23 Apr 2019

For the past 10 months I have been undertaking my year out placement at Plan A Consultants as part of my 4-year Sandwich Degree. The aim has been to gain real-life experience in Design Management to f...

10 Apr 2019

The management of risk is a key requirement of The Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015. However, in some cases 95% of the design team efforts seem to be dedicated to the design and con...

13 Feb 2019

The production of a Design Management Plan (DMP) is often one of the first tasks that we undertake in the role of Design Manager.

4 Jan 2019

It’s becoming an increasing trend how often the importance of developing and agreeing a clear brief during RIBA Stage 1 is underestimated by clients

5 Nov 2018

We are proud to announce that we have been awarded Commitment Level for the London Healthy Workplace Charter which was provided by the Mayor of London – London Assembly.

What it is the London Healthy W...

31 Oct 2018

Architects have long had a love-hate relationship with Design and Build.  Whilst accepting the obvious advantages of a construction contract that shifts much of the procurement and design liability ri...

17 Oct 2018

Troubling data from the Office of National Statistics found that between 2011 and 2015, of the 13,232 in-work suicides recorded, those within the skilled construction and building trades made up 13.2%...

2 Aug 2018

The difference between Descriptive and Prescriptive specifications is often an area of confusion for designers and the distinction needs to be made early.

19 Jun 2018

Associate Design Manager Geoff Rolandsen discusses the implementation of appropriate measures to help optimise the design process and manage risk.

31 May 2018

Director Mark Sullivan considers the impact of construction health hazards, with a focus on uncontrolled dust, fumes, noise and ventilation.

23 May 2018

How should Architects manage Early Warning Notices to protect the integrity of their projects and Client relationships?

16 May 2018

This week, Plan A Director Gerard Daws reflects upon Verne Harnish's 'Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It... and Why the Rest Don't’.

19 Mar 2018

Why is it important to foster collaboration and work as a team in design?

26 Feb 2018

Why are so any female architecture graduates are taking their talents elsewhere?

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