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Architects' Guide to Fee Bidding

Author/EditorNicholson, Paul (Author)
ISBN: 9780415273367
Pub Date26/09/2002
BindingPaperback
Pages176
Dimensions (mm)246(h) * 189(w)
This is a step-by-step guide through the complexities of fee bidding and provides 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.
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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.

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.

Preface. Introduction. Part I. Commercial Professionalism. Competition is Good for you. Part II. A Worked Example. A. Estimating the Cost of the Building. B. Calculating the Fee - Ad Valorem. C. Analytical Estimation of Fees. D. Summary and Analysis. Part III. The Tender Trap. Risk Analysis. Appendix.

M. Paul Nicholson MSc, PhD, MCIArb has had a wide and varied career in the construction industry, including running his own business, where his experience encompassed all types of buildings. He has been closely involved in the innovative Masters course in Architectural Briefing at the University of Sheffield, the MSc in Construction Procurement at Nottingham Trent University, and the unique MA course in Architectural Management at the University of Nottingham. Dr Nicholson is a Visiting Professor who lectures at universities in many parts of the world, and continues to develop Architectural Management within the architectural and construction professions.

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