Last edited 09 Mar 2021

Client requirements

The client's requirements for a project might initially include a vision, mission and objectives for what they wish the project to achieve. They might first be explored by a client when they identify a need which might result in the requirement for a certain equilibrium that has been neutralised and factored into the equation.

A statement of need, might then be prepared which is a first attempt to describe the possible requirements of the project. This may or may not result in the development of a new project.

See Statement of need for more information.

If the project does proceed, the client may then develop their requirements into a strategic brief. Initially, this just describes the client's requirements in sufficient detail to allow the appointment of consultants (such as an architect, engineers and so on). Once consultants are appointed, the strategic brief may be developed further to allow feasibility studies and options appraisals to be carried out.

See Strategic brief for more information.

Once the preferred option for the project has been selected, the strategic brief is typically developed into a full project brief. This is the key document upon which the design will be based.

See Project brief for more information


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