There any additional changes or requirements that need to

are many contributing factors that ensure that the planning of the works is
successful during the pre-construction phase. It is vital that the following
information is provided to ensure that planning is safely secured so that the
project can begin.

  The Scope of Works is a detailed document
that describes the division of work that is to be performed upon completion of
a project. This document includes milestones, deadlines and expectations,
therefore provides a direction for the project. This important for Englemere
Rehabilitation Centre as the proposed site is an existing brownfield site,
therefore this will map out the expectations ready for planning permission.

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  Planning permission is a legal requirement
that determines a change of use in a building, extending an existing building
or construction of a new building. During this process, the scope of works and
drawings will be analysed to determine whether the project is suitable or if
there are any additional changes or requirements that need to be met. The
planning permission phase poses a significant risk to the project, therefore if
planning permission is not obtained for the proposed plans for Englemere
Rehabilitation centre then there will be no project. In addition to this it important
to obtain building regulation approval, as the building regulations are
statutory requirements that set minimum standards for the design and
construction of buildings to secure the health and safety of people.

  A project programme is important in the
planning of the works as it describes the sequence of tasks that must be
carried out and also tasks that can only be carried out after other tasks have
been completed, so that the project can be completed on time and within budget. 

  CDM regulations are the main regulations that
manage health and safety and welfare on all construction projects. It is part
of the regulations that clients provide pre-construction information at the
start of a project so that during the planning period this gives the
contractors the time to assess health and safety of works prior to

  Drawings, in my opinion are significant to
not only the planning process, but for the duration of the project entirely. Drawings
are used to indicate the overall appearance inside and outside of the structure
for example, floors plans, site plans and locations. This information is formed
as a proposal that is sent over for planning permission, therefore it is vital
that this information is accurate as it will be scrutinized during this

  A RFI (request for information) is a formal document
that is requested from all parties in the construction process, for example it
is common for the contractor to send a RFI to the architects. RFI’s are used to
clarify information within the construction documentation that may have not
been provided during the construction process. They will contain information
such as the detailed description of the project itself, the date of when the
query was raised, the party who is requesting the information, the nature of the
query and the date of when a response is requested. This information is
combined onto a system to form a matrix, therefore meaning this information can
be easily tracked to see the progress of the request. However, if an RFI has
not been answered this can hinder the entire project and the contractor may not
be able to carry out their work without this information. Contractors may be
subject to liquidated damages if the project is not carried out on time, however
if there is documented proof of a RFI that has been requested and ignored the
contractor may be entitled to an extension of time and to claim loss and
expenses due to this delay.

  To conclude is important that this
information is followed during the planning of the works, therefore is vital
that all information and documentation is accurate during this process as it
could pose a significant risk to a project especially for a project such as a
Englemere Rehabilitation Centre the current location of a brownfield site.