Architectural Fees In Architecture

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1.1. Executive Summary
This essay intends to analyse architectural fees and different fee types that are in typically utilized within architectural practice, in doing so it will investigate the different fee structures within the profession and how these are perceived by the clients paying for the service.
Analysing fees within a practice will enable us to establish an understanding of the historical, social, environmental and legislation that govern how architects get paid.
It intends to identify the architect's role, responsibilities and potential liabilities when providing a service to its prospective clients and advise a client, to clearly identify the service to be provided and to formalise the appointment.
By analysing g these factors
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3.1. Fee Agreements
Architecture is typically a service based industry; hence the fees are for a service and not a product based. ..............
The trouble with this is that clients don’t see architecture as a service based industry and perceive it as a product based industry, the product being a set of deliverables, consisting of drawings documents and specifications, In this instance it becomes easier to for the client to appraise architectural fees, they can measure the deliverables against the price.
The reality is that the set of deliverables are product of the architectural service they are a expression the clients briefing
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It excludes VAT, planning fees and charges, loose furniture and fittings’ .
Percentage fees are the most common method of compensation for architectural services, it has been used for many years allow the fee to be associated with the cost of the works, i.e. if the project scope increases the architectural fee will increase. This also has a reverse affect, if the architect is able to reduce the cost of the works the fee is reduced, this can seem arbitrary to clients dealing with a project for this first time, clients may perceive that the architect is m ore likely to increase costs as oppose to reducing them as he hs a vest3edintrest in seeing the construction costs increasing. ............
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