The RIBA Plan of Work 2013 is the definitive framework for the contemporary building design and construction process. It provides a stage-by-stage model to assist all members of the project team to manage the process from inception to completion and beyond. This practical guide explains how the RIBA Plan of Work 2013 can be applied for optimal results in construction projects, revealing the Plan of Work as much more than just a project framework. It can be used as a tool to ensure best outcomes and guide thinking across a range of key themes including whole life costs, procurement routes, BIM, and social and environmental sustainability. With useful explanations of the various stages and technical terms, this book is packed with guidance and tips for using the Plan of Work to ensure genuinely integrated projects. Intended as complementary to the RIBA Plan of Work 2013 Online, the RIBA Job Book, and Assembling the Project Team, it is aimed at construction professionals industry-wide, from architectural practices to clients and contractors, as well as students studying for their professional examinations.