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RIBA Outline Plan of Work

Work Stages:                                                                                                


A Appraisal

Identification of client’s needs and objectives, business case and possible constraints on development.

Preparation of feasibility studies and assessment of options to enable the client to decide whether to proceed.

B Design Brief

Development of initial statement of requirements into the Design Brief by or on behalf of the client confirming key requirements and constraints. Identification of procurement method, procedures, organisational structure and range of consultants and others to be engaged for the project.


C Concept

Implementation of Design Brief and preparation of additional data.

Preparation of Concept Design including outline proposals for structural and building services systems, outline specifications and preliminary cost plan.

Review of procurement route.

D Design Development

Development of concept design to include structural and building services systems, updated outline specifications and cost plan.

Completion of Project Brief.

Application for detailed planning permission.

E Technical Design

Preparation of technical design(s) and specifications, sufficient to co-ordinate components and elements of the project and information for statutory standards and construction safety.


F Production Information

F1 Preparation of production information in sufficient detail to enable a tender or tenders to be obtained.

Application for statutory approvals, Building Regulation approval etc.

F2 Preparation of further information for construction required under the building contract.

G Tender Documentation

Preparation and/or collation of tender documentation in sufficient detail to enable a tender or tenders to be obtained for the project.

H Tender Action

Identification and evaluation of potential contractors and/or specialists for the project.

Obtaining and appraising tenders; submission of recommendations to the client.


J Mobilisation

Letting the building contract, appointing the contractor.

Issuing of information to the contractor.

Arranging site hand over to the contractor.

K Construction to Practical Completion

Administration of the building contract to Practical Completion.

Provision to the contractor of further Information as and when reasonably required.

Review of information provided by contractors and specialists.


L Post Practical Completion

L1 Administration of the building contract after Practical Completion and making final inspections.

L2 Assisting building user during initial occupation period.

L3 Review of project performance in use.


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