What is ‘initial design work’?

‘Initial design work’ includes feasibility studies to enable the client to decide whether or not to proceed with the project, and any work necessary to identify the client’s requirements or possible constraints on the development. Designers should encourage the appointment of a CDM co-ordinator at the earliest opportunity. The following examples illustrate what is beyond preliminary design, and therefore which should not be progressed in the absence of a CDM co-ordinator:

	Work within and beyond RIBA Stage C

	Work within and beyond CIC Consultant Contract 2006 Stage

	Work beyond OGC Gateway 1

	Work within and beyond ACE Agreement A(1) or B (1) 2002 Stage C3