The latest Guide M: Maintenance engineering and management from the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) brings together information about maintaining and operating buildings.
It identifies current good practice and is relevant to designers, manufacturers, installers, maintainers, building owners, occupiers and operators, professional advisers and specialist providers.
The new editionbrings maintenance into sharper focus by helping facilities managers to deliver effective workplaces and discharge statutory duties.
Ppresident elect Nick Mead said: “CIBSE’s Guide M is essential reading for everyone involved in designing, installing or operating building services. It is a comprehensive guide to good practice in the operation and maintenance of buildings.”
It was produced in collaboration with the Building Services Research and Information Association, the Building and Engineering Services Association and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Other chapters in the guide include design considerations with regards to health and comfort, maintenance, commissioning, handover, and operation and maintenance manuals, including current building information modelling guidance.
On the operational side, there are chapters dedicated to maintenance strategy, business risk assessments, maintenance contracts, condition surveys, maintenance audits, training and competency.