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26 October 2015: Designing for Life

Whole Life

HCNW arranged this seminar with CIBSE-FM in February 2015, and the Region was pleased to welcome Jo Harris of BSRIA for her view of building performance over its whole life. Appropriately this subject had just featured in the CIBSE Conference.

Jo, who led the chapter on Maintenance in CIBSE Guide M, proceeded to define whole life. Some building services components had surprisingly short lives, considering how deeply embedded they were in the structure. Jo explained how designers can develop rational decisions and set out her view of the priorities.