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Plan of Work 2013 Help

Below you’ll find a number of resources to help you get the most out of the RIBA Plan of Work.

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Website Guide and How To

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The RIBA Plan of Work 2013 Online is a new and exciting tool. The Website Guide provides you with a complete information set covering everything you need to know in order to help you get the most out of the website. Topics such as View the Plan, Download the Plan, and Customise your own Plan are covered on this page.

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The RIBA Plan of Work 2013 defines a number of the tasks and terms. On this page, bold italics represent terms defined in the glossary below and bold terms are RIBA Plan of Work 2013 work stages. In the electronic version, the definitions will be displayed when the users click on the glossary terms in the text.

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Frequently asked Questions

Question Symbol Is it possible for the RIBA Plan of Work 2013 to be ‘all things to all people’ and useable on small or large projects alike?
Question Symbol The consultation process undertaken by the RIBA during summer 2012 suggested that most smaller projects are undertaken using traditional procurement processes. The RIBA Plan of Work 2013 allows a practice-specific RIBA Plan of Work 2013 to be generated based on traditional or non-traditional procurement methods, but derived from the same template format, facilitating flexibility within a consistent overall framework.
Question Symbol How will the RIBA Plan of Work 2013 affect fee scales, and what guidance will the RIBA provide in relation to this?
Question Symbol There are many aspects impacting on fees, including BIM and market conditions. In this context it is not possible for the RIBA to advise on appropriate fee levels, but these should reflect the resources required to deliver the agreed services. See the Concept section detailing where the RIBA Outline Plan of Work 2007 has been mapped to the RIBA Plan of Work 2013 to assist practices and clients when considering how fees might be reapportioned between stages.
Question Symbol How is a RIBA Plan of Work 2013 created if the Procurement Strategy is not finalised at the end of stage 1?
Question Symbol Whilst it is recommended that a project-specific RIBA Plan of Work 2013 is created at the end of stage 1, the drop-down options in the electronic version allow a degree of flexibility. If the Procurement Strategy or (Town) Planning Strategy or the Project Programme have not been determined by the end of stage 1, a 'holding' bar can be placed in the project RIBA Plan of Work 2013 and a new plan generated when the outstanding items have been finalised.
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