Gosh! Asking for extra fees is not something that comes easily
to many architects and other construction professionals – as individuals
and in organisations.
Dealing with requests for extra fees can be equally difficult
for clients and their advisors.
Certainly tackling additional fees efficiently and effectively
is becoming really important and absolutely necessary for the
survival, prosperity and morale of many organisations, small and
dashdot provides consultancy services discreetly, individually,
flexibly and in combinations, which endeavour to stimulate and
assist all parties to get their acts together when it comes to
resolving extra fees.
The events and services are detailed below, and are probably
best undertaken face-to-face, but virtual and remote arrangements
can be considered, and for ongoing involvements.
Charges for these consultancy services can be lump sums, or hourly
rates, with ceiling figures which will not be exceeded without
written confirmation. Short exploratory conversations on these
options and extra fee scenarios are available at no charge.
dashdot provides the following individual and combinations
of consultancy services to assist in dealing with extra fees:
CPD type modules explaining extra fees – for up
to say 1.5 hours; usually in-house locations; with delegate numbers
to suit studio / practice size and CPD arrangements.
Training Courses on extra fees – half-day; with
exercises, handouts and copies of book on “extras and changes”;
for a few up to a dozen attendees who have particular interests
or responsibilities for extra fees.
Internal Research on extra fees – a facilitated
primer, in workshop format; on useful scope, methods and criteria
for internal data collection concerning extra fees; say two hours;
for those requiring and undertaking the research to go away and
Analysis of Research & Reviews of extra fees –
independent analysis and separate report by dashdot; and/or collective
dialogue; of collected research material (following on from internal
research above); to obtain lessons learned, recommendations and
actions based on evidence, future provisions / contingent budgets;
with those who wish to optimise arrangements for extra fees, and
Advice – on standardised procedures, systems,
checklists, etc; existing or new; for tackling extra fees; for
consistency, clarity, efficiency and effectiveness; linked to
Quality Assurance as appropriate; assisting with implementation
Live Coaching & Commentaries – on real, live project
and relationship situations, related to extra fees on commissions
– with project staff and their line managers.
The services are managed by Tom Taylor, an experienced
project manager and author, including of a book on “extras
and changes – scope, time, people, resources, services... and
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