Study of this chapter will enable the reader to:

identify the actions necessary prior to commencement of a construction, in order to facilitate the correct provision of utility services;

coordinate utility services under public footpaths;

design suitable routes for utility services;

calculate the areas buildings need for services plant;

find the sizes of plant room needed for all services from preliminary building information at the design stage;

allocate routes for services through the building structure;

understand the need for fire barriers in service ducts and correctly locate them;

choose suitable sizes for pipe service ducts;

understand the need to allow space for pipes crossing over each other;

estimate sizes for service shafts carrying air ducts;

know the requirements for walkway and crawl way ducts;

understand the need for expansion provision in pipes;

identify the ways in which pipes can be supported with allowance for thermal movement;

understand the ways in which thermal movement is accommodated;

know how thermal, fire, support and vibration measures are applied to pipes air ducts passing through fire barriers;

apply flexible connections to plant;

appreciate the need for coordinated drawings;

understand the use of services zones;

be able to design boiler house ventilation.