Appraisal: Identification of client’s needs and objectives, and possible constraints on development. Assessment of options to enable the Client to decide how to proceed
Design Brief: Development of the client’s initial statement of requirements into the design brief confirming key requirements and constraints. Identification of procurement method, procedures, organisational structure and range of consultants to be engaged for the project
Design Concept: Implementation of design brief and input to the project brief. Preparation of a concept design including outline proposals for structural and building services systems, outline specifications and preliminary cost plan. Review of procurement route.
Design Development: Preparation of a developed design to include structural and building services systems, updated outline specification and cost plan; completion of the project brief and application for detailed planning permission.
Technical Design: Preparation of technical design(s) and specifications, to co-ordinate elements of the project and information for statutory standards and construction safety
Production Information: Preparation of production information in sufficient detail to enable tender(s) to be obtained. This includes the application for any statutory approvals, as well as the preparation of further information for construction required under the building contract
Tender Documentation: Preparation of tender documents to enable tender(s) to be obtained
Tender Action: Identification and evaluation of potential contractors and/or specialists for the project. This includes appraising tenders and submitting recommendations to Client.
Mobilisation: Awarding of the building contract, appointing the contractor, issuing of information to the contractor and arranging for site handover to the contractor
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.
Post-Practical Completion: Administration of the building contract after practical completion and making final inspections; assisting the building user during the initial occupation period; as well as conducting post-occupation evaluation (review of project performance in use).