The expanded edition takes into account new technology and new legislation, with revised sections on noise and vibration control. It also includes a new chapter, B0, summarising the issues involved in designing for a variety of different building functions. This chapter is designed for new engineers, or experienced engineers tackling a new and unfamiliar area, and contains a generic overview as well as a focus on the issues associated with different building types from hospitals to gyms.
It was last updated in 2005, more than 10 years ago.
Roger Hitchin, chair of the Guide B steering committee, said: “We are delighted to be able to release this comprehensive update to Guide B, which has required years of stringent work as one of CIBSE’s most important guides to one of its core areas of expertise.
“The inclusion of Part 0 to the new guide has been driven by changes we have seen in the industry, which has seen more and more engineers join building services from other disciplines or more general engineering degrees. The intention is to make this transition easier and to make their future work more effective by helping them to understand the issues created by different contexts, and their relevance to HVAC design.”
The new Guide B is available from the CIBSE website as four hard-copy volumes or in digital form, at a discounted price to CIBSE members. Part B0 is only available in a digital form, and can be downloaded free of charge from the CIBSE website.
CIBSE Guide B: Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration can be ordered or downloaded by visiting www.cibse.org/knowledge/cibse-guide/cibse-guide-b-heating,-ventilating,-air-con-refrig