Briefing is not just presenting a set of documents to the design team; it is a process of developing a deep understanding about client needs. This book provides both inspiration to clients and a framework for practitioners. The coverage extends beyond new build, covering briefing for services and fit-outs. Written by an experienced and well-known team of authors, this new edition clearly explains how important the briefing process is to both the construction industry, in delivering well-designed buildings, and to their clients in achieving them. The text is illustrated by excellent examples of effective practice, drawn from DEGW experience, as well as five model briefs and invaluable process charts.

part |2 pages

Part 1: Briefi ng explained

chapter 1|10 pages

The nature of briefi ng

chapter 2|12 pages

Articulating the briefi ng process

chapter 3|16 pages

Identifying needs

chapter 4|18 pages

Refl ecting on growth and change

chapter 5|18 pages

Communicating expectations

chapter 6|16 pages

Learning from experience

chapter 7|30 pages

Managing the process

part |2 pages

PART 2: Learning from experience

chapter 8|80 pages

Perspectives on briefi ng: case studies

chapter 9|34 pages

Model briefs 207 213

part |2 pages

PART 3: The process in practice

chapter 10|16 pages

Process primer

chapter 11|8 pages

Design Brief Management