August 1

7: In Use

This involves a post-occupancy evaluation of the building to determine the project’s performance. It is also when facilities and asset management are implemented.

June 29

6: Handover and Close Out

This phase focuses on the successful handover of the completed building, in line with the project program, and includes completing initial aftercare tasks.

July 30

5: Manufacturing & Construction

This stage is when the actual process of building starts. This includes manufacturing building systems and erecting any components of the building that have been made off-site. During Stage 5, the designer should also carry out site inspections and compile quality reports.

November 30

4: Technical Design

Stage 4 involves refining the architectural, building services, and structural engineering designs in greater detail. Technical designs will be developed. Designs by any specialist subcontractors will be completed.

November 30

3: Spatial Coordination

The concept design will be further developed, and the architectural, building services, and structural engineering designs are coordinated and checked by the lead designer.

October 29

1: Preparation and Briefing

Stage 1 involves developing the project brief and conducting any necessary feasibility studies. Factors like site information, spatial requirements, budget restrictions, risk analysis and project outcomes must all be considered.

March 31

0: Strategic Definition

During Stage 0, the project must be strategically appraised and defined so that a detailed brief can be drafted. This is done to ensure that the client’s business case has been properly considered and addressed.