Creating the project brief

What should the client project brief include? Let’s take a look:

  • Statement of the main function and operational requirements of the finished project
  • Client reasoning for initiating the project
  • Expectations during the project life cycle
  • The design direction
  • Single point of contact for the client during the project
  • Realistic time frame and budget

Compare this list with the brief prepared for the location, design, funding and construction of this rural electrification project in west Nile: Environmental project brief for the proposed construction of rural electrification projects in West Nile.

It is a comprehensive document, so try to identify the key headings needed for a project brief and the extent of detail required.

Your task

Using the headings from the above article, prepare the project brief for the construction of your dream home.

Post your brief on your Dream home brief Padlet wall for critique by fellow learners.


Please remember to:

  • Add a short description to briefly explain your rationale and how this informs your practice
  • Have a look at the contributions of your colleagues and post any comments if you wish
  • Ensure that any material you share respects both copyright and the wider audience

Help using Padlet

Padlet is a simple tool that allows you to post your ideas and/or share media (eg images, video) with other learners.

To add your content to the wall, select the + icon or double-click on the wall itself. You will then be able to either upload what you have discovered or link to a URL that is available in your browser address bar. For more information on how to post, please visit the Padlet website.

If you have trouble uploading your visual representation you may try to use another wall or create a link of what you have created which you can post in the comments area below, along with your comments.

By following any of the links to Padlet you will be taken to a third-party website. On this website you may be asked to submit some information about yourself. Please make sure you are familiar with the terms and conditions and privacy policy of the third-party website before submitting your information.

Whether you follow the links and submit your personal information or not, your course progress will be in no way affected.

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Procurement Strategies and Tendering

Coventry University