Preparation and Brief
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This chapter explains why Stage 1 is such a crucial project stage, particularly in relation to the work of the lead designer at Stage 2, when the design process begins in earnest. It considers the importance of the Initial Project Brief from the lead designer’s perspective and what subjects require particular attention in terms of design management. A review should be undertaken regardless of who will appoint the design team members because each design team member’s Information Exchanges impact on the lead designer’s ability to carry out their duties to coordinate at Stage 3 and integrate at Stage 4. Sustainability can heavily influence the design process, and so upon receipt of the Initial Project Brief the lead designer needs to consider how the design team might respond to the Sustainability Aspirations. Good quality Site Information is a core project requirement from the lead designer’s perspective.