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Getting to good design

From early involvement, concept design, through to procurement, this guide will assist in to achieving good design.

Early involvement

The impact of OVGA’s advice depends on its timing. As a guiding principle, the earlier advice is sought, the greater the positive influence this advice can have on achieving good design outcomes. This is particularly important for project ambition, sustainable design and functionality.

Building OVGA into the process

From concept design through to procurement, consistent and iterative design reviews ensure quality is sustained throughout all project stages. OVGA’s expert advice needs to be integrated into the delivery program at key touch points to ensure the value to the project can be maximised.

Did you know?
The design phase of a project typically costs less than a half per cent of total project costs but can save significantly more over the project’s life cycle.

Total Project costs

Total Project costs

Pie chart showing $ total project = $ construction (2-3%), $ maintenance (9-12%), $ design (0.3-0.5%) and $ operating (85%)

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Impact of influencing and changing design

Impact of influencing and changing design

Graph showing - The impact of Good Design Impact vs Activity stages. How it affects the ability to influence design and the cost to change the design.

The activity levels are vision, budget, briefing, planning, design concept, design development and construction.

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Reviewed 04 July 2023

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