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Last edited 12 Oct 2021
RIBA plan of work v project plans v OGC gateways
This article began by mapping the project stages set out in the RIBA Plan of Work (2007) v the RIBA Plan of Work (2013) v the Designing Buildings Wiki Project Plans v the OGC gateway review process. It has since expanded and developed as different project plans have been published and updated. If we have missed any - let us know.
The industry has still not settled on a single plan of work.
In 2020, the RIBA Plan of Work stages were changed to:
- 0 - Strategic definition.
- 1 - Preparation and briefing.
- 2 - Concept design.
- 3 - Spatial coordination.
- 4 - Technical design.
- 5 - Manufacturing and construction.
- 6 - Handover.
- 7 - Use.
The BIM Task Group Digital Plan of Work was based on:
- 0 Strategy
- 1 Brief
- 2 Concept
- 3 Definition
- 4 Design
- 5 Build and commission
- 6 Handover and close-out
- 7 Operation and end-of-life
The Construction Industry Council (CIC) scope of services adopted:
- Stage 1 (Preparation)
- Stage 2 (Concept)
- Stage 3 (Design Development)
- Stage 4 (Production Information)
- Stage 5 (Manufacture, Installation & Construction Information)
- Stage 6 (Post Practical Completion)
- Preparation and planning.
- Evaluation and award.
- Contract implementation.
- Assessment of need.
- Invitation to tender.
- Tender response.
- Collaborative production of information.
- Information model delivery.
- Project close out.
- Inception and briefing.
- Initial aftercare.
- Extended aftercare and post occupancy evaluation.
Given the complexity of this situation and the potential for misunderstanding the nature of what is meant by different project stages it is important that appointment documents and contracts set out precisely what is required, and at what level of detail for different stages of a project rather than relying on reference to ambiguous names or process maps.
 Related articles on Designing Buildings
- Stage 1: Business justification.
- Stage 2: Feasibility studies.
- Stage 3: Project brief.
- Stage 4: Concept design.
- Stage 5: Detailed design.
- Stage 6: Production information.
- Stage 7: Tender.
- Stage 8: Mobilisation.
- Stage 9: Construction.
- Stage 10: Occupation and defects liability period.
- Stage 11: Post occupancy evaluation.
- BREEAM and RIBA stages.
- Comparison of BIM work stages.
- Design phase.
- Designing Buildings Wiki project plans.
- Governance for Railway Investment Projects (GRIP).
- OGC gateway review process.
- Project lifecycle for major road projects.
- RIBA plan of work.
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