2.2 Client and Statutory Approvals Client approvals Design is a staged process during which a number of approvals / sign-offs are required from the client. Approvals are usually given as part of the formal project review structures. In each case, there must be enough information for the client to give informed approval. The timing and sequencing of client approvals may differ from project to project, depending on how the design process is carried out. The Definitive Project Brief (including approval of each activity within the project definition, in particular the Design Brief and the Final Output Specification) is approved by the Sanctioning Authority as the outcome of Project Review 1; The Project Execution Plan (including, particularly, its design-specific elements) is developed by the Project Coordinator and is signed off by the Sponsoring Agency, also as part of Project Review 1; The Appointment of the Design Team is made by the Sponsoring Agency after notification to the Sanctioning Authority . Each member of the Design Team is appointed under a separate contract as part of Project Review 2. The Outline Sketch Scheme, the Developed Sketch Scheme and Detailed Designs (building projects) and Preliminary Planning (design) and Detailed Planning [design] (civil engineering projects) are approved by the Sponsoring Agency as the outcomes of Project Review 3, 4 and 5; and The tender documentation is approved by the Sponsoring Agency as part of the outcome of Project Review 6. Consents including statutory approvals Various regulations and laws apply to the design of projects, both building and civil engineering, and to their owners and users. Projects should be designed so that approvals from all relevant Statutory Authorities can be obtained.
- Fall '16
- Civil Engineering, Project Coordinator, project review