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Good Practice Guide: Fees

Author/EditorBrookhouse, Stephen (Author)
Farrall, Peter (Author)
Publisher: RIBA Publishing
ISBN: 9781859469309
Pub Date01/02/2021
BindingPaperback
Pages136
Dimensions (mm)234(h) * 156(w)
$41.79
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Architects are finding the procurement landscape increasingly complex and competitive. This book shows practitioners the ways that fees are calculated, negotiated and managed. It will increase your understanding of the different fee-earning roles for architects, professional services contracts, how to calculate sustainable fee levels and improve negotiation skills. It also includes information on how to monitor and manage fees and the resources required to deliver projects, managing change in the scope of the project and related services, where to add value and to highlight risk areas that may impact on sustaining the business. Case studies explain good and bad practice to illustrate effective fee management, drawn from the authors’ direct experience as practitioners and investigating client complaints.

Architects are finding the procurement landscape increasingly complex and competitive. This book shows practitioners the ways that fees are calculated, negotiated and managed. It will increase your understanding of the different fee-earning roles for architects, professional services contracts, how to calculate sustainable fee levels and improve negotiation skills. It also includes information on how to monitor and manage fees and the resources required to deliver projects, managing change in the scope of the project and related services, where to add value and to highlight risk areas that may impact on sustaining the business. Case studies explain good and bad practice to illustrate effective fee management, drawn from the authors’ direct experience as practitioners and investigating client complaints.

Stephen Brookhouse is Professor of Professional Practice in Architecture at University of Westminster. His background is in commercial practice, specialising in strategic advice and project management. Prior to his current position, he was RIBA Part 3 Course Leader at University of Westminster for 15 years and professional studies lead on the MArch programme. Peter Farrall is a Senior Lecturer at University of Liverpool. Prior to current position, he was Partner at a multidisciplinary practice in Chester for 25 years, specialising in the education sector. Peter also worked in a senior position with two large practices dealing with commercial and residential projects. He is Past-President of the Liverpool Architectural Society, and served on the National Council and Conduct committee of the RIBA.

Foreword Acknowledgments Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Procurement and the Architect's Scope of Services Chapter 3: Your Professional Services Contract Chapter 4: Office Finances, Impact on Fees and Charge-Out Rates Chapter 5: Fee Calculation and Negotiation Chapter 6: Resourcing and Effective Time Management Chapter 7: Monitoring Projects, Change Control and Managing Fees Chapter 8: Invoicing and Cashflow Chapter 9: Putting it into Practice: A Case Study Chapter 10: Summary and Conclusions Notes Index

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