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The design process

This chapter provides an outline of the process through which the design of building services takes place as an integral part of the wider interdisciplinary development of the building design. Particular emphasis is given to the key aspects and decision making that influence the building services design strategy, and hence the carbon performance of buildings. As the design of buildings is an interdisciplinary activity, the chapter starts with a brief description of the traditional design team structures, and the roles of the principal design disciplines.