NBS Engineering Services

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NBS Engineering Services
Technical Content Version: 2016-2
Software Version: 5.5.17

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2016-2

Our ongoing efforts to keep your specifications up to date have resulted in amendments to 27 sections, comprising:

  • 15 sections with amended references only.
  • 3 sections with improvements to general or clause guidance, without changes to the clause text.
  • 9 sections with changes to clause text, with or without changes to general or clause guidance.

The list that follows highlights the work sections in NBS Engineering Services Update 2016-2 which have undergone technical revisions to the clause content.

Preliminaries

JCT 2011 Intermediate Building Contract with Contractor's Design (335)
SBCC 2013 Minor Works Building Contract with Contractor's Design (366)
JCT 2016 Minor Works Building Contract with Contractor's Design (371) – Title change
IMechE/ IET General conditions of contract, Model Form MF/1 (420)
NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) Short Contract (575)
Work Package A70 (720)
JCT Subcontract ICSub/NAM (750)

Revised Work Sections

Domestic library

S90 Hot and cold water supply systems - domestic

Core library

S32 Natural gas supply systems (Update 2016-1.1)
U82 Fans
W40 Electronic access control systems (Title change, was “Access control systems”)
Y11 Pipeline ancillaries

Specialist library

T25 Combined heat and power systems
U13 Car park ventilation systems
U14 Smoke and heat control systems
Y41 Building monitoring and management systems

Work sections confirmed as current

The following work sections have been reviewed/ updated and are confirmed as current:

Domestic library

2016-1.1
N/A

2016-2
S91 Natural gas supply systems - domestic

Core library

2016-1.1
S10 Hot and cold water supply systems
S33 Natural gas supply systems

2016-2
U10 Ventilation systems
U12 Kitchen extract equipment
U30 Air conditioning systems
U60 Local air conditioning systems
U80 Air ductwork and ancillaries
U83 Air filtration
Y10 Pipelines
Y12 Mechanical cleaning and chemical treatment
Y21 Tanks and cisterns
Y24 Trace heating systems
Y40 Mechanical engineering services control and management systems

Specialist library

2016-1.1
S17 Water reclamation systems

2016-2
S18 Swimming pool water treatment systems
U21 Safety cabinet and fume cupboard extract systems
U24 Industrial fume extract systems

2016-1

Our ongoing efforts to keep your specifications up to date have resulted in amendments to 16 sections, comprising:

  • 2 sections with amended references only.
  • 4 sections with improvements to general or clause guidance, without changes to the clause text.
  • 10 sections with changes to clause text, with or without changes to general or clause guidance.

Revised work sections

Core library

N15 Internal fire and safety signage systems
                                                        
S32 Natural gas supply systems  
T10 Heating systems
 
V31 Low voltage switchgear
 
V32 Low voltage cabling
 
V59 Luminaires and lamps
 
Y32 Mechanical plant and equipment identification
 
Y50 Mechanical commissioning
 
Y60 Conduit, trunking and ducting
 

Specialist library

W73 Swimming pool timing and scoring systems
                                                             

Work sections confirmed as current

The following work sections have been reviewed/ updated and are confirmed as current:

Domestic library

S90 Hot and cold water supply systems – domestic
                                                      
S91 Natural gas supply systems – domestic
 
U90 General ventilation - domestic
 

 Core library

C12 Underground services survey
                                                     
C14 Engineering services survey
 
Y65 Electrical accessories
                                                                                

 

2015-3

165 work sections now in NBS Engineering Services (excluding Preliminaries)

Our ongoing efforts to keep your specifications up to date have resulted in amendments to 36 sections, comprising:

  • 5 sections with amended references only.
  • 8 sections with improvements to general or clause guidance, without changes to the clause text.
  • 20 sections with changes to clause text, with or without changes to general or clause guidance.

Following the introduction of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 on April 6, JCT has issued amendments to their contracts. Updated preliminaries were included in your 2015-2 July update. Preliminaries for ICC Minor Works Version, Amendment ICC/CDM/May2015, are also now included.

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K45 Suspended ceiling system alterations Clause 805, Electrical continuity and earth bonding updated in accordance with current IET regulations (BS 7671).    C
N13 Sanitary appliances and fittings The section has been comprehensively updated, taking into account several recent BS EN standards for sanitary appliances. C
R11 Above ground foul drainage systems Clauses 685 and 690 revised in line with new version of BS 1710. C
R12 Below ground drainage systems Wording in clauses 757 and 759 has been changed to improve specification of the connection of drainage branches into the main channel. BS 7158 for plastics inspection chambers has been withdrawn. S
S33 Liquefied petroleum gas supply systems References to LPGA updated to UKLPG and clauses updated to latest versions of the Codes of practice. Design clauses added. C
S40 Petrol and diesel supply systems This section has been updated to improve specification choice. Additional guidance has been added. S
S41 Fuel oil supply systems The scope of the Completion section has been updated and improved. Additional reference documents and guidance have been added to the section. C
T20 Gas and oil fired boilers This section has been updated to ensure more accurate specification choice, by using all parts of BS EN 15502 and BS EN 303. Many standards have been replaced, or partially replaced and the changes reflect that. Additional guidance has been added. C
T23 Steam boilers and equipment This section has been amended in line with boiler Standards BS EN 12592 and BS EN 12593. S
T24 Solid fuel boilers This section has been updated to ensure more accurate specification choice, by using all parts of BS EN 303 and BS EN 12953 and BS EN 14961-1 has been withdrawn and replaced. New product and execution clauses have been added to reflect the typicality of the current industry. Guidance has been added. S
T25 Combined heat and power systems Standards updated including B&ES TR/37 which replaces HVCA TR/37. S
T50 Chilled water systems This section has been updated to improve specification choice. Additional guidance has been added. C
U21 Safety cabinet and fume cupboard extract systems The standard for School fume cupboards, DCSF Building Bulletin 88 has been replaced by a new document published by CLEAPSS, Guide 9. S
V13 Small scale wind generating systems This section has been revised following the withdrawal of DTI Report K/EL/0318. S
V14 Photovoltaic systems This section has been revised following the withdrawal of a number of documents published by the former DTI. S
V32 Low voltage cabling This section has been updated following the publication of amendments to BS EN 60702-1 and -2 and issue of BS EN 50393: 2015. C
W44 Closed circuit television systems This section has been updated following the publication of BS 7671, amendment 3; and the introduction of BS EN 62676-1-1 and BS IEC 62676-4 to the section. New clauses have been added dealing with different types of CCTV camera, and coaxial cables. New clauses have been added to allow system performance to be specified in detail. C
Y20 Pumps BS EN 1151-2 is withdrawn and replaced by BS EN 16644. C
Y50 Mechanical commissioning BSRIA BG 49/2013 for commissioning air systems has been updated to BG 49/2015. C
Y67 Surge protective devices This section has been amended following the publication of BS 7671 amendment A3, BS EN 50539-11 amendment A1, and BS EN ISO 7010 amendment A5. General guidance and clauses have been reviewed and updated to reflect changes in technology and to standardize terms throughout the section in accordance with those used in relevant standards. This includes a change in the section title. C