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What do you think of the RIBA Plan of Work?

Plan of Work 2013

The Association of Consultant Architects (ACA) is calling on architects to take its survey about the RIBA’s Plan of Work 

The original A-L work stages were scrapped three years ago and replaced by eight new, numbered steps (see AJ 15.05.13).

The ACA wants to know what architects think of the plan of work and how useful it is in practice?
Is it good for working with clients? Does it help in the appointment of contractors? Do you prefer it to the former alphabetical format? 

The results of the anonymous survey will be published in the AJ and by the ACA early next year.

Take the RIBA Plan of Work survey here 

The ACA is the national professional body representing architects in private practice throughout the UK.

Readers' comments (1)

  • It's too complicated. Clients (especially residential) don't understand it, and even within the practice, it's not always clear how to allocate the time because in reality, a project doesn't happen according to this timeline. One often/usually works on the tender before doing the production information, for example. It would be better if it was (whether numbers or letters):
    A) Initial brief to planning, including planning,
    B) Post planning to construction,
    C) Construction
    D) Defects.
    Simples.

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