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GBE Briefing Lecture

GBE Briefing Lecture
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  • Number of Slides: 44 of 46
  • File format: PDF from PPTX
  • File size: 577 kB
  • Scope: Briefing
  • Extract: none
  • Content: Everything about briefing, ascertaining client’s requirements, user requirement studies, examples
  • Created for: Masters/Post Graduate Diploma RIBA Part 2 Year 2 Architecture students
  • Presented to: LSBU University EREID Environment and Resource Efficiency in Design
  • Author: BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy BSc Dip Arch (Hons+Dist)
  • © GBE NGS ASWS 2017
  • Created: 09/02/2017
  • Revision: A01
  • Updated: 12/02/2017
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  • CI/SfB: (A3r)
  • CAWS: N/A
  • CAWS 2012: N/A
  • Uniclass 1: 1997:
    • C612 Briefing by Client
    • C641 Completion of the Brief
  • Uniclass 2 2012: (See inside file to see many more)
    • PP_15_20 Briefing execution
    • PP_15_20_10 Information gathering
    • PP_15_20_15 Information analysis
    • PP_15_20_20 Statement of requirements
    • PP_15_20_30 Design brief
  • Uniclass 3 2015: Absent
  • Tags: Brief, Client, Requirements, Schedules, Accommodation, Budget, Specification
  • ProductSets: Design, Process, Project, Stages,
  • UserGroups: Students, Architects, Assistants, Technicians, Surveyors, D&B Contractors, Engineers, Designers, Energy Performance Contractors

2 Briefing

  • GBE EREID Lecture 2017

RIBA Stages

  • 2007 RIBA Plan of Work B Design Brief
  • 2013 RIBA Plan of Work 1 Preparation & Brief
  • CIC/BIM Task group Coordinated Work Stage 1 Brief
  • See GBE Lecture Specification & RIBA Stages

Classification: CI/SfB

  • CI/SfB:
  • Table 4 Activities Requirements
  • (A) Administration and management activities, aids
  • (A3) Organising Offices, Projects
  • (A3r) Brief, Instructions from Clients
    • –Ascertaining client’s requirements, user requirement studies, activity data method

Classification Uniclass: 1997:

  • C5-C9 Management of Construction activities/project management
  • C61 Inception/Procurement
  • C612 Briefing by Client
  • C64 Scheme design/Costing
  • C641 Completion of the Brief
    • –(post rationalisation? rewrite brief to match design?)
    • 1 Coordination of design development

Classification: Uniclass 2 2012

  • PP Pre Project Phase
  • PP_10 Feasibility phase
  • PP_10_20_90 Preparation of briefing procurement documentation
  • PP_10_80 Briefing contract selection
  • PP_10_90 Briefing procurement
  • PP_15 Briefing phase
  • PP_15_10 Briefing mobilization
  • PP_15_20
  • PP_15_20 Briefing execution
  • PP_15_20_10 Information gathering
  • PP_15_20_15 Information analysis
  • PP_15_20_20 Statement of requirements
  • PP_15_20_30 Design brief
  • PP_15_20_40 Initial procurement decisions
  • PP_15_20_80 Preliminary estimating
  • PP_15_20_85 Programming and progressing
  • PP_15_20_90 Preparation of concept design procurement documentation
  • PP_15_30 Briefing verification
  • PP_15_30_10 First party verification
  • PP_15_30_20 Second party verification
  • PP_15_30_30 Third party verification
  • PP_15_40 Briefing payment
  • PP_15_40_10 Payment claim
  • PP_15_40_20 Payment
  • PP_15_50 Briefing completion
  • PP_15_50_15 Data drop ? brief
  • PP_20 Concept design phase
  • PP_20_10 Concept design mobilization
  • PP_20_10_30 Briefing handover
  • PP_20_10_40 Final briefing payment
  • PP_20_10_30 Briefing handover
  • PP_20_10_40 Final briefing payment
  • PP_20_20
  • PP_20_20_20 Design brief development
  • PP_30 Design development phase
  • PP_30_10 Design development mobilization
  • PP_30_20_20 Project brief

Classification Uniclass 2015:

  • Uniclass 2015
  • Developed to align with BIM Building Information Modeling
  • Brief: Absent

What is a Brief?

  • It the clients opportunity to tell you want they want
  • It could be:
  • visions
  • objectives
  • aspirations
    • –a desire
    • (financial autonomy, no more bills)
    • a scrap book of ideas
  • –(not necessarily well organised nor filtered)
  • a preference for materials
  • Sometimes a building plan

What else is in a Brief?

  • a programme or a deadline
  • a business need (open before Christmas rush)
  • a schedule of accommodation
    • –Room for a national collection
    • –250 km of book shelving
  • a schedule of staff to accommodate
    • –(e.g. floor areas and furniture by rank)
  • a price limit
    • –(its not optional, do not ignore it)
  • a list of manufacturers or installers
    • –(Barclays insist on their own customers)
  • a list of installers
    • –(Developers/Contractors have their supply chain under the thumb)

In the world of Design and Build (D&B)

  • Where the contractor does both design and building
  • They may employ a designer as a sub-consultant
  • Or one may be novated to the contractor from the client
  • Employer’s Requirements = Brief
  • But may also be a Specification
  • Performance: Make me a nice cake or
  • Prescriptive: use these nice ingredients in this way
  • Mixture of both

Clients are useless

  • Architects often complain that clients are useless at the briefing stage
  • They may be a novice at building so why should they be good at briefing
  • You are the expert at what you do, you know what you need to know, to be able to do what you do
  • So start asking questions, work with them and get what you need
  • Prepare a questionnaire to get answers or as a prompt and preparation for discussion
  • Get what you want to know (what they want) and stop complaining

Business Clients are better or worse

  • They may or may not have been there before
  • They may know their business objectives
  • They may be fixated on BAU Fiduciary Rules
  • They may have a team from different departments all with their own agendas
  • There may be Commissioning Client and User Client or Facilities Managers and their objectives may not match

Rafael Vinoly Colchester Arts Centre

  • FM wanted low running costs
  • The building was for Artworks needing air-conditioning
  • The building was to be insulated to building regulations Part L
  • 200 mm of plastic insulation below golden metal cladding will overheat
  • Air-conditioning will work hard to maintain temperatures

A briefing process should be a dialogue not a monologue

  • 2 way flow of ideas
  • You can find out what makes them tick
  • You can find out what turns them off
  • You can determine all their stop and go buttons
    • –(plan to press all the go buttons)

Architects think they know best

  • You can educate them to guide them towards a competent decision
  • You can advise them about environmental, health and wellbeing objectives
  • You can advise them that efficiency and effectiveness can lead to low running costs and some autonomy
  • You may wish to educate them on CAPEX + OPEX = TOTEX
  • Good Capital Expenditure on the right things can lead to low Operational Expenditure and overall lower Total Expenditure
  • They may or may not be listening

Record and confirm what they said

  • And check what you heard and what you wrote, is what they said
  • Ask them for confirmation
  • Don’t use Jargon to confuse or you will not get a competent response
  • Don’t start designing on your wrong assumptions
  • Beware Briefing is not a time to design
  • We are prone to absorb information best if it is images
  • Do not start sketching or designing midway through the briefing

Aldington Craig & Collinge

  • A partnership made up of complimentary skills
  • 2 partners and 2 roles
    • –‘never the twain shall meet’
  • One takes the brief and writes it up
  • Hands it to the other to design
  • No Blurred Lines

Clients do not have any imagination

  • But you were blessed with that, so they don’t need to, so use it
  • “Don’t give then what they think they want
  • Give them what they never dreamt they could have”
  • Denys Lasden
  • (Within the budget)

Krome Barratt

  • My design tutor many years ago
  • You follow the Brief
  • Or you overwhelm it
  • (but still provide what was asked for)

Edwin Lutyens Castle Drogo

  • Client did not like the proposed black and white checker pattern stone stairs
  • He said “Oh that’s unfortunate”
  • Upon completion the client was horrified to find the black and white checker pattern stone stairs
  • Client challenged the architect
    • –“I said I don’t like it”
  • Edwin: “And I said: Oh, that’s unfortunate”

National Botanic Gardens of Wales

  • Client wanted an exemplar of environmental sustainability
  • Designed in:
    • –Rainwater harvesting
    • –Low water everything
    • –Environmental Materials and Finishes
  • The designer flew in on his helicopter saw the building going up decided it was not tall enough and had it raised
  • Every environmental thing was removed to pay for the changes

There are somethings that should not need to be said

  • Sugar beet factory office
  • Arup Associates (Multidiciplinary Design paractice)
  • Ceilings like a Chinese jigsaw puzzle
  • FM: How do we get in?
  • AA: For us to know and for you to find out
  • FM: Fist through ceiling and ripped the rest out
  • They will never employ architects again

Clients do not know what they want

  • “I know what I like when I see it
  • But I can’t tell you what that is before hand”
  • As long as they are willing to pay you could build it 4 times
  • But 3 lots in landfill is bad news
  • And some are more helpful
  • Some have scrap books of what they like

Clients do not need to know

  • One Green Architect gives his clients a green building without them knowing
  • They do not need to know
  • As long as you meet the brief and stay in budget then that’s okay
  • Not many Architects know how to do that

For many who do not know how:

  • A Green Brief needs:
  • A Green Budget
  • A Green Contractor that understands
    • green materials, green products and green methods of construction
    • knows how to price them correctly
  • A Green Tender (the right price for unusual materials and methods)

Don’t ask a Violet tenderer to price a Green Specification

  • He knows violet materials
  • He knows how to price violet materials
  • He will price green materials with a great big safety margin
  • And exceed the Cost Plan
  • Followed by cost cutting and substitution
  • Back to a violet specification

Those who do not know how will:

  • Have a Green Brief
  • A Violet Cost Plan
  • A Green Specification
  • A Violet Tender
  • A Value Engineered price from Green to Violet
  • A Violet Building
  • An unhappy client

Clients often do not agree with each other

  • (married couples)
  • listen to him he has the money and wants to build a monument to himself
  • hear her she has to live there
    • –if she want 9 knicker drawers
    • –then you provide 9 knicker drawers
  • Andrew Stanway (Phychologist & Builder)
  • (don’t ignore the brief both parts of it)

Clients want unusual things

  • Bruce Goff was asked by one client
  • (I am guessing a single man)
  • To make a home that makes guests want to take their clothes off
  • I don’t know what he did
  • But turning the heat up is not the answer

What should be taken as normal/essential?

  • Comply with Development Control
  • T&CP requirements
    • –(Materials Heights, size, styles dictated?)
    • –(should now follow national rules)
  • Covenants (Getting into Task 3 Survey)
  • Environment Agency (EA)
    • England have no teeth (flood plains)
    • and inconsistent region by region
  • Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)
    • (Scotland have teeth)
  • Environmental Health Officer (EHO)
  • Fire Prevention Officer (FPO)

Building Regulations

  • Building Regulations (England)
  • Technical Standards (Scotland)
  • Others: Jersey, Isle of Mann
  • Approved inspector
  • Insurance related regulations
    • –NHBC for housing
    • –NHBC Solo for Self-build
    • –Others
  • In some countries
  • Experimental standards for Self-build (France)

Environmental Protection Act

  • Duty of Care:
  • Architects, Consultants, Contractor, Clients
    • If the client says do something bad
    • You have to guide them away from it
    • You must not be an accomplice to the crime
  • Other Legislation
    • applicable to site
    • or processes to be carried out on the site

What guidelines exist to help in the Briefing process?

  • Energy Efficiency Best Practice Programme
    • –GPG 304 Clients guide to commissioning a building
    • –GPG 303 Designers Response
    • –Energy focus but a good approach for all other issues
  • RIBA Architect’s Job Book
    • –RIBA Green Guide to the Architect’s Job Book
    • Sandy Halliday

Published briefs

  • Apprentice Centre Warrington
  • Tomorrow’s Garden City Letchworth Garden City Competition
  • Any Architectural completion
  • TRADA student completion
  • British Land Sustainability Brief (110 detailed pages) for commercial offices
  • Peterborough Ecotrade Centre
  • Bat House Competition
    • –(Very Specific Conditions for occupants)
    • If you ignore them the bats won’t come
  • Centre of Excellence for Water Efficiency
  • Newnham College Brief

What guidelines exist to help in the process?

  • Environmental Assessment Methods
    • –(when BAU is bad EAM are invented)
    • –Sadly quite often BAU with a green tick
  • They don’t mean your being Environmental
    • But you are being less bad
    • Less bad is not good enough

Environmental Assessment Methods

  • BREEAM (Many Building Types) (New and Refurb and In use)
  • LEED (USA+)
  • BRE EcoHomes (only Scotland now)
  • DCLG’s Code for Sustainable Homes
    • –(no longer on statute books)
  • BRE Homes for Good (filling the gap)
  • Ska
    • –(Fit-out, Refit; Retail, Office, Higher Education
  • CEEQUAL (Civils, now BREEAM Infrastructure)
  • SPEAR (Arup’s own)
  • DREAM (Defence Related Environmental Assessment Method)
  • GreenStar (Australia)
  • WELL Health and Wellbeing (USA) (in the UK already)

Other design standards

  • Energy
    • –Super E (Canadian)
    • –Passivhaus (German)
    • –Minergie (Swiss)
    • –Carbon Lite (UK AECB Passivhaus interpretation for UK climate and energy mix)
    • –AECB Silver Gold and Platinum Standard
  • Water
    • –AECB Water standard

Many issues

  • GBE HERACEY™
    • –Healthy Environmental Resourceful Appropriate Competent Effective Yardstick (400 criteria)
  • Minergie Eco (Swiss)
    • –Energy and Eco
  • Passivhaus + Eco (Austria) IBO Book

Biodiversity

  • BCT Biodiversity for Building
  • BCT Biodiversity for Planning
  • BCT Book
    • –(Brian Murphy: produced 50% of book content)
    • –Biodiversity for Low and Zero carbon Buildings: A Technical Guide for New Buildings 1st Edition
    • ISBN: 9-781859-463536
    • –Added refurbishment and Green Infrastructure (GI) 2nd Edition

Designing in response to the Brief

  • Don’t ignore the brief
  • Don’t ignore the wife
  • Don’t just cherry pick the nice bits
  • Don’t ignore the budget
  • Give them what they want and then some

LSBU Week 2 Task 2 Hand in Week 3

  • See Page (It contains the email)
  • See Email (It contains your brief for the task)

How to overwhelm the brief

  • An option adopted at UEL
  • Prepare a leaflet which would be used as advertising the building to encourage visitors
  • Its all about what happens there
  • And what facilities there are

© GBE 2017 Brian Murphy BSc Dip Arch (Hons+Dist)
A01 12th february 2017


© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
11th November 2014 – 12th February 2017

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11th November 2014 – 19th February 2017

GBE Briefing Lecture
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