The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has published its Smart Building Overlay to the RIBA Plan of Work.
The Smart Building Overlay sets out a roadmap for coordinating smart building systems at every work stage to avoid interoperability and compatibility issues among standalone systems and allow integrated User Interface Platforms.
It suggests that smart building specialists become engaged in the design process as early as possible and stresses the importance of discussions with key project stakeholders from project inception and through all work stages.
This latest overlay is a free resource that has been developed for the Royal Institute of British Architects by ScanTech Digital, Glider Technology, Kier and Hoare Lea to support anyone involved in the design of new-build, retrofit or refurbishment projects to implement smart building technology.
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.
In a forthcoming article, Priva Inside will unpick the key details of RIBA’s new document, which you can download here: Smart Building Overlay to the RIBA Plan of Work.
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