BCIA and B&ES launch 10-80-10 – The Building Services Summit

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has joined forces with B&ES (Building & Engineering Services Association) to launch 10-80-10 The Building Services Summit, which will focus on ensuring that building engineering services operate as effectively and efficiently as possible during the entire lifetime of a building.

Taking place at the Barbican, London on November 27, 2014, the conference will address the concept of 10-80-10 whereby 10% of the total lifetime cost of a building is invested at the construction stage; 80% is spent on operating the building and the remaining 10% is accounted for in dismantling and demolition.

Some 90% of a building’s costs are influenced by its design, construction and operation and the event will therefore help building owners and managers understand where efficiencies can be made in both new and existing buildings.

Better building performance

BCIA President, Steve Harrison, said: “Numerous studies, including the Egan Report and research from BSRIA and BRE have shown that the design, construction and operation of our buildings can benefit from better planning and implementation and that this in turn will result in lower costs and better building performance.

“Understanding how your building operates and how it is controlled is therefore vital in order to make the necessary changes to achieve cost efficiencies which are not detrimental to the comfort of the occupants. By working with the service and facilities specialists within B&ES we are aiming to put intelligent building services, with energy efficient controls at the top of the energy saving agenda, where they rightly belong.”

The event will cover the design, procurement, installation, commissioning and control of intelligent building services.

Speakers include Michael Dick, Head of Buildings for the City of London and James Pitcher, Head of Energy & Environment for Tesco.

Roderick Pettigrew, Chief Executive of B&ES said: “Our aim is to make the whole procurement chain aware of whole-life costing – including energy costs – and so provide clients with best value.”

www.buildingservicessummit.co.uk