The British Council for Offices produces a range of market leading Best Practice Guides for the commercial property sector. Led by our flagship Guide to Specification this series sets a benchmark for the industry.

New research was commissioned to inform this latest edition of the BCO Specification (published in May 2009), covering subjects ranging from office temperatures, occupier densities and small power consumption.

There is additional coverage in the report on acoustics, vertical transportation, building refurbishment, handover and taxation. As with previous editions, it includes the incredibly useful 'Quick guide to key criteria'.

It addresses the current drivers for change in the industry, identifying value, changing occupier requirements, sustainability and integrated design as the key factors at this time. 


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