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Standards of Professional Practice on Pre-Design Architect must submit his proposal for pre-design Expenses

SPP Document 201 services, stating the following: A client may request an Archt. to do work which
No. Content o Scope of Work will require his personal time such as
1 Introduction o Manner of Payment o Attending project-related meetings, conference
 The basic services provided by the Architect have o Owner’s Responsibilities or trips
remained relatively unchanged over the years. o Other Conditions of Services o Conducting ocular inspection of possible project
However, the architect must expand his services  The Architect can render services in any of the sites
due to increasing demands following ways: o Conferring with others regarding prospective
 It will be most advantageous to the Client to o Must have special training and be investments or ventures
involve the Architect in the earliest stage of the knowledgeable in different fields For these, the Archt., as agent of the Owner may
project o Architect’s Own Staff be paid a per diem plus out-of-pocket expenses
2 Scope of Pre-Design Services Working in a single firm to specialize in a
Cover a broad line of architectural services nominally variety of ways  Mixed Methods of Compensation
include the ff.: and other related activities o By Association, Consultation or Networking The SPP provides for than one method of
 Consultation Consultation between an Architect and a firm compensation on a project
the Architect give oral or written advice and of other disciplines, under extended terms of
direction, …renders valuable inputs whether or not Owner-Architect Agreement
to pursue the project 4 Method of Compensation
 Pre-Feasibility Studies Based on Architect’s/firm’s talents, skill, experience,
involves the procurement, analysis and use of imagination and on the type and level of professional
secondary information gathered form the project services provided
 Site Selection and Analysis
formulation of site criteria, assistance to the client  Multiple of Direct Personnel Expenses
site evaluation/analysis to determine the site Applicable only to non-creative work, the
 Site Utilization and Land-Use Studies multiplier ranges from 1.5 To 2.5, make know to
detailed analysis of the site involves the the Client first rate of Professionals and personnel
identification of site’s development potentials
 Architectural Research Formula
entails the conduct of primary and secondary A= Architect’s rate/hour
researches and assembled facts used C= Consultant’s rate/hour
 Architectural Programming T= Technical Staff rate/hour
analytical problem-seeking process will lead to the
statement and identification of both horizontal AN, CN, TN = No. of hours spent by Archt.,
and vertical requirements in offering a solution Consultant and technical Staff
 Space Planning
Determines the adequate size and appropriate M = Multiplier (1.5 to 2.5)
configuration and assemblage R = Reimbursable expenses
 Space Management Studies
Analysis of the space requirements of the project Direct Cost = AN+CN+TN
based on organizational structure and functional Fee = Direct Cost x M
set-up pinpoints linkages and interaction of spaces Total Cost of Service = Fee + R
 Value Management
Applied in cost management process to minimize  Professional Fee Plus Expenses
the negative effect of simplified operations Used where there is continuing relationship
associated with many cost-reduction programs involving a series of projects. Establishes a fixed
 Design Brief Preparation sum over and above the reimbursement for the
Under design brief preparation, the Architect Architect’s time and overhead
states the project terms of reference (ToR)
 Promotional Services  Lump Sum or Fixed Fee
Architect can act as the agent of the Owner by May be applied to government projects since they
producing and coordinating the additional entail more paper work and time-consuming
activities necessary to complete the services efforts
3 Manner of Providing Services
 After the initial meeting… with the Client, the  Per Diem, Honorarium Plus Reimbursable

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