Business continuity and disaster planning

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It is important that architecture practices have a Business Continuity and Crisis Management Plan (BCCMP) in place so that they are resilient, disruptions to their operations are minimised (when they might arise) and clients have the assurance that their projects can continue with relative ease and consistency, should the unexpected occur.

This note addresses the business continuity for architecture practices in the context of the sudden loss of a practice director and disaster planning (such as natural disasters, political upheaval, cyberattacks and pandemics). It provides a guide as to the considerations that an architectural practice may wish to consider when developing a BCCMP, which will be unique to the relevant architectural practice.

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The Business Continuity and Crisis Management Plan (BCCMP):