Rules of Thumb — Guidelines for building services 5th Edition are general principles derived from practice and experience rather than precise theory. The 5th edition of Rules of Thumb has been created by referencing various contemporary sources in the building services industry and can reasonably be held to reflect current design practices. The new additions include:. Whatever the application, a Rule of Thumb considered as a general principle or means of estimation derived from practice and experience, rather than precise theory. However, a Rule of Thumb can be easily learned and applied, which means that it can be extremely useful for approximately calculating a value, setting outline targets or rapidly comparing different options. The Effective BMS guide to improving system performance.

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Search Topic. Topic Tools. View similar topics Print this topic. Hi, Been asked to calculate a likely load for a development. However, the value I am getting is monsterous, and I am wondering if I am doing something wrong? This seems really, really high for what is effectively a small part of the development as a whole, so goodness knows what the eventual total would be.

Probably end up needing its own power station never mind a substation. So, am I missing something? Are there any other documents that could be used for this exercise particularly for domestic loads, as part of the development is residential. Thanks in advance. Top : Bottom. Regards OMS Let the wind blow you, across a big floor. Small power seems high for a cafe.

What are you going to have, just some cleaners sockets, and maybe a tv. You need some more details of the catering eqiuipment being used. More like 40A 3ph for the condenser and 5A 1ph for the cassettes. That's without diversity. The cleaners won't have all the lights and the AC on, likewise when the bar is busy, they won't be cleaning. If the rest of the development is resisdential, then you need to take into account the different usage profiles.

The best way is to see if there's a similar project been built elsewhere to give you an idea of the loadings. Been asked to calculate a likely load for a development.

I see what you have done there I worked with the MoD up until about three years back, but the consultancy I joined is in contract with the MoD until , so I am in effect doing the same work, for the same client. New here? To participate in discussions, please log in and introduce yourself. Launcher Electrical Architect Lead.

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BG 9/2011 Rules of thumb. Guidelines for building services. 5th edition

Latest version of document. Compiles numerous heuristics to assist engineers in the initial stages of designing a building and its services. These values help to inform project inception and outline briefing, feasibility planning, the assessment of global loads and space requirements. Covers equipment and solar loads, comfort factors, system features, energy and carbon issues, water consumption, electrical systems, and cost data. BSRIA was founded in It is a consultancy, test and research organisation which publishes technical notes and guidance for designers and specifiers of building services. Website: www.


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