Last edited 27 Apr 2016

Handover construction site to the client

The handover of the site to the client takes place once the contract administrator has confirmed that the works defined in the contract are complete. However, it should be planned well in advance, and any special requirements included in appointment documents and contracts.

Handover may take place during a handover meeting following an inspection of the site.

During handover the client should be issued with:

If building information modelling (BIM) is being used, the common data environment may be transferred to the employer, including the final published information and the archive which provides a record of all activities in the common data environment during the project. If they have not already done so, the employer should appoint an asset information manager to maintain the information.

In addition:

If the soft landings framework is adopted, there may be additional requirements to ensure a smooth transition from construction to occupation, such as aftercare services and the provision of a technical guide. These additional services should be included in appointment documents and contracts. See soft landings for more information.

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  • BSRIA Handover, O&M Manuals, and Project Feedback. A toolkit for designers and contractors.