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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 large.

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 collect evidence.

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 related matters.

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 and applications.

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 fees” (2022).

Please also visit dashdotpublications.co.uk and tomtaylor.info