- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
Last edited 22 Mar 2018
In very general terms, the word ‘framework’ refers to a structure that underpins or supports a system or concept.
In the construction industry the word ‘framework’ has a number of more specific meanings:
- A framework agreement or framework contract which allows a client to invite tenders from suppliers of goods and services to be carried out over a period of time on a call-off basis as and when required. For more information see: Framework agreement.
- The structural frame of a building or other built asset such as a bridge, tunnel and so on. For more information see: Types of frame.
- The legislative framework underpinning the industry or an aspect of it. For more information see; Legislative framework.
Other uses of the word framework in the construction industry include:
- Local development framework.
- National planning policy framework.
- Soft landings framework.
- Strategic ecology framework SEF
- Water framework directive
- Design Framework for Building Services 4th Edition (BG 6/2014)
- London View Management Framework.
- Opportunity Area Planning Framework (OAPF)
- PAS 181:2014 Smart city Framework.
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