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Some recommended resources for projects of any type.  




How do I use an architect?

Have any questions? Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about working with an architect.



Working with an architect for your home

If you're thinking of building or remodelling your home, this guide is for you.

Working with an architect  (PDF, 533KB)


Working with an architect for your development

This booklet shows how an architect can help you get the maximum value from your development.

Working with an architect for your development (PDF, 3MB)


Client Conversations 

Insights from clients into successful project outcomes.

RIBA Client Conversations (PDF, 1.5MB)


Competitive Selection

A bespoke competitive selection process could best procure a project that meets your needs.

Read more about competitions




RIBA Plan of Work 2013

The RIBA's Plan of Work 2013 sets out the key stages of construction projects from conception to finished building.



A client's guide to engaging an architect

If you need to know about engaging the services of an architect, this guide is for you. Available from RIBA Bookshops at £10.


10 Principles

Ten principles for procuring better outcomes


Procurement guidance for public sector clients. 

10 Principles for Procuring Better Outcomes



BIM for construction clients


Essential reading for public and private clients of all sorts, it provides a clear and concise account of what Building Information Modeling (BIM) means in real terms for clients.

BIM for construction clients



Being an effective construction client


Assists clients in understanding how the construction industry works, what you need to do at each stage of the construction process and how to be successful and effective.  

Being an effective construction client


CDM Regulations 

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM 2015) are the regulations for managing the health, safety and welfare of construction projects. The regulations apply to all clients.

To understand your role as a domestic client you can refer to the HSE's guidance.

Commercial clients can access the industry guidance for clients, published by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).

Dispute Resolution

For more information on what to do in the unfortunate event that a dispute arises. Dispute resolution

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