Briefing For Buildings.

We don’t just make software for construction briefing—we also write about it. Our co-founder Juriaan van Meel has written an influential book about construction briefing, together with Kjersti Bjørkeng Størdal from Gottlieb Paludan Architects.

The book’s premise is that every construction project should start with the development of a good brief. A good brief clearly defines what the construction client wants from the project. It provides the design team with the information and inspiration they need to design a successful solution. Moreover, the brief functions as a framework for quality management during the project.

BriefBuilder is mentioned in the book, but only briefly. Juriaan and Kjersti take a broad approach and discuss briefing techniques, different types of briefs, the organisational aspects of briefing, the interrelation between briefing and design, and the various topics that can be covered in a brief. Thereby, the book provides all the guidance needed to develop high-performance briefs.

Please note: the book is explicitly about building projects. We believe however that the basic principles that are being discussed in the book can be applied to any kind of AEC project.

You can order a (beautifully produced) physical copy, or look at the free online version of the book.