RIBA Plan of Work 2013 and specialist providers


The Built Environment



The RIBA Plan of Work 2013, gives a framework in which to plan the multifaceted, multifactorial process which is construction. The following diagram shows the optimum stages at which a specialist provider of secondary glazing should be consulted. Riba Plan of Work 2013 template The RIBA Plan of Work was first developed in the UK in 1963. Over the decades it has been refined and developed to meet the changing needs of the design and construction industry. Its purpose from the outset is to support design and construction project management. Its latest incarnation is a fully digital project management tool which supports all procurement, program and planning methodologies enabling the CDM (Construction, Design and Management) coordinator to manage all aspects of a project optimally. RIBA Plan of work 2013 template Designers, contractors, subcontractors and specialist providers are all important players within the design and construction process. The RIBA Plan of Work 2013 divides the construction process up into eight sequential stages. Each stage builds on the work undertaken in the previous stage. Each can be expanded and adjusted to meet the scope and scale of a given construction project. With 50 years industry experience, Selectaglaze knows the optimum point of involvement on a project which requires secondary glazing. However, this point can vary depending on the type of construction project being carried out. Ultimately the CDM of the project will decide which specialist provider will be brought in and at what point. Failure to bring in specialist providers expertise at the correct stage of a construction process can lead to substandard outcomes. Secondary glazing can provide a number of benefits, which need to be clearly stated and specified as each one has its own specific solution as well as installation requirement. All these elements should ideally be incorporated into the final brief and discussed as early as the design stage. The aesthetic properties of the windows need to be discussed and sympathetic options found. Well specified solutions will provide the benefit without impacting on the final look of a building both internally and externally. During the specialist provider consultation process the lead times for manufacture, delivery and installation must also be added to the plan.