Last edited 22 Mar 2018

Concept services design

Concept design proposals from the services engineer might include:

Before developing a concept design strategies it is worth analysing the client's current environmental services to assess adequacies and inadequacies. The services engineer also needs to understand how future requirements might change.

A list of things to look at might include:

  • IT and telecoms strategy.
  • Personell and department numbers and space standards.
  • Security issues.
  • Equipment servicing and power requirements.
  • Catering facilities.
  • Waste and consumables.
  • Staff leisure facilities/showers.
  • Car parking/garage facilities.
  • Future trends and likely expansion/contraction of different operations.
  • Electrical security, standby generation and UPS systems.
  • Natural light priorities.
  • Zone controls to different areas.
  • Existing maintenance and running costs.

NB: Detailed descriptions of the concept design stage are available in the Designing Buildings Wiki home project plans.

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  • CIBSE Design Compass: The CIBSE Design Framework.


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