Plan of Work

DfMA requires the way the building is designed to be considered throughout the RIBA Plan of Work stages, up to assembly at Stage 5 Construction.

A robust Concept Design that has been developed with DfMA in mind will lead to a more efficient design at Stage 3 Developed Design and Stage 4 Technical Design.

If we are to successfully harness DfMA, it needs to be considered from the outset of a project, particularly as the industry transitions from traditional design-to- construction processes to digitally driven design-to-assembly ones.

The fold out on the inside rear cover presents a ‘DfMA’ Overlay which provides new task bars, in addition to the eight included in the RIBA Plan of Work 2013.

They describe in greater detail how DfMA can successfully be considered at each of the eight RIBA Plan of Work stages. The DfMA task bars should be used in conjunction with the RIBA Plan of Work 2013: