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Royal Institute of British Architects

The RIBA Plan of Work organises the process of briefing, designing, constructing and operating building projects into eight stages and explains the stage outcomes, core tasks and information exchanges required at each stage.

0 Strategic Definition [0-SD]

Core Tasks

  • Prepare Client Requirements

  • Develop Business Case for feasible options including review of Project Risks and Project Budget

  • Ratify option that best delivers Client Requirements 

  • Review Feedback from previous projects

  • Undertake Site Appraisals

1 Preparation and Brief [1-PB]

Develop Project Objectives, including Quality Objectives and Project Outcomes, Sustainability Aspirations, Project Budget, other parameters or constraints and develop Initial Project Brief.  Undertake Feasibility Studies and review of Site Information.

2 Concept Design [2-CD]

Prepare Concept Design, including outline proposals for structural design, building services systems, outline specifications and preliminary Cost Information along with relevant Project Strategies in accordance with Design Programme. Agree alterations to brief and issue Final Project Brief.

3 Spatial Coordination[3-DD]

Prepare Developed Design, including coordinated and updated proposals for structural design, building services systems, outline specifications, Cost Information and Project Strategies in accordance with Design Programme.

4 Technical Design [4-TD]

Prepare Technical Design, in accordance with Design Responsibility Matrix and Project Strategies to include all architectural, structural and building services information, specialist subcontractor design and specifications, in accordance with Design Programme.

5 Manufacturing & Construction [5-MC] 

Off-site manufacturing and on-site Construction in accordance with Construction Programme and resolution of Design Queries from site as they arise.

6 Handover and Close Out [6-H]
Handover of building and conclusion of Building Contract.

7 Use [7-U]
Undertake In Use services in accordance with Schedule of Services.

Link: RIBA Plan of Work


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