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We are keen to support current issues in practice. We have two key pieces of work that we are working on.
ACA Fee Scales Survey 2016
ACA Fee Scales Survey CONFIDENTIAL
The ACA is still looking to issue an update to the traditional Scale Fee chart to provide a simple and realistic benchmark for percentage fees. The starting point is how many hours are actually consumed in a practice providing a proper service in relation to the size of the job. As the ACA could never be considered a monopoly, there cannot be any government objections to this as mooted to the RIBA version. In practice, the ACA feels that a recommended fee scale can be extremely useful because it is rarely clear at the beginning of a project, just how much work may be needed over the 2, 3 or more years it often takes to realize a building, particularly for new or inexperienced architects. Clients will naturally try to underestimate the effort which may ultimately be involved whilst good architects investigate more aspects of a building which inevitably takes more time. Quality requires time and resources. The purpose of this survey is to assess the time that a good service has actually taken real architects in the past decade and from this try to prepare a contemporary recommended fee scale to reflect contemporary staff wages with standard overheads and profit margins.
Please fill out the attached form with a selection of projects since 2000 which you feel took a reasonable amount of time to give a good professional result so that we have a reliable database on which to assess fees.