Last edited 12 Oct 2020


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In general, installation is the act of installing something in a fixed, semi-fixed or temporary location. It can also refer to a complete unit which has been installed.

In terms of construction, it often refers to machinery, plant, apparatus, etc., being placed in position or connected for use. Often this can refer to a system or unit with accompanying assemblies, accessories, parts, and so on. It can also include connection to the services which are required to enable the installation to operate.

Installation drawings are developed from co-ordinated detail drawings and present the information needed by trades to install part of the works. This may be particularly important for complex installations such as plant rooms, data centres, ventilation systems, underfloor heating, and so on.

Setting the bar. A new competence regime for building a safer future. The Final Report of the Competence Steering Group for Building a Safer Future, published in October 2020, defines an installer as: ‘An operative or organisation working, with the appropriate competencies, to place a specific product or system on-site.’

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