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Design Framework for Building Services 5th Edition (BG 6/2018)

On 14 June 2018, BSRIA launched the latest edition of its popular Design Framework guide BG6, written by David Churcher Martin Ronceray and John Sands.

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BG6/2018 Design Framework for Building Services 5th Edition is an industry standard document for building services consultants and contractors, helping them and their clients define the extent of their design activities and deliverables. It contains design activity proformas, drawing and model definitions that are used to support contract documentation and encourage collaborative working between building services and other designers.

Key changes from the 4th edition include:

  • Improved guidance.
  • Revised stage-by-stage task descriptions and proformas.
  • New illustrations of 3D models and drawings delivered at different project stages.
  • More comprehensive listings of deliverables, available as an online resource.
  • A range of worked examples in an appendix and online.

Tracey Tilbry, Network & Events Manager at BSRIA, said; “The new guide represents a huge financial investment on behalf of BSRIA members and our industry to really improve the construction process and enhance a day-to-day essential tool. All parts of the publication have been heavily revised or completely rewritten and are presented in a new format to be more helpful to its readers.”

Its contents are:

  • Glossary.
  • Introduction.
  • About BG6.
  • How to use BG6.
  • Appendix A: Allocating design activity.
  • Appendix B: Allocating model, drawing and information production.
  • Appendix C: Examples of using BG6.
  • References.
  • Bibliography.

It is available in hard copy, pdf and multi-site licensed versions. The licensed version contains:

  • An unlocked PDF.
  • An editable Word version.
  • An Excel workbook of all the pro-formas.
  • An unlocked pdf of the 4th edition.
  • An Excel workbook of all the pro-formas from the fourth edition.
  • Free updates for one year from the purchase date.


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