BS 7000-4:2013 pdf download – Design management systems Part 4: Guide to managing design in construction
This part of BS 7000 gives guidance on management of the construction designprocess at all levels, for all organizations and for all types of construction
projects.The guidance given is applicable to purpose-built constructions,equipment and components. lt is intended for those who work in and with theconstruction industry,particularly designers and those managing design. Wheregeneral management principles are given, they may be adapted to suit any sizeof design rganization or construction project.The guidance given is applicableto management of design activities throughout the life-cycle of a constructionproject, and the principles of the facilities management function.
This part of BS 7000 makes reference to, but does not cover activities prior toclient/employer initiation of a project or factors considered by clients/employerswhen selecting the most appropriate form of construction procurement.
NOTE 1 Guidance on the design of manufactured products and services is given inBS 7000-2 and BS 7000-3 respectively.
NOTE 2 This part of Bs 7000 complements Bs EN ISo 9001.
2 Normative references
The following documents, in whole or in part, are normatively referenced in thisdocument and are indispensable for its application.For dated references,onlythe edition cited applies.For undated references, the latest edition of thereferenced document (including any amendments) applies.
BS 1192,Collaborative production of architectural, engineering and constructioninformation – Code of practice
BS 4778-2,Quality vocabulary – Part 2: Quality concepts and related definitionsBS 7000-10，Design management systems – Part 10: Vocabulary of terms used indesign management
BS EN 12973,Value management
BS EN ISO 10012,Measurement management systems – Requirements formeasurement processes and measuring equipment
BS ISo 12006-2,Building construction – Organization of information aboutconstruction works – Part 2: Framework for classification of information
PAS 1192-2, Specification for information management for the capitalldeliveryphase of construction projects using Building Information Modelling
3Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this part of BS 7000, the terms and definitions given inBS 7000-10,BS 4778-2,BS 1192 and PAS 1192-2 and the following apply.3.1 CDM Coordinator
employee whose role is to “advise and assist the client to comply with theirduties under the Construction (Design and Management)] Regulations” 2
3.2 industry foundation classes (IFC)
neutral and open specification, object-based file format with a data model developed by building SMART to facilitate interoperability in the architecture,engineering and construction (AEC) industry
NOTE See BS ISO 16739 for further information.
3.3 international framework for dictionaries (IFD)
standard for terminology for libraries or ontologies
4 General Figure 2 illustrates construction procurement processes within which design management takes place as a critical activity. Initiation involves a business needs assessment, the preparation of a business case and the establishment of a gate review process. A feasibility/value management (VM) study informs client brief development and the selection of a procurement strategy aligned with the clients requirements, particularly programme, cost surety and quality. After confirming that the business needs and business case for the project have been established, a consolidated brief should be derived. Project and design management activities should be structured in the form of a process plan (see Clause 9).
5 Formation and management of the design team
The choice of procurement method affects the contractual and management relationships within the design team, but not usually the technical tasks that need to be undertaken to produce a design. The whole design team, or any particular task team, can be within the client/employer’s own organization, an independent consultant or part of a construction contractor’s organization or most commonly, permutations of these.
For all procurement methods there should be a consistent and coordinated overview and management of the design functions and design. Where there is consensus that the design arrived at is the best resolution of the client brief and employers requirements (including cost aspects), design issues ideally should not be compromised by other considerations. Suggestions from those responsible for production can inform and enhance design; these should be fed formally into the design process and be properly managed. Where such suggestions are introduced via the Construction Lead this process is the responsibility of the Project Lead supported by the Design Lead and Task Team Managers. The Project Lead should contribute to the overall planning of the project and be responsible to the employer/client (preferably directly) for planning, programming, controlling and delivering the design content.
The Project Lead should cooperate with the CDM Coordinator, liaise with the Design Lead and other design task teams and ensure that effective communications and decision making systems are applied. On projects carried out in accordance with PAS 1192-2, the CIC BIM Protocol  and the CIC Outline Scope of Services  for Information Management the Design lead liaises closely with the Information Manager (see Figure 3). Detailed planning and programming requires input from design task teams, when appointed, which can lead to revisions of the initial estimates of design cost and time targets.
On projects carried out in accordance with PAS 1192-2, the CIC BIM Protocol  and the CIC Outline Scope of Services for Information Management , some information exchange activity management responsibilities are tabulated and scheduled (CIC/INF MAN/S) for the Project Lead, Design Lead, various Task Team Managers and members, the Information Manager and interface manager in order to deliver a coordinated design.