Martin Clowes is representing Elementa on the committee which produced the recently published BSRIA BG 57, A Model Format for Building Services Specifications. BG 57 is an initiative jointly backed by CIBSE, BSRIA and the B&ES with the objective of providing an exemplar common format for Building Services Engineering specifications. The aim is to improve construction quality by aiding efficiency and understanding for all parties involved by preparing and using specifications through a consistent arrangement. Elementa is supporting this initiative by adopting BG 57 with a working party aiming to conclude our new up to date specification by the end of April. We believe this consistent new way of working will provide more transparency throughout both the design, tender and construction process.