The RIBA Plan of Work organises the process of briefing, designing, constructing and operating building projects into eight stages and explains the stage outcomes, core tasks and information exchanges required at each stage.
Guidance in the RIBA Plan of Work 2020 Overview is based on nearly seven years of feedback, gathered by the RIBA, from the construction industry. It now includes an expanded glossary, comparison to international plan of work equivalents and guidance on the following core project strategies:
- Conservation Strategy
- Cost Strategy
- Fire Safety Strategy
- Health and Safety Strategy
- Inclusive Design Strategy
- Planning Strategy
- Plan for Use Strategy - see the RIBA Plan for Use Guide
- Procurement Strategy
- Sustainability Strategy - including detailed tasks aligned to the RIBA Sustainable Outcomes Guide
Download the RIBA Plan of Work 2020 Overview for the complete guidance. Also included below is an A4 Printer Friendly version of the overview, RIBA Plan of Work 2020 Template and the RIBA Plan of Work Toolbox, that contains a Design Responsibility Matrix.
Plan of Work Overlays
Supported by industry specialists, we publish overlays to provide detailed guidance on specific design and built environment considerations that can be implemented through each RIBA Plan of Work stage to enable informed decision making at the right time and with the right stakeholders, to support the best project outcomes.