Test lists

We base this model on the Royal Institute of Architects (RIBA) plan of works.

  1. Initial meeting
    • Meet the client
    • Get to understand the site
    • Listen to the client
    • Understand the client’s requirements and aspirations
  2. Preparation and Brief
    • Assessment of the site
    • Identify opportunities and restrictions
    • Identify spatial requirements
    • Work out a budget
    • Determine design team e.g. Structural Engineer, Electrical Engineer
    • Determine procurement route, i.e. role of Architect, Client and Contractor and type of contract
  3. Concept Design
    • Measured survey of existing, plans and elevations as required. A third party may do this if it is economical to do so.
    • Sketch design including plans, elevations and 3d model as required
  4. Development Design
    • Once the sketch plan is agreed a more developed design is produced which will generate sufficient information to be able to submit for planning
    • Further information will be produced for listed building or conservation area consent if required
  5. Technical Design
    • The drawings from the development design are worked to a higher level of detail sufficient to give enough information for the construction strategy and for building regulations requirements. This information will also be used for the tendering process.
  6. Construction
    • Putting work out to tender to a number of building contractors
    • Advising on contractor selection
    • Administrating contract
    • Project Management
  7. Hand over and conclusion of building contract
    • Signing off all the works
    • Checking for defects and rectifying snagging list after agreed period
    • Handing over all documents such as guarantees, warrantees and instruction manuals The client can choose how many of these stages he/she requires.