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Unit 11 Managing Building Services


Unit aim: This unit is designed to meet the needs of Construction Managers, to give them knowledge of managing building services.

This unit has an Introduction and is divided into 3 study sections.


Section 1 Organising and Managing Services

11.1.1 Site Requirement for Services
11.1.2 Function of Building Services
11.1.3 Design of Service Systems
11.1.4 Building Information Modelling (BIM)
11.1.5 Manage Building Services on Site
11.1.6 Testing and Hand-Over


Section 2 Essential Services

11.2.1 Low and High Pressure Water Systems
11.2.2 Drainage and Sanitation
11.2.3 Electrical Lighting and Power
11.2.4 Heating
11.2.5 Gas Installations

Section 3 Specialist Services

11.3.1 Mechanical Ventilation and Air Conditioning
11.3.2 Fire Prevention Systems
11.3.3 Security Systems
11.3.4 Communication Systems
11.3.5 Transportation Systems


The syllabus for Unit 11 includes tasks which have already been fully considered in the units noted below; you will not be requested to again respond to similar tasks.

To gain this exemption you must have already successfully completed the units of:

Unit 1. Project Planning for Construction.

Unit 2. Project Control and Monitoring 


Unit 4. Managing Health, Safety, Welfare and Risk in Construction Works; or have a current exempting qualification (SMSTS)  

If you are requesting this unit prior to completing the units above or as a stand-alone unit; additional tasks will be required and must be requested by you before commencing Unit 11.

Unit Recommended Reading

Hall, F & Greeno, R, (2009) Building Services Handbook; Oxford: Elsevier

Books can be ordered from most bookshops or online from Amazon.


Before starting you should read the ‘Study Guide’ accessible from the link on the left. When you have done that return to this page and click on the ‘Introduction’ button above.

When you are working on the unit you will be able to access the sections by clicking on their title above.

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