Last edited 06 May 2019

Fee considerations for architects

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[edit] Background

  • The monopolies commission and OFT forced the RIBA to abandon Fee Scales.
  • The RIBA are moving towards resource based fee calculation - promoting the RIBA fee calculator as a tool with outputs that can be used to explain fee calculation to clients.

[edit] Project considerations

[edit] ASSESS CLIENT RISK

  • How much support will be required? (ie: is the client experienced or not?)
  • How many stakeholders are there to satisfy?
  • Are there multiple requirements as a result that could complicate the brief?
  • Is the client's budget reasonable, can the project be achieved within it?

[edit] ASSESS PROJECT SCOPE

[edit] ASSESS POSSIBLE LEGISLATIVE RESTRICTIONS

[edit] ASSESS PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

[edit] ASSESS PROJECT PROFILE

[edit] ASSESS CLIENT REQUIREMENTS

[edit] OTHER

  • What is being asked for?/ How were you approached?
  • How is the project funded, are there other stakeholders/demands to be aware of?
  • Likely expenses.
  • Is it possible to benchmark against other practices / projects?
  • Is there any requirement to give a maximum price?

[edit] Professional obligations

[edit] Wider practice / business considerations

[edit] Calculation considerations

[edit] Work stage fees

[edit] Acknowledging added value

[edit] Resource calculation

[edit] Empirical data

[edit] Calculated prediction.

Ideally, perform a calculated prediction and test it against empirical data.

[edit] Traditional types of fee

[edit] Definition for client

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