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BS 8895-2:2015 gives recommendations for the processes, information exchanges and responsibilities for design teams to incorporate into projects at the concept design and developed design stages of a building project. It provides recommendations on how to implement material efficiency after receiving the initial project brief at the end of stage 1 of the RIBA plan of work [N1] (preparation and brief).

NOTE 1 This British Standard follows the RIBA plan of work [N1] stages and requirements, focusing on 'Stage 2 Concept Design' and 'Stage 3 Developed Design'. 'Stage 0 Strategic Definition' and 'Stage 1 Preparation and Brief' are covered in BS 8895-1.

BS 8895-2 is intended to be used by the design team when preparing concept and developed designs to include proposals for material efficiency. These then inform the final project brief and other strategies such as the sustainability strategy and project execution plan. During the developed design stage the material efficient proposals are embedded within the design and other related information. Some of the design activities might occur in either the concept and/or developed design stages dependent upon the complexity and procurement route of the project. BS 8895-2 takes account of this, providing a flexible approach in applying material efficiency.

NOTE 2 Material efficiency includes optimizing material use, using reclaimed materials, increasing the proportion of materials with a higher level of recycled content, using durable materials, designing out waste, planning and enabling for deconstruction, waste reduction, reuse, and recycling. These are considered throughout the buildings lifecycle.

NOTE 3 For an explanation of the case for material efficiency including the financial, environmental and social drivers, see BS 8895-1.

NOTE 4 Annex A shows the core objectives and information exchanges in relation to material efficiency at each of the seven stages of the RIBA plan of work [N1] stages.

Cross References:
BS 8895-1
BS 7000-4:2013
BS EN 15804:2012+A1:2013

All current amendments available at time of purchase are included with the purchase of this document.