NC Architects Plan of Work – Full Service from Inception to Completion


These stages are based on the revised Architects Plan of Work implemented in the Spring of 2013.  This updates the Old RIBA Plan of work to recognise the BIM process and how it impacts on Architects workflow and provides a unified industry structure aligned to the Construction Industry Council’s Schedule of Services.

Stage 1: Project Preparation
  • Establish a project brief, programme and budget and agree the scope of work and our fees for doing the work.
  • Test if the project is feasible
  • Assemble all information relevant to the project
  • Consider Procurement options
  • Advise on the need for other consultants and assist in their selection
Stage 2: Concept Design
  • Identify Constraints and Opportunities
  • Prepare Concept Design
Stage 3: Developed Design
  • Obtain views of Local Planning Authority pre application
  • Develop the design and make Planning Applications
Stage 4: Technical Design
  • Prepare Detailed Design Drawings & other Information
  • Obtain Tenders from Contractors
  • Obtain Building Regulations & other Approvals

Stage 5: Specialist Design
  • Liase with and obtain specialist or sub contractor designs
Stage 6: Construction
  • Advise on the choice of contractor and most appropriate form of contract
  • Liase with the chosen contractor prior to start on site
  • Administer impartially the contract between client and contractor
  • Issue certificates for contractor payments in conjunction with valuations by others
  • Manage the handover of the building from Contractor to client
Stage 7: Use and Aftercare
  • Identify defective works and ensure remediation
  • Advise on the need for maintenance
  • Deliver As built Drawings and Information for the H & S File
What we can also do: Specialist Services
  • Consultant and Design Team Coordination
  • Masterplanning
  • Feasibility Analysis and Development Options
  • Negotiations with third party stakeholders
  • Project Management
  • Project Procurement Options
  • Facilities Management
  • CGI and Photorealistic Architectural Renderings
  • Advice on the benefits of using BIM


NC Architects are fully proficient in using the following BIM, CAD and Design programmes

•  Autodesk Revit Architecture  •  Autodesk 3D Studio Max Design  •  Autodesk AutoCad  •  Autodesk Design Review  •  Autodesk Navisworks  •

•  Adobe Photoshop  •  Adobe InDesign  •  Adobe Illustrator  •  Adobe Premiere  •