Plan A’s Key Responsibilities
- Preparation and distribution of sub-consultancy agreements including scopes and responsibility matrices. This allowed the Architect to focus on their core design skills.
- Sub-consultant invoice management.
- Change control including additional works.
- Design management documentation including trackers, execution plans and weekly progress reports. The benefit of the trackers was to provide clarity on what decisions needed to be made and when.
- Overall design schedule in addition to design programmes for each design stage.
- Tracking and resolution of design issues.
- Definition of design deliverables and level of detail per stage.
- Support in the procurement process on behalf of the Architect at Contractor appointment (two stage design and build route).
- Chairing Client and Team meetings and reporting on progress.
- Meeting schedule, agendas, and minutes.
- Project: Gascoigne East, London, UK
- Sector: Residential
- Architect: White Arkitekter
- Client: Be First
- Structural Engineer: Civic Engineering
- MEP Engineering: Skelly and Couch
- Plan A Appointed: RIBA Stage 2
The Plan A Design Managers literally became part of our White team. They became trusted advisors to us in a very short space of time.Linda Thiel, Partner, White Arkitekter