BSRIA (Building Services Research & Information Association) is a not-for-profit test, instrumentation, research and consultancy organisation, providing specialist assistance to the construction and building services sectors.
BSRIA has ongoing research programmes and produces industry-recognised best practice guidance. It also offers a wide range of services to help companies improve the design, building and operation of buildings. These include design validation of computer modelling, physical modelling and detail drawing reviews.
In parallel, the Association is well known for its market intelligence services in support of building services products. These are a mix of off-the-shelf and privately commissioned studies, which are backed by management consultancy to help companies improve their processes, manage staff and improve customer satisfaction.
BSRIA’s building compliance services include air-tightness testing, thermal imaging, smoke testing, roof inspections, SBEM calculations and Energy Performance Certificates.
BSRIA provides independent laboratory testing, certification and performance verification of a large variety of building services products. The Association can also carry out testing on products designed for specific project use, as well as help to develop new products.
Since 1990 BSRIA has offered a test and measurement service, through which it can calibrate, offer for hire or sell specialist instruments for use within building services. Beyond the construction process, BSRIA offers Facilities Management services which are designed to help building operators operate and maintain their buildings more efficiently, saving money and energy while minimising disruption to systems.
BSRIA was founded in 1955 and employs a total of 200 people at its head office in Bracknell (Berkshire) and at offices in France, Spain, Germany, China, Malaysia and North America.