Architects' Guide to Fee Bidding [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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Architects' Guide to Fee Bidding

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203994979
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publication date: 9/26/2002
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Pt. I Commercial Professionalism
Design 9
Management 15
Design and build 23
Bids and fees 35
Pt. II Worked Examples
A The probable building cost 55
B Calculating the fees - ad valorem 73
C Analytical estimating of fees 81
D Analysis and conclusions 119
Pt. III The Tender Trap
Risk management 139
Appendix 147
References 155
Index 161
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