THD and RIBA Plan of Work 2013

Still confused about the new RIBA Plan of Work 2013. Fear not!we_can_helpAs most of you know (should know) that there is a new Plan of Work (PoW) that will be implemented by early this year.

And THD is ready for this change.

The old Stages C (concept), D (design development) and E (technical Design) has now been replaced with the new stage 2(concept design), 3 (developed design) and 4 (technical design).

In stage 2 (concept design), the work load remains the same as old Stage C.  Stage 2 is defined as: ‘Preparation of Concept Design. Including outline proposals for structural design, services systems, landscape, outline specifications and preliminary cost plan along with relevant Project Strategies. Agree developments to brief and issue Final Project Brief.’ Mainly planning drawings, we would be able to assist you from survey drawings, existing drawings to proposed drawings. All drawings will be met with building regulation requirements.

In stage 3 (developed design) or previously known as stage D (design development). As per the new requirements of Stage 3: ‘Preparation of Developed Design. Including co-ordinated and updated proposals for structural design, services systems, landscape, outline specification, cost plan and Project Strategies’. We will be able to assist you in internal room layouts, electrical layouts, joinery details and other drawing requirements to pass this stage. Note on how Stage 3 is called “developed” and before Stage E is called “development”.

The final stage 4 in the new PoW is a combination of the old PoW’s stage E, F and G. Detailed drawings will be needed for this stage for information and tendering; which is now called Stage 5; Fabrication. Stage 4 is defined as: ‘ Preparation of Technical Design in accordance with Design Responsibility Matrix and Project Strategies to include all architectural, structural and mechanical services information and specifications including the Lead Designer’s review and sign-off of all information.’

As you can see although the stages “naming” have changed, the required information is basically the same. Get in touch with us to aid you in planning drawings as per the new stage requirements.


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