now covered within the Energy & Sustainability Network and the Chief Engineers Network.


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