Making Buildings Work (CIBSE Knowledge Series)
New ISBN 9781903287644
Date Published: October 2008
Published by: Energy Institute
This guide is particularly aimed at facilities managers and others with day to day responsibility for the operation and maintenance of the engineering services in buildings. It is intended to help identify roles and responsibilities, understand the term "comfort", assess the condition of existing plant, provide an overview of fault finding, address how to keep records and how to monitor performance.
Various published guidance has been brought together to address possible reasons why buildings do not appear to work, and provide constructive ways of identifying likely causes with appropriate remedial actions. It is intended to help those responsible for the engineering services to initiate investigations and follow their progress.