I have an idea… where do I start?

The concept stage of a construction project is effectively stage zero. At this stage the customer or client will probably be “on their own”. However, the decisions made at this stage are likely to have a significant impact on the outcomes of a project and how much value can be gained from the investment.

It is important for the customer to take a broad view of what is intended to be achieved and how the project objectives fit in with the vision and values of their business.

This is the time when the customer defines what is important or of value to them and what they want to achieve from the project.

At the concept stage the following key themes have been identified to ensure that best value is achieved from the construction process :