Architect's Guide to Fee Bidding

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Taylor & Francis, 2003 - Architecture - 162 pages
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Fee bidding still generates emotive reactions from within many sections of the architectural profession. Fee bidding is not taught in most schools of architecture, so practitioners generally rely on hunches and guesswork. It is these wild card guesses, which exacerbate the poor levels of income for which the architectural profession is renowned. This book introduces practising architects, architectural managers and senior students, to the philosophy and practice of analytical estimating for fees. By means of a detailed case study it illustrates the many problems which may be encountered in the calculation of fees for professional services. It gives a step-by-step guide through the complexities of fee bidding and acts as a source of reference to successful bidding. A detailed discussion of the philosophy of design management and architectural management is developed as a backdrop to the preparation of a bid. It leads the reader through the mysteries of converting the calculation of a bid into a serious tender. This unique text is an essential guide for all practitioners, particularly those at the commencement of their careers and Part 3 students. Indeed it will be of importance to all constructional professionals who operate within a highly competitive market.
 

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Contents

Competition is good for you
3
Design
9
Management
15
Variety of procurement routes
21
Designled and build
27
Brooks method of architect selection
33
Bids and fees
35
Estimating architects fees
44
lntroduction
74
Analytical estimating of fees
81
Schedule of accommodation
90
Additional factors l 10
110
Analysis and conclusions
119
Analysis of the project
127
Stage payments
137
A final caution
144

Estimating method
51
Precedent studies Method l
60
Landscaping and external works Spons
68

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Ian Shaw is a lecturer in Egyptian Archaeology at the University of Liverpool, England. From 1986 to 1990 he edited the ancient Egyptian section of the Macmillan Dictionary of Art. Paul Nicholson is Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the School of History and Archaeology, Cardiff University, Wales. He is a specialist in ancient crafts and industries, particularly those of ancient Egypt.

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