The increase in complexity of Building Design, and the requirements of the associated services, emphasize the essential need for Operating and Maintenance Documentation which enables the building to be run and maintained efficiently and logically. Those responsible for the operation and maintenance aspects of the installation require details of the plant installed, its operating parameters and Maintenance instructions and schedules.
A well-prepared manual is therefore an essential part of any building services installation contract and a properly-prepared manual can be expected to produce cost benefits to offset the initial outlay in its preparation. Before the detailed content of any manual can be determined, consideration needs to be given to the following:
Type of manual required or warranted by the installations
The operating & maintenance strategy envisaged for the installation
The categories of user for whom the manual is being written
The likely sources of information
A.B.L have a number of dedicated and experienced technical authors to produce O&Ms to BSRIA Class A, B, C or D along with the administration staff to undertake the production of operating and maintenance manuals. Our manuals are compiled either to our client’s requirements or to the BSRIA application guides’ standards. Major investments in the latest technology and skilled technical authors ensure that the product is specifically written for each individual project.
We also provide electronic publications which put the manual in a computer usable format (PDF) with a strong hypertext linking system to navigate and view the various aspects i.e. drawings, asset registers, maintenance routines, fault finding, etc. which can be produced in CD-ROM or other specified formats to incorporate within their FM system.