Design for maintainability


States that building services systems require maintenance from the moment they are put into operation until  the end of their operating lives. The cost of system maintenance has been demonstrated to represent a  significant proportion of the total building operating costs, possibly on a par with the cost of utilities (energy  and water). Presents a Guide which demonstrates for each stage in the design process how maintenance  aspects should be considered, justified and implemented. The Guide has been produced in conjunction with  BSRIA Technical Note TN 10/92, Space Allowances for Building Services Distribution Systems - detailed  design stage. Section headings are - Preliminary design, Plantroom space and weight allowances, Plantroom  location, Life cycle costs, Calculation of maintenance costs, System comparison, Application of life cycle  costs, Detailed design, Design coordination, Plant/Component selection, System design features,  Appendices.

Primary Author(s): Parsloe:C.

Source: BSRIA 1992, Application Guide AG 11/92, 24pp, 5 tabs, 8 refs

             BSRIA Abstract No. 9202005

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