Architecture & Building

Many architecture firms undertake qualifying R&D activity on a daily basis but fail to take advantage of R&D Tax Relief.

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What may seem as typical day-to-day design challenges may actually qualify as R&D-related expenses.

Some architecture projects are unique and present numerous design challenges, which is why architecture firms typically spend a majority of their time in the conceptual/schematic design, design development, and construction document phases.

Examples of areas where qualifying R&D activities could exist

  • Conceptualising ideas and designs
  • Adapting to site features and orientations
  • Developing and designing plans
  • Generating construction documents
  • Computer-aided design (CAD) and building information modeling (BIM) activities
  • Producing new or innovative designs to meet BREEAM certification or energy efficient specifications
  • Collaboration and evaluation between consultants on means and methods for constructability
  • Engaging in value engineering studies

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