Project execution plan PEP
It describes who does what and how, defining the policies, procedures and priorities that will be adopted. It may include strategies in relation to items outside of the scope of the main contract, as the client's overall project might include multiple contracts for the supply of goods and services, both from external organisations and from within the client organisation itself such as operational and maintenance contracts, the supply of equipment, relocation, and so on.
It is generally prepared by the client's project director if they have sufficient experience, or on their behalf by a project manager. On a construction management contract or a management contract it may then be taken on and developed by the construction manager or management contractor.
- Project definition and a summary of the strategic brief or later the project brief.
- Drawings insofar as they are developed at this stage.
- Project programme.
- Cost plan, cost management and accounting procedures.
- Contracting and procurement strategy.
- Roles, responsibilities and authorities. This might be set out in a responsibility matrix (or project roles table), supplemented by a contractual tree and then used to develop a schedule of services for each appointment.
- Monitoring and reporting strategies.
- Potential consultations / stakeholder management.
- Communications strategy and standards.
- Technology strategy.
- Risk assessment and risk allocation.
- Strategy for obtaining planning permission and other permissions.
- Health and safety strategy.
- Sustainability strategy
- Quality assurance strategy.
- Soft landings strategy, including business change and staff training requirements, commissioning, handover, migration, aftercare and post occupation evaluation strategy.
- Operational strategy.
- Equipment requirements (inside or outside of the building contract).
- Unusual or long-lead items.
It is likely to be presented as a report, however, where possible, information and requirements should be scheduled in a database or spreadsheet format that will be easy to expand and will be easy to use to test whether proposals satisfy requirements later in the project
NB There is some disagreement about whether this document should be described as a 'project execution plan'. It has been argued that the term 'execution plan' is more correctly applied to plans prepared by suppliers and that the client and their team actually prepare management plans. In this case, the client plan might better be described as a 'project management plan' (PMP). Other terms that might be used, include project implementation plan (PIP - although again some argue that this is a supplier document and it has recently been appropriated to have a specific meaning for BIM by PAS 1192-2), or simply 'project plan'.
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
- Appointing consultants.
- BIM Execution Plan.
- Briefing documents.
- Business case.
- Collaborative practices.
- Document control.
- Preliminary business case.
- Procurement route.
- Project brief.
- Project directory.
- Project implementation plan (for BIM).
- Project programme.
- Project quality plan.
- RACI matrix.
- Schedule of services.
- Strategic brief.
- Whole life costs.
 External references
Featured articles and news
Sir Oliver Letwin to lead an independent review into the delays in the delivery of housing.
As Carillion collapses, read our article explaining insolvency in the construction industry.
43,000 jobs at risk as Carillion goes into administration.
1961 saw the publication of three important books about urban design that remain relevant today.
Next week the planning fee increases by 20% and new fees are introduced.
How the transformative power of BIM and other digital technologies can be used to gain a competitive edge.
Relevant events and relevant matters are terms used in some contracts, but knowing the differences is important.
Government release statistics showing how many people are now on the property ladder due to Help to Buy schemes.
A summary of the Town and Country Planning Association's new Practical Guide on health in garden cities.
We have launched a new adaptive site that makes Designing Buildings Wiki easier to use on tablets and mobile phones.
ICE President highlights the construction sector deal's potential to boost the UK's economy and productivity.