Everything is in place, the budget is ready with the workforce and materials all ready to roll. Kevin McCloud says in his book (Grand Designs Handbook) “building a house is akin to building a rocket ship in fourteenth century Albania”… And it really can seem like that at times!
However, if all the planning has been carried out properly, there should be few surprises at this point. It should be known by now whether the site and design are feasible. Any changes that were required as a result of the investigations will have been fully incorporated within the Design, Cost Plan and Programme.
It should also be known how long the project should take and when each segment should occur. All the work package contractors should have been notified of the start date and all the suppliers should be aware that the construction phase is about to begin.