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UNITED ARCHITECTS OF THE PHILIPPINES

ARCHITECTS
GUIDELINES
STANDARDS OF
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

METHODSOF COMPENSATION
& SCHEDULE OF FEES
UAP DOC. 208-A

ARCHITECTS
GUIDELINES
STANDARDS OF
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

METHODS OF COMPENSATION
& SCHEDULE OF FEES
(UAP DOC. 208-A)
ON THE FOLLOWING ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES
(1) Pre-Design Services
(2) Regular Design Services

(UAP Doc. 201)


(UAP Doc. 202)

(3)

Specialized Architectural Services (UAP Doc. 203)

(4)

Full-Time Supervision

(5)

Construction Management

(UAP Doc. 204-B)

(6)

Post-Construction Services

(UAP Doc. 205)

(7)

Comprehensive Architectural

(UAP Doc. 206)

(UAP Doc. 204-A)

Services
(8)

Design-Build Services

(9) Architectural Design Competition


(10) Professional Architectural
Consulting Services

(UAP Doc. 207)


(UAP Doc. 208)
(UAP Doc. 209)

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CONTENTS
The Virtues of an Architect
UAP-IAPOA Purpose and Objectives
Code of Ethics
PRBoA Resolution
Preface
Acknowledgements
Foreword
Archt. Rozanno C. Rosal, FUAP
UAP National President 2012- 2013
Introduction
Rule I Title, Rationale, Objectives, Policy Statement
and Definition of Terms
Section 1: Title
Section 2: Rationale
Section 3: Objectives
Section 4: Policy Statement
Section 5: Definition of Terms
Rule IIMethods of Compensation
Section 1: Criteria
Section 2: Methods of Compensation
Rule III Schedule of Fees onTypes of Architectural Services
(Matrix of Services)
Section 1: Pre-Design Services
(UAPDoc.201)
Section 2: Regular Design Services
(UAPDoc.202)
Section 3: Specialized Architectural Services (UAP Doc.203)
Section 4: Full-Time Supervision
(UAP Doc.204-A)
Section 6: Construction Management
(UAP Doc. 204-B)
Section 5: Post-Construction Services
(UAPDoc.205)
Section 7: Comprehensive Architectural
(UAP Doc.206)
Services
Section 8: Design-Build Services
(UAPDoc.207)
Section 9: Architectural Design Competition (UAP Doc. 208)
Section 10: Professional Architectural
(UAP Doc.209)
Consulting Services
Rule IV - Regulating and Implementing Body
Section 1: Regulating Board

Rule V- General Provisions


Section 1: Criteria for Establishing Methods of Compensation
Section 2: Collection of Professional Fees
Section 3: Bank: Collecting Agent
Section 4: Interest due on Late Payment of Fees
Section 5: Payment Schedules
Section 6: Clients Responsibilities
Section 7: Other Condition of Services
Section 8: Compliance to RA 9266
Section 9: Compliance to Architectural Practice and Other UAP
Documents
Section 10: Professional Responsibility and Civil Liability
Section 11: Arbitration Clause
Section 12: Penalty Clause and sanction
Section 13: Effectivity

THE VIRTUES OF AN ARCHITECT


May the Architect be high-minded;
not arrogant, but faithful;
just, and easy to deal with,
without avarice;
Not let his mind be occupied
in receiving gifts,
but let him preserve his good name
with dignity

Marcus Vitruvius Pollio

UAP-IAPOA
Purpose and Objectives
As the Integrated and Accredited Professional Organization of Architects (IAPOA)
under the Architecture Act of 2004 (R.A. 9266), the United Architects of the Philippines
(UAP) has the following purpose and objectives:
a) To cooperate with the Board of Architecture (BOA), Professional Regulation
Commission (PRC) and other government agencies in discharging its
functions, duties and responsibilities as the Integrated and Accredited
Professional Organization of Architects(IAPOA) as follows:
1) Nomination to the vacant positions to the Board of Architecture (BOA);
2) Responsibility of preparing the program of Continuing Professional
Development (CPD);
3) Endorsement of practice of foreign nationals to be issued temporary
special permit;
4) Recommendation of compliance with liability insurance under a temporary
special permit;
5) Monitoring compliance and endorsing to/filing a complaint with the Board
of Architecture (BOA) and /or Professional Regulation Commission (PRC)
for violation of the R.A. 9266 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations
(IRR), code of ethics, standards of professional practice and other policies
of the Board and of the Commission and with other agencies for violations
of other relevant laws, regulations and the like; and
6) Some other functions, duties and responsibilities as may be prescribed by
the Board of Architecture (BOA).
b) To establish an appropriate organizational structure that will serve best the
interest of its individual members and providing for among others a
democratic process of election;
c) To ensure good governance in all matters pertaining to the organization;
d) To ensure active participation of all PRC-BOA registered architects in this
Integrated and Accredited Professional Organization of architects (IAPOA);
e) To establish and promote the highest standards of ethical conduct and
professional excellence in the practice and service of architecture, through
strict adherence with the laws and codes that protect and govern it;
f) To maintain the highest standards of architectural education and practice,
through the conduct research in architecture and architecture related
subjects for the academic curricula in architecture and the continuing
professional development program;
g) To cooperate and coordinate with other local/national and international
organizations in the field of architecture, environmental design and other field
of arts, science and technology to ensure participation of UAP global
concerns; and

h) To cooperate and coordinate with other allied professions, trade and industry
in developing progressive ideas in architecture and environmental concerns
as well as their practical application for the welfare of the community and
country.
UAP Articles of Incorporation as amended and improved by SEC on Jan. 12,
2006.

CODE OF ETHICS
I shall work with the general objective that my duty is not only to myself, but also to
my country and God.
I shall uphold the ideas and follow the norms of conduct of a noble profession and
endlessly endeavour to further its just ends.
I shall humbly seek success not through the measure of solicited personal publicity, but
by industrious application to my work, strive to merit a reputation for quality of service
and for fair dealing.
I shall ask from all, fair remuneration for my service while respecting and asking no
profits from any other source.
I shall hold the interest of my Client over and above any self-interest for financial
returns.
I shall exercise
disinterestedness.

my

professional

prerogatives

always

with

impartiality

and

I shall avoid any private business investments or venture which may tend to influence
my professional judgment to the detriment of the trust placed upon me.
I shall inspire by my behaviour the loyalty of my associates and subordinates and take
upon me the mentorship of the aspirants to the profession.
I shall confine my criticisms and praises within constructive and inspirational limits and
never resort to these means to further malicious motives.
I shall dedicated myself to the pursuits of creative endeavour towards the goal of
enlightened Art and Science, generously sharing with colleagues, friends and strangers
alike the benefits of my experience and expertise.

PREFACE
On October 25, 1965, the Architects National Code was approved and adopted by the
three (3) architectural organizations existing at that time, namely; the Philippine Institute
of Architects (PIA), the League of Philippine Architects (LPA) and the Association of
Philippine Government Architects (APGA).
On January 15, 1975, the three (3) architectural organizations were integrated intoone
association called the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP).
The UAP, in response to the need to review and update the documents in order to be
more responsive to the practice of the Profession in the Philippines prepared and
divided the Architects National Code into two divisions namely:
1. Code of Ethical Conduct
and
2. Standards of Professional Practice
On July 21, 1979, the Architects National Code was approved by the UAP National
Board of Directors and on September 24, 1979, the Professional Regulation
Commission (PRC) through the Board of Architecture (BOA), adopted the Architects
National Code as part of the Rules and Regulations to which all practicing architects
shall conform in the performance of their duties and obligations.
After 28 years on August 18, 2007, the UAP National Board of Directors headed by
Archt. Medeliano T. Roldan, Jr., FUAP then UAP National Presidentpassed a Board
Resolution approving the UAP Proposal No.04 with the intent of creating a Special
Committee to handle all matters relating to the compilation, review, evaluation,
amendments and revision of the Documents on Standards on Professional Practice
and related UAP Documents including Guidelines on Corporate Practice of
Architecture. Subsequently on August 21, 2007, Executive Order No. 0708-006 was
passed creating and establishing a Special Committee on Standards of Professional
Practice to comply with the provisions of Republic Act 9266 (the Architecture Act of
2004) and Batas PambansaBlg. 68 (the Corporate Code of the Philippines) and other
related rules, regulations and codes, and to respond to the increasing public and users
demand, the evaluation of new standards of regulated professional practice, the
advancement of technology and the enactment of new laws.
The Ad-Hoc Committees on Standards of Professional Practice during one of their
meetings unanimously agreed to consolidate all the Architects Compensations and
Schedule of Fees into one (1) document, then UAP National President Archt. Ana S.
Mangalino-Ling, FUAP, Apec Architect mandated and tasked the committee headed by
Archt. Norberto M. Nuke, FUAP, LIKHA, Apec Architect to prepare the document to be
presented to the UAP National Board of Directors for approval.
The title ARCHITECTS GUIDELINES on Standards of Professional Practice,
METHODS OF COMPENSATION AND SCHEDULE OF FEES UAP DOC. 208-A was
adopted from the documents on Standards of Professional Practice, the 1979 UAP

DOC. 208-b Methods of Compensation and the consolidation on Methods of


Compensation and Schedule of Fees on all types of Architectural Services. The new
version includes a comprehensive Methods of Compensation and Schedule of Fees as
the practice of architecture has become more complex and intricate to meet the
challenges in determining the right compensation as the Architect services increases.
To effectively respond to the present needs and demands of the profession, the
Committee had prepared the ARCHITECTS GUIDELINES, defining the rules and
regulations to be followed in implementing the provisions on METHODS OF
COMPENSATION AND SCHEDULE OF FEES UAP DOC. 208-A.
The UAP National Board of Directors in their last regular meeting held on June 26,
2010 at UAP National Headquarters in Quezon City, approved Board Resolution 09-10
No. 7-16 for adoption the ARCHITECTS GUIDELINES on Standards of Professional
Practice, METHODS OF COMPENSATION AND SCHEDULE OF FEES, UAP DOC.
208-A.
The Architects Guidelines will be the official IAPOA issuance to be observed by all
IAPOA members

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
The Committee on Standards of Professional Practice, METHODS OF COMPENSATION & SCHEDULE
OF FEES UAP DOC. 208-A would like to acknowledge the following persons for their contribution in
making the ARCHITECTS GUIDELINES possible:
Committee on Professional Practice 1979
Chairman
Felipe M. Mendoza, FUAP, LIKHA, Apec Architect
Vice Chairman
Froilan L. Hong, CUAP, Apec Architect
Members
Otilio A. Arellano, FUAP
Cesar V. Canchela, FUAP, LIKHA, Apec Architect
Antonio S. Dimalanta, FUAP
Cristina R. Fugoso, FUAP
Geronimo V. Manahan, CUAP, LIKHA, Apec Architect
Norberto M. Nuke, FUAP, LIKHA, Apec Architect
Rebecca V. Tobia, CUAP
Professional Regulation Commission 1979
Commissioner
Eric C. Nubla, FUAP
Ass.Comm.
Atty. NumerianoTanopo Jr.
PRC-Board of Architecture 1979
Chairman
Anastacio R. Bernal, FUAP
Members
Norberto M. Nuke, FUAP, LIKHA, Apec Architect
Cresenciano C. De Castro, FUAP
UAP Document 202 Group 2004
Chairperson
Corazon F. Tandoc, FUAP
Members
Maria Elena C. Cayanan, FUAP
Daniel C. Go, FUAP, Apec Architect
Jose Siao Ling, FUAP, Apec Architect
Raul R. Locsin, FUAP
Simeon C. Tan, FUAP
Domingo LL. Tablizo, Jr. FUAP
Committee on Standards of Professional Practice (SPP) 2005-2007
Honorary Chairman Edric Marco C. Florentino, FUAP, Apec Architect
Chairman
ProsperidadC. Luis, FUAP, Apec Architect
Members
Norberto M. Nuke, FUAP, LIKHA, Apec Architect
Edilberto F. Florentino, FUAP, LIKHA, Apec Architect
Froilan L. Hong, FUAP, Apec Architect
Yolanda D. Reyes FUAP, Apec Architect, HAIA
Emmanuel P. Cuntapay, FUAP
Maria Cristina V. Turalba, FUAP
Corazon F. Tandoc, FUAP
Maria Elena C. Cayanan, FUAP
Daniel C. Go, FUAP, Apec Architect
Jose Siao Ling, FUAP, Apec Architect
Angeline T. Chua Chiaco, FUAP, Apec Architect
PRC- Board of Architecture Chairman
EugeneG.Gan, FUAP
Members
Fernando L. Santos, FUAP
Miguel R. Caluza, FUAP
UAP National Board of Directors 2009 2010
Executive Committee
National President
Ana S. Mangalino-Ling, FUAP, Apec Architect
National Executive Vice-President Michael T. Ang, FUAP, Apec Architect
Vice President Area A
EdithaP.De Vera, UAP

Vice President Area B


Domingo LL. Tablizo, Jr. FUAP
Vice President Area C
Guillermo H. Hisancha, FUAP
Vice President Area D
JemmaSarol-Semana, UAP
Secretary General
Gil C. Evasco, UAP
National Treasurer
Amado E. Tandoc, Jr., UAP
National Auditor
Ernesto D. Tianco, UAP
Immediate Past National President Medeliano T. Roldan, Jr., FUAP
Chancellor, College of Fellows
Noralita B. Cruz-Dumlao, FUAP
Regional District Directors
District Director A1a Reymundo L. Florentino, UAP
District Director A1b Dominador P. Macatunggal, UAP
District Director A2aGerman F. Ramirez, Jr., UAP
District Director A2bMelencio D. Manalo, UAP
District Director A3
Richard M. Garcia, FUAP
District Director A4
Leonardo M. Antonio, UAP
District Director A5
Gerardo P. Yatco, UAP
District Director B1
Bernardo R. Laurena, FUAP
District Director B2 AnabelR.Carangan-Velencia, UAP
District Director B3
Wayne Matthew J. Jaro, UAP
District Director B4
Warren P. Quiambao, UAP
District Director B5
Jose B. Malazarte, UAP
District Director C1 Alan G. Choachuy, UAP
District Director C2 Jose Glenn G. De Guzman, UAP
District Director C3 Paul L. Conde, UAP
District Director C4 Ramon Francisco M. Teruel, UAP
District Director D1 William C. Yong, UAP
District Director D2 Jose Luisito C. Millevo, UAP
District Director D3 Richard J. Tan, UAP
District Director D4 Trinidad G. Saligumba
Executive Directors
Commission on Professional Practice
Commission on Education
Commission on Governmental
& External Affairs
Commission on Internal Affairs
Center for Filipino Architecture
Professional Development Commission
Commission on Conventions,
Exhibits & Area Assemblies
College of Fellows (COF) 2009 2010
Chancellor
Chancellor-Elect
Vice Chancellor
Scribe
Bursar
Immediate Past Chancellor/
Member, Jury of Fellows
Member, Jury of Fellows
Member, Jury of Fellows
Member, Jury of Fellows
Member, Jury of Fellows

Daniel C. Go, FUAP


Gloria B. Teodoro, FUAP
Corazon C. Adivoso, UAP
Pamela N. Amador, FUAP
Robert Benedict C. Hermoso, FUAP
Gerald Rey A. Lico, PhD, UAP
Roger T. Ong, UAP

Noralita B. Cruz-Dumlao, FUAP


Edric Marco C. Florentino, FUAP, Apec Architect
Armin B. Sarthou, FUAP
Eriberto V. Aguirre, FUAP
KaKuen T. Chua, FUAP
Maria Cristina B. Turalba, FUAP
Prosperidad C. Luis, FUAP, Apec Architect
Norberto M. Nuke, FUAP, LIKHA,ApecArchitect
Yolanda D. Reyes, FUAP, Apec Architect, HAIA
Corazon F. Tandoc, FUAP

UAP National Board of Directors 2010-2011


Executive Committee
National President
Ramon S. Mendoza, FUAP
National Executive Vice-President
Michael T. Ang, FUAP, Apec Architect
Vice President Area A
Richard M. Garcia, FUAP
Vice President Area B
Rozanno C. Rosal, FUAP
Vice President Area C
Benjamin John A. Alino, UAP
Vice President Area D
JemmaSarol-Semana, UAP
Secretary General
Rey S. Gabitan, UAP

National Treasurer
Armando Eugene C. De Guzman III, UAP
National Auditor
Angelito S. Soriano, UAP
Immediate Past National President Ana S. Mangalino-Ling, FUAP, Apec Architect
Chancellor, College of Fellows
Edric Marco C. Florentino, FUAP, ApecArchitect
Regional District Directors
District Director A1a Claudio O. Rillera, Jr., UAP
District Director A1b
Jose P. Gonzaga, UAP
District Director A2a
Reynaldo DC. Abad, UAP
District Director A2b
Melencio D. Manalo, UAP
District Director A3
Alfred Geoffrey C. Carandang, UAP
District Director A4
Donato B. Magcale, UAP
District Director A5
Felicisimo A. Tejuco, Jr., UAP
District Director B1
Annie Corpuz-Pugeda, UAP
District Director B2
Junar P. Tablan, UAP
District Director B3
Jaime A. Pua, UAP
District Director B4
Jaime A. Patalud, UAP
District Director B5
Rommel R. Alanis, UAP
District Director C1
Emmanuel Jesus DR. Avila, UAP
District Director C2
Gil V. Juesna, Jr., UAP
District Director C3
Danilo M. Fuentebella, FUAP
District Director C4
Rony P. De Juan, UAP
District Director D1
Ramonito G. Octaviano, UAP
District Director D2
Noel DS.Querijero, UAP
District Director D3
Ferdinand A. Dumpa, UAP
District Director D4
Trinidad G. Saligumba, UAP
Executive Directors
Commission on Professional Practice
Commission on Education
Commission on Governmental
& External Affairs
Commission on Internal Affairs
Center for Filipino Architecture
Professional Development Commission
Commission on Conventions,
Exhibits & Area Assemblies

Bibiano A. Luzante, Jr., FUAP


John Joseph T. Hernandez, UAP
Ma. Benita O. Regala, UAP
Domingo LL. Tablizo, Jr., FUAP
Gerald Rey A. Lico, PhD, UAP
Leah M. Punongbayan-Dela Rosa, UAP
Roger T. Ong, UAP

College of Fellows (COF) 2010-2011


Chancellor
Edric Marco C. Florentino, FUAP, Apec Architect
Chancellor-Elect
Renato L. Punzalan, FUAP
Vice- Chancellor
KaKuen T. Chua, FUAP
Scribe
Eriberto V. Aguirre, FUAP
Bursar
Maria Lisa V. Santos, FUAP
Immediate Past Chancellor/
Noralita B. Cruz-Dumlao, FUAP
Member- Jury of Fellows
Member, Jury of Fellows
Corazon F. Tandoc, FUAP
Member, Jury of Fellows
Norberto M. Nuke, FUAP, LIKHA, ApecArchitect
Member, Jury of Fellows
Prosperidad C. Luis, FUAP, Apec Architect
Member, Jury of Fellows
Ricardo R. Poblete, FUAP
UAP National Board of Directors 2011 2012
Executive Committee
National President
Ramon S. Mendoza, FUAP
National Executive Vice-President
Ma. Benita O. Regala, UAP
Vice President Area A
Melencio D. Manalo, UAP
Vice President Area B
Norman B. Morales, UAP
Vice President Area C
Alan G. Choachuy, UAP
Vice President Area D
Marlo J. Basco, UAP
Secretary General
Rey S. Gabitan, UAP
National Treasurer
Armando Eugene C. De Guzman III, UAP
National Auditor
Angelito S. Soriano, UAP
Immediate Past National President Ana S. Mangalino-Ling, FUAP, Apec Architect
Chancellor, College of Fellows
Renato L. Punzalan, FUAP

Regional District Directors


District Director A1a
Abel S. Navarro, UAP
District Director A1b James S. Tuddao, UAP
District Director A2a
Ma. Teresa V. Gopez, UAP
District Director A2b
Tony-Kar M. Balde III, UAP
District Director A3
Emiterio C. Nolasco, UAP
District Director A4
Noel E. Nicolas, UAP
District Director A5
Jesus R. Aguinaldo, UAP
District Director B1
Serge T. Chua (Unsu), Jr., FUAP
District Director B2
Mark Louie M. Soriquez, UAP
District Director B3
Rene Richie A. Corcuera,UAP
District Director B4
Darwin L. Averion, UAP
District Director B5
Nonito V. Manila, UAP
District Director C1
Maria Sarah J. Abadia, UAP
District Director C2
Roberto T. Aguillon, UAP
District Director C3
Edito A. Cumpio, UAP
District Director C4
Gil V. Japitana, UAP
District Director D1
Maia Rebecca F. Hagad, UAP
District Director D2
Raoul L. Quijano, UAP
District Director D3
Ferdinand L. Dumpa, UAP
District Director D4
Bernoven D. Nayal, UAP
Executive Directors
Commission on Professional Practice Abelardo E. Firmeza, FUAP
Commission on Education
John Joseph T. Fernandez, UAP
Commission on Governmental
Mohammadsarfraz A. Uttoh, UAP
& External Affairs
Commission on Internal Affairs
Antonio A. Valdez, UAP
Center for Filipino Architecture
Gerard Rey A. Lico, PhD, UAP
Professional Development Commission Leah M. Punongbayan-dela Rosa, UAP
Commission on Conventions,
Roger T. Ong, UAP
Exhibits & Area Assemblies
College of Fellows (COF) 2011- 2012
Chancellor
Chancellor-Elect
Vice-Chancellor
Scribe
Bursar
Immediate Past Chancellor/
Member- Jury of Fellows
Member- Jury of Fellows
Member- Jury of Fellows
Member- Jury of Fellows
Member- Jury of Fellows

Renato L. Punzalan, FUAP


Medeliano T. Roldan, Jr. FUAP
MariaLisa V. Santos, FUAP
Miguel M. Carpio, FUAP
Domingo LL. Tablizo, FUAP
Edric Marco C. Florentino, FUAP, Apec Architect
Edilberto F. Florentino, FUAP, LIKHA, Apec Architect
Maria Cristina V. Turalba, FUAP
Yolanda David. Reyes, FUAP, Apec Architect, HAIA
Richeto C. Alcordo, FUAP

Past UAP National Presidents (Council of Elders)


Norberto M. Nuke, FUAP, LIKHA, Apec Architect
Manuel T. Manosa, Jr. FUAP, LIKHA, Apec Architect
Froilan L. Hong, FUAP, Apec Architect
Angel R. Lazaro, Jr. FUAP, LIKHA, Apec Architect
Jaime C. Marquez, FUAP
Richeto C. Alcordo, FUAP
Nestor S. Mangio, FUAP, ApecArchirtect
Emmanuel P. Cuntapay, FUAP
Yolanda David. Reyes, FUAP, Apec Architect, HAIA
Prosperidad C. Luis, FUAP, Apec Architect
Robert S. Sac, FUAP
Enrique O. Olonan, FUAP
Edric Marco C. Florentino, FUAP, Apec Architect
Medeliano T. Roldan, Jr. FUAP
AnaS. Mangalino-Ling, FUAP, Apec Architect

Special Committee on Professional Practice 2007 2010


Chairman
Edric Marco C. Florentino, FUAP, Apec Architect
Members
Norberto M. Nuke, FUAP, LIKHA, Apec Architect
Prosperidad C. Luis, FUAP, Apec Architect
Yolanda D. Reyes FUAP, Apec Architect, HAIA
Maria Cristina V. Turalba, FUAP
Edilberto F. Florentino, FUAP, LIKHA, Apec Architect
Ana S. Mangalino-Ling, FUAP, Apec Architect
Michael T. Ang, FUAP, Apec Architect
George S. Salvan, FUAP
Armin B. Sarthou, Jr., FUAP
Miguel C. Guerrero III, FUAP, Apec Architect
Leah F. Ybaez-Martin, UAP
PRC-Board of Architecture 2008 - 2012
Chairman
Armando Dominador N. Alli, FUAP, Apec Architect
Members
Angeline T. Chua Chiaco, FUAP, Apec Architect
Marietta B. Segovia, UAP
PRC-Board of Architecture 2012 up to present
Chairman
Rolando L. Cordero, FUAP
Members
Angeline T. Chua Chiaco, FUAP, Apec Architect
Marietta B. Segovia, UAP
Special Committee on SPP UAP Doc. 208-A 2011 - 2012
Renato L. Punzalan, FUAP
Edilberto F. Florentino, FUAP, LIKHA, Apec Architect
Prosperidad C. Luis, FUAP, Apec Architect
Yolanda D. Reyes, FUAP, Apec Architect, HAIA
Edric Marco C. Florentino, FUAP, Apec Architect
Ana S. Mangalino-Ling, FUAP, Apec Architect
Michael T. Ang, FUAP
Guillermo H. Hisancha, FUAP
Corazon F. Tandoc, FUAP
Crisencio V. Benitez, FUAP
Armin B. Sarthou, Jr., FUAP
Serge T. Chua, Jr., FUAP
Special thanks to Archt. Prosperidad C. Luis, FUAP, Apec Architect for making this document possible.
UAP National Secretariat
Admin. Officer Jason R. Aban
Compiled and Prepared by:
Committee on ARCHITECTS GUIDELINES on Standards of Professional Practice, METHODS OF
COMPENSATION AND SCHEDULE OF FEES, UAP DOC. 208-A

Norberto M. Nuke, FUAP, LIKHA, Apec Architect


Chairman
Amado E. Tandoc, Jr., UAP
MemberMember

Diogenes A. Barredo, FUAP


Member

PotencianoC.Estanislao,FUAP

Maria Lisa V. Santos, FUAP


Member

INTRODUCTION
There are architects all over the Philippines practising in the seventeen (17) regions of
the country. However, at this point in time, they are uncertain and confused as to what
standards of fees and what manner of payments would apply to the various types of
projects they undertake. To complicate the situation, technology has evolved so fast
that the classification of types of buildings has becomecomplex, and numerous types of
structures have made their appearance in the planning, design and construction scene,
which makes the calculation of charges for professional fees more complicated.
In general, professional fees are project-based, with basic fees computed as a
percentage of construction cost of materials and labor plus incidentals. However, there
are various types of projects and various levels of complexity, and so, guidelines for
computation of professional fees must be produced for such variations in the projects
undertaken by Architects.
Thus, the United Architects of the Philippines is publishing this document entitled UAP
Doc. 208-A: Architects Guidelines on Standards of Professional Practice,
Methods of Compensation and Schedule of Fees, on how Architects would charge
their Clients for services rendered, in order to provide a convenient consolidated
reference for the use of Architects. This document consolidates in onereferencethe
methods of compensation of services found and discussed in the other UAP
documents.

RULE I

TITLE, RATIONALE, OBJECTIVES, POLICY STATEMENT AND


DEFINITION OF TERMS

SECTION 1: TITLE
This Document shall be known asARCHITECTSGUIDELINES ONMETHODS
OF COMPENSATION AND SCHEDULE OF FEES, UAP DOC.208-A (replacing the
1979 DOC. 208-b)METHODS OF COMPENSATION &THE CONSOLIDATION ON
METHODS OF COMPENSATION & SCHEDULE OF FEES ON ALL TYPES OF
ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES.

SECTION 2: RATIONALE
2.1 The urgent need to set the parameters on Architects Guidelines on Methods of
Compensation and Schedule of Fees is paramount to the Architect in the
practice of his profession. This will standardize the ranges for which the Client
will compensate an Architect in direct relation to the value of services that the
Architect provides.
2.2 The professional competence of the Architect must be well established and
adequate to meet the Clients needs and requirements.In order to grow and
progress in his career the Architect must possess the appropriate knowledge
and skills needed to be proactive,he must gained the training, exposure and
relevant experience in order to deliver the project at par to the satisfaction of the
Client.
2.3The purpose of the Architects Guidelines is to complement existing professional
regulatorylaws governing the practice State-regulated, specifically architecture
as governed by R.A. 9266 (The Architecture Act of 2004) and its derivative
regulations, the Code of Ethical Standard, Standards of Professional Practice
and other related laws, policies, rules and regulations approved and
implemented by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and/or other
concerned government entities. Therefore nothing in the Guidelinesmust unduly
affect the said laws, policies, rules and regulations, and Architects National
Code (ANC) specifically Codes of Ethical Conduct and Standards of Professional
Practice.

SECTION 3: OBJECTIVES
3.1By law, the Architect must first belicensed and registered by the PRC and UAPIAPOA respectively. As such, the standards andparameters, to which the
Architect who offer and/or make his services available, are adhered to in order to
develop and nurture the competencies, credibility and integrity of the Architect in
the practice of his profession.
3.2 The common practice of the Architect to determine his compensation on a
project-based fee structures were often estimated through the percentage of the
project cost as indicated on theSchedule on Minimum Basic Fees under the
Regular Design Services, UAP Doc. 202. However, with the evolvement of new
technology, the complexity andlarge scale development projects and uniqueness
of many building projects, the most common practice is lump sum fee based on
the project cost, complexity and deliverables, and also had led to the use of
several trends in calculating compensation for architectural services in order to
meet changing Client expectations and improve the economic performance of
the Architect.
3.3Integrity, good performance and deliveryof the project on time to the satisfaction
of the Client maintains a long-term Architect-Client relationships that will lead to
the success of the Architect in the practice of his profession.

SECTION 4: POLICY STATEMENT


Architects should perform professional services only when they are qualified by
education, training and or experience in the specific technical areas involved and duly
registered by the PRC-BoA.
Vision
A National Code for Architects relevant to the times, setting the standards for the
proper maintenance of ethical and professional conduct in the practice of architecture.
Mission
To achieve the desired high degree of professionalism in line with R.A. No.
9266, to enhance the standards for global competitiveness and to formulate guidelines
and policies for the protection of life, health and property.
SECTION 5: DEFINITION OF TERMS
As used in this UAP DOC. 208-A, the following terms shall be defined as follows:
1.

Cost of Workmeans the total cost of all expenses, which iseither


designed,owner supplied items, specified or
procured by the Architect and/or his Specialist
Consultants for the Client, and that were used
or
installed in the project.

2. Direct

Costs refer to expenses in connection or related to the

orReimbursable
Expenses

project that may include but not limited to the


following:
a) Salary Cost
b) Living and travelling expenses of employees,
partners, and principals when away from the
home office on business.
c) Identifiable communication expenses, such as
long-distance telephone, telegraph, internet,
short messaging system (SMS), cable, express
charge, postage, etc.
d) Services directly applicable to the work, such
as special legal and accounting expenses,
computer rental and programming costs,
special
consultants,
borings,
laboratory
charges, commercial printing and bindings and
similar costs that are not applicable to general
overhead.
e) Identifiable expenses for supplies and
materials charged to the project at hand, as
distinguished from such supplies and expenses
applicable to two or more projects.
f) Identifiable reproduction costs applicable to the
work, such as blue-printing, mimeographing,
printing, etc.
These also include expenses, which seldom can
be determined in advance with any invoice costs,
plus a service as may be mutually agreed upon by
the Architect and his Client.

3.Ideal Site Conditionrefers to site/land condition that is not within the


bound of Geo Hazard Map prepared by Mines
and Geo Science Bureau of Department of
Environment
and
Natural
Resources
(DENR).Sites that are notprone to dangersuch as
earthquakes(near the fault line), typhoon paths,
flash floods, tsunamis, erosion, sink holes, within
range of high-tension wires and other
natural/man-made disasters.
4. Multiplier

refrefers to a factor which compensates the


Architect for the following items:
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)

Overhead costs of the office


Fringe benefits and social charges
Fee for contingencies,
Interest on capital reserves and
Profit
Technical Salaries

The size of the multiplier varies according to


the types of work, the organization and
experience of the Architect and the geographic
area in which his office is located.
5. Overhead

refers to the following:


a) provisions for office, light, air conditioning,
and similar items for working space,
b) depreciation allowances or rental of furniture,
equipment and instruments,
c) automobile expenses,
d) office supplies
e) taxes and insurances other than those
included as salary cost
f) library and periodical expenses and other
means of keeping abreast with new
developments and/or technologies
g) executive, administrative, accounting, legal,
stenographic, and clerical salaries and
expenses, other than those that are
identifiable
as
salaries
including
reimbursable non-salary expenses, plus
salaries or imputed salaries of partners and
principals to the extent that they perform
general
executive
and
administrative
services as distinguished from technical or
advisory services directly applicable to
particular projects.
These services and
expenses, essential to the conduct of the
business, includes preliminary arrangements
for new projects or assignments, and interest
on borrowed capital.
h) business development expenses, including
salaries of principals and salary costs of
employees so engaged.
i) provisions for loss of productive time of
technical employees between assignments,
and for time of principals and employees on
public interest assignments.

6. Project Cost

means the total cost of the project which


includes but not limited to construction cost
(labor& materials), fees for professional services
(preparation
of
contract
documents
&
supervision), permits and licenses, utilities,
insurance and the likes.

7. Salary Cost

means the cost of salaries (including sick leave,


vacation,
holiday
and
incentive
pay
applicablethereto) of professional consultants for
the time directly chargeable to the projects; plus
excise, and payroll taxes as well as all other

imposable taxes; and contributions for social


security and insurance benefits.
8. Prime Professional
An Architect having a contract directly with the
Client/Owner for professional services and
responsible for directing the team of Consultants.
9. Acronyms and Laws:
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.
i.
j.
k.
l.
m.
n.
o.
p.

ANC Architects National Code


CAD Computer Aided Design
CMDP- Conceptual Master Development Plan
DMSP Detailed Master Development Plan
FRDP Framework Development Plan
PAF- Professional Architectural Fee
PDF Portable Document Format
PMDP Preliminary Master Development Plan
PPCC Probable Project Construction Cost
PRC Professional Regulation Commission
RBF Regular/RecommendedBasic Fee
RHPF Recommended Housing Project Fee
RPAF Recommended Professional Architectural Fee
RRF Recommended Repetitive Fee
RSAF- Recommended Specialist Architects Fee
SPPCC Statement of Probable Project
Construction Cost
q. UAP-IAPOA United Architects of the Philippines Inc
the Integrated Accredited Professional
Organization of Architects
r. R.A. No. 8293 - Intellectual Property Code
s. R.A. No. 9266 Architecture Act of 2004

RULE II

METHODS OF COMPENSATION
SECTION 1: CRITERIA
The criteria for computing the Architects compensation should be based on mutual
evaluation of the amount of the Architectural firms talents, skill, experience,
imagination, effort and time available for, and required by the project.
1.1 The method of compensation should:
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.
i.
j.
k.

Be fair to the Architect in that it should permit him to recover his costs and
net him an adequate profit, provided he is reasonably efficient.
Be fair to the Client and the Architect by reflecting the value of the
Architects services.
Be flexible to protect the Architect from cost increases because of changes
or the scope of the commission.
Not create legal problems for the Architect.
Encourage the Client to be cooperative and supportive.
Provide incentive for the Architect to produce the highest design quality.
Be easy to understand and simple use.
Provide a basis for the Client to pre-determine his costs for architectural
services, and be otherwise acceptable to him.
Encourage the Architect to develop a solution which will result in the lowest
possible construction cost consistent with the Clients requirements.
Not focus the Clients attention on price, but rather on the quality and
performance of the Architects services.
Protect the Architect against the rising costs of providing services during the
course of a commission.

1.2. The computation of the compensation of fees shall depend on the type of
services to be rendered and the conditions under which they are to be
performed. Compensation for services that require only one kind of expertise or
related types of expertise shall be treated differently from those services that
require the use of more than one type of expertise.
1.3 Compensation of an Architect may be computed based on one or a
combination of the following methods, with modifications applicable to the types
of services and/ or specific cases, if and when needed.

SECTION 2: METHODS OF COMPENSATION

(a) Per Diem plus reimbursable expenses- This method of Compensation


is particularly suited to engagements involving intermittent personal
service such as:
i. Attend Board Meetings or Conferences
ii. Ocular inspection of possible sites
iii. Confer with others regarding prospective investments or
ventures and the like
When such services are furnished, the Architect is compensated for all
the time he devotes to the work, including travel time. The per diem basis
charge should be based on the complexity of the work involved and the
extent of his experience/specialization. In addition to the compensation
based on per diem basis, his expenses for travel, subsistence, and other
out-of-pocket expenses incurred while away from his home/office shall be
reimbursed by the Client.
(b) Retainerplus reimbursable expenses - This method of Compensation is
used when the services of an Architect is expected to be required at
intervals over a period of time. It is a means of ensuring in advance that
his services will be available to the Client when required.
Under this method, a stipulated amount is paid at regular intervals for
which the Architect is obligated to render a certain service or to spend a
certain amount of time on Clients requirements. The compensation is
usually enough to pay for the minimum services required by the Client.
All additional services rendered by the Architect shall be paid separately.
In addition to the compensation based on retainer, his expenses for
travel, subsistence and other out-of-pocket expenses incurred while away
from his home/office shall be reimbursed by the Client.

(c) Rate cost times a multiplier plus reimbursable expenses This


cost-based method of compensation is applicable only to non-creative
work such as accounting, secretarial, research and lecture, teaching,
coaching and mentoring,data gathering, preparation of reports and the
like. This is based on technical hour expended and does not account for
creative work because the value of creative design cannot be measured
by the length of time the designer has spent on his work.
This method of remuneration is best suited for projects whose costs are
difficult to predetermine, or in cases where it may become necessary to
undertake additional experimental or investigative work, the result of
which may further alter the scope of the project. For example, this method
is applied on Pre-Design Services.
At the start of the commission, the Architect shall make known to the
Client the rate of professionals and personnel who will be assigned to the
Project and the multiplier that has to be applied before agreeing to this
method of compensation.

This method is based on the total rate cost of Architect, Consultantand his
staff multiplied by a factor from 1.5 to 3.0 as a multiplier plus cost of
certain items that are reimbursable to the Architect classified under
Direct Cost or Reimbursable Expenses.
The following formula is used to compute the total fee:


Total Fee = Rate Cost x Multiplier + Reimbursable Expenses

Assume:
A=

Architects rate / hour

C=

Consultants rate / hour

T=

Rate per hour of Technical Staff, Researchers and other involved in the
Project

N=

No. of hours

AN, CN, TN =

No. of hours spent by Architect,. Consultants and Technical


Staff

Rate Cost = AN + CN +TN

Multiplier - from 1.5 to 3.0 depending on office set-up of Architect and complexity
of the Project.Multiplier to take care of overhead and reasonable profit.
Reimbursable Expenses - such as transportation, housing and living
allowance of Consultant, transportation, per diem, housing and living
allowance of local consultants and technical staff if assigned to place over
100km. from area of operation of the Architect.
Cost of printing of extra set of drawings, reports, maps, contract
documents, etc. over the seven (7) copies submitted to the Client;
overseas and long distance calls; technical and laboratory tests, licenses,
fees and taxes, needed by the Project.
(d) Professional Fee plus reimbursable expenses - This method of
compensation is frequently used where there is continuing relationship on
a series of Projects. It establishes an agreed lump sum over and above
the reimbursement for the Architects technical time and overhead. An
agreement on the general scope of the work is necessary in order to set
an equitable fee.

(e) Fixed/Lump sum payment This method of compensation may be


used when the scope of services required can be clearly and fully defined.

Two methods may generally be used to arrive at a lump-sum


compensation for the basic services:
1. The first is the computation of a lump-sum as an appropriate
percentage of the estimate total cost of the project.
2. The second is direct development of a fixed amount of compensation
by estimating the individual elements of the cost outlines, plus a
reasonable margin of profit, all expressed as a single lump-sum.
These two methods are frequently used concurrently with one serving as
a check to the other.
Where compensation is given on a lump-sum basis, the agreements
should contain a clearly stated time limit during which the services will be
performed, and a provision for additional compensation for extra time
used. In design assignments, these should be a provision for charges
required after the approval of preliminary designs, with a clear
understanding as to where the final approval authority lies. Which means
that there are changes made by the Client either during the design or
construction stage that add costs not only to the construction but also the
work of the Architect, thus for every change in the work, the Architect and
the Client will have to supplement their contract to stipulate the additional
fee and time involved.
(f) Percentage FeeThis is a world-wide used method of compensation for
architectural services. The amount of the percentage is related to the size
and the type of the Project. This method is fair to both the Client and the
Architect as the fee is pegged to the cost of the Project the Client is willing
to undertake. It is flexible and easy to apply since if there will be changes,
additions or deductions of the work demanded by the Project or required
by the Client, the Client-Architect agreement need not be supplemented.

(g) Mixed Methods of Compensation This document provide for more


than one methods of compensation on a project. Each project should be
examined to determine the most appropriate method of establishing an
equitable method of compensation between the Architect and the Client.
There is no reason that an assortment of compensation methods should
not be used if appropriate in a single project.
For example, Pre-Design Services and Construction Work Services could
be compensated on a multiple of Direct Personnel Expense, while the
Regular and Specialized Allied Design Services could be paid on a
Percentage of Construction Cost basis.
(h) Unit Cost Method The remuneration under this method is based on
cost per square meters of the project such as room, store, buildings or
other unit. Example, office planning and interior design which is the same
unit used in lease rates and tenant allowances in commercial building.
Other like hotel projects is often based on cost per square meter.

However, unit cost estimating requires accurate and timely data on the
cost of providing services for each unit and renovation of unit requires
more service effort than those new unit.

(i) Based Value Pricing The remuneration under this method is a


valuepricing based on the outcome of revenue, cost and profitability
result of a project engagements or based on a measurable profit on
specific Clients. Examples of such metrics include sales in retail facilities,
leasing in housing or commercial office/residence developments.

NOTES:
1) It is important that prior to the start of any project or commission, a
Professional Service Agreement is necessarily be approved mutually by
Architect and the Owner/Client. The standard practice for rendering Regular
Design Services is to request for a five percent (5%) Mobilization Fee of the
agreed amount upon signing of the Professional Service Agreement.
2) Owner/Client shall make payments upon request of the Architect within seven
(7) calendar days from the submission of the statement of the account.
3) Should the Owner/Client prefers to engage the Architect for Architectural
Services only and separately hire the services of Allied Professional and/or
Specialist Consultant their professional fees shall be for the account of the
Client. In such case, the fee of the Architect for coordinating and relating the
work of the Allied Professional and/or Specialist Consultant to the design
concept of the Architect will be five percent (5%) of the Allied Professional
and/or Specialist Consultants feeaside from his fees from Regular Design
Services.
4)

The Architect is the prime professional for having a contract directly with the
Client/Owner for professional services and responsible for directing the team
of the Allied Professional/ Specialist Consultants.

5) For government projects, the selection of Professional Consulting Architect


shall be in accordance with the relevant provisions of R.A. No. 9184,
otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform Act of 2003. Basic
Fee(BF) shall be integrated Architectural and Engineering Services into one
(1) contract.

RULE III

SCHEDULE OF FEESON ALL TYPES


OF ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES
The entire range of the Architects services is divided into ten (10)major services
as follows:
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
7)

Pre-Design Services
Regular Design Services
Specialized Architectural Services
Full-Time Supervision
Construction Management
Post-Construction Services
Comprehensive Architectural
Services
8) Design-Build Services
9) Architectural Design Competition
10) Professional Architectural Consulting
Services

(UAP Doc. 201)


(UAP Doc. 202)
(UAP Doc. 203)
(UAP Doc. 204-A)
(UAP Doc. 204-B)
(UAP Doc. 205)
(UAP Doc. 206)
(UAP Doc. 207)
(UAP Doc. 208)
(UAP Doc. 209)

Each of these ten (10) major services can be contracted separately to the
Architect depending upon the desire and needs of the Client.The terms and
conditions for the delivery of theseArchitects Services are stipulatedon each
Architects Guidelines on Standards of Professional Practice Documents.

MATRIX OF SERVICES

SECTION 1. PRE-DESIGN
SERVICES
(UAP DOC. 201)
1.1 Consultation
1.2 Pre-Feasibility Studies
1.3 Feasibility Studies
1.4 Site Selection and Analysis
1.5 Site Utilization and Analysis
1.6 Architectural Research
1.7 Architectural Programming
1.8 Space Planning
1.9 Space Management Studies
1.10 Value Management
1.11 Design Brief Preparation
1.12 Promotional Services

BASED VALUE PRICING

UNIT COST METHOD

MIXED METHOD

PERCENTAGE FEE

FIXED/LUMP SUM PAYMNENT

RATE COST

RETAINER

PER DIEM

SERVICES

PROFESSIONAL FEE

METHODS OF COMPENSATION

SCHEDULE OF
FEES

Prior to the start of any


Pre-Design Services, a
Professional
Service
agreement
between
Owner/Client
and
Architect is necessary.
The Architect should
request
for
a
5%
mobilization fee upon
signing of the agreement.
(Please refer to Rule III
Group 10 for added
information)

Different
Methods of
Compensation are being
applied on the PreDesign Services as the
volume and range of
works varies on each
services.
Client
shall
make
payments upon request
of the Architect within
seven (7) calendar days
from the submission of
the statement of the
account.

BASED VALUE PRICING

UNIT COST METHOD

MIXED METHOD

PERCENTAGE FEE

FIXED/LUMP SUM PAYMNENT

RATE COST

RETAINER

PER DIEM

SERVICES

PROFESSIONAL FEE

METHODS OF COMPENSATION

SCHEDULE OF
FEES

SECTION 2. REGULAR DESIGN


SERVICES
(UAP DOC. 202)

The payment of Regular


Design Services of the
Architect shall be made in
the following manner:

2.2 Schematic design Phase

Refer to Schedule of
Regular Basic Fees (RBF)

2.3 Design Development Phase

2.4 Contract Document Phase

2.1 Project Definition Phase

2.1) 5% of the RBF as


engagement fee +
10% of the RBF for
this Phase or a total
of 15%
2.2) 25% of the RBF
2.3) 25% of the RBF
2.4) 20% of the RBF

2.5 Bidding and Negotiation Phase

2.6 Supervision and Architects


Liability

2.5) Payment to Architect


shall be adjusted so
that it will amount to
a sum equivalent to
85% of the RBF,
computed upon the
winning Bid Price.

2.6)Remaining 15% of
RBF is broken as
follows:
a. 10% for Architects
Liability under the
Civil Code and
b. 5% for Periodic
visit
during
construction

SCHEDULE OF REGULAR BASIC FEES (RBF)


NOTE: THE FOLLOWING GROUPING OF BUILDINGS WERE CLASSIFIED IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THE DEGREE OR COMPLEXITY OF EACH STRUCTURE
Group 1
Buildings of the simplest utilization and character, which are without complication of plan/design
or detail and which require only a minimum of architectural finishes, engineering and allied
architectural elements:
Armories

Parking Structures

Bakeries

Printing Plants

Habitable Agricultural Buildings

Public Markets

Freight Facilities

Service Garages

Hangars

Simple Loft-Type Buildings

Industrial Buildings

Warehouses

Manufacturing/Industrial Plants

Packaging and Processing Plants

Other similar utilization type buildings

Statement
of
Probable
Project Construction Cost
(SPPCC)

Recommended Basic Fee


(RBF)
(Integrated Architectural &
Engineering Services in
One Contract)

Architectural Services only

P 50.0 million and less

6 % of PPCC

3.6% of PPCC

Over P50.0 million to

P3,000,000 plus 5%
excess of P 50.0 million

of P1,800,000 plus 3% of excess


of P50.0 million

P5,500,000 plus 4%
excess of P100.0 million

of P3,300,000 plus 2.4% of excess


of P100.0 million

P9,500,000 plus 3%
excess of P200.0 million

of P5,700,000 plus 1.8% of excess


of P200.0 million

P18,500,000 plus 2%
excess of P500 million

of P11,100,000 plus 1.2%


excess of P500.0 million

of

P28,500,000 plus 1%
excess of P1.0 billion

of P17,100,000 plus 0.6%


excess of P1.0 billion

of

P100.0 million
Over P100.0 million to
P200.0 million
Over P200.0 million to
P500.0 million
Over 500.0 million to
P1.0 billion
Over P1.0 billion

Recommended Basic Fee


(RBF)

Group 2
Buildings of moderate complexity of plan/design requiring a moderate amount of research and
of engineering and allied architectural design:
Art Galleries

Nursing Homes

Banks, Exchange and other Buildings

Office Buildings/Office Condominium

Financial Institutions

Park, Playground and Open-Air

Bowlodromes

Recreational Facilities

Call Centers

Residential Condominiums

*Temples/Churches and Religious Facilities Police Stations


City/Town Halls & Civic Centers

Postal Facilities

College Buildings

Private Clubs

Convents, Monasteries & Seminaries

Publishing Plants

Correctional & Detention Facilities

Race Tracks

Court Houses/Halls of Justice

Restaurants/Fastfoods

Dormitories

Retail/Wholesale Stores

Exhibition Halls & Display Structures Schools

Fire Stations

Shopping Centers

Laundries & Cleaning Facilities

Specialty Shops

Libraries

Supermarkets/Hypermarts

Malls/Mall Complexes

Serviced Apartments

Motels &Apartels

Welfare Buildings

Multi-storey Apartments

Mixed Use Buildings

Showrooms/Service Centers

Other buildings of similar natureor use

For Temples/Churches and Religious Facilities, Architects professional services except


for Engineers services can be pro-bono and/or the Architect can charge the production
costs of architectural documents.

Statement
of
Probable
Project Construction Cost
(SPPCC)

P 50.0 million and less

Recommended Basic Fee


(RBF)
(Integrated Architectural &
Engineering Services in
One Contract)

Recommended Basic Fee


(RBF)

Architectural Services only

7 % of PPCC

4.2% of PPCC

Over P50.0 million to


P100.0 million
Over P100.0 million to
P200.0 million
Over P200.0 million to
P500.0 million
Over 500.0 million to
P1.0 billion
Over P1.0 billion

P3,500,000 plus 6% of excess P2,100,000 plus 3.6%


of P 50.0 million
excess of P50.0 million

of

P6,500,000 plus 5% of excess P3,900,000 plus 3.0%


of P100.0 million
excess of P100.0 million

of

P11,500,000 plus 4% of excess P6,900,000 plus 2.4%


of P200.0 million
excess of P200.0 million

of

P23,500,000 plus 3% of excess P14,100,000 plus 1.9%


of P500 million
excess of P500.0 million

of

P38,500,000 plus 2% of excess P23,100,000 plus 1.2%


of P1.0 billion
excess of P1.0 billion

of

Group 3
Buildings of exceptional character and complexity of plan/design or requiring comparatively
large amounts of research and of engineering and allied architectural design:
Aquariums

Laboratories/Testing Facilities

Nuclear Facilities

Marinas and Resort Complexes

Auditoriums

Medical Arts Offices & Clinics

Airports/Wet & Dry Ports & Terminals

Mental Institutions

Breweries

Mortuaries

Cold Storage Facilities

Observatories

Telecommunication Buildings

Public Health Centers

Convention Facilities

Research Facilities

Gymnasiums

Stadia

Hospitals & Medical Buildings

Theaters& Similar Facilities

Hotels

Veterinary Hospitals

Transportation Facilities & Systems

Other buildings of similar nature or use

Statement
of
Probable
Project Construction Cost
(SPPCC)

P 50.0 million and less

Recommended Basic Fee


(RBF)
(Integrated Architectural &
Engineering Services in
One Contract)

Recommended Basic Fee


(RBF)

Architectural Services only

8 % of PPCC

4.8% of PPCC

Over P50.0 million to


P100.0 million
Over P100.0 million to
P200.0 million
Over P200.0 million to
P500.0 million
Over 500.0 million to
P1.0 billion
Over P1.0 billion

P4,000,000 plus 7% of excess P2,400,000 plus 4.2%


of P 50.0 million
excess of P50.0 million

of

P7,500,000 plus 6% of excess P4,500,000 plus 3.6%


of P100.0 million
excess of P100.0 million

of

P13,500,000 plus 5% of excess P8,100,000 plus 3.0%


of P200.0 million
excess of P200.0 million

of

P28,500,000 plus 4% of excess P17,100,000 plus 2.4%


of P500 million
excess of P500.0 million

of

P48,500,000 plus 3% of excess P29,100,000 plus 1.8%


of P1.0 billion
excess of P1.0 billion

of

Group 4
Residences (single-detached, single-attached or duplex; row-houses or shop-houses), small
apartment houses and townhouses.

Statement
of
Probable
Project Construction Cost
(SPPCC)

Recommended Basic Fee


(RBF)
(Integrated Architectural &
Engineering Services in
One Contract)

Recommended Basic Fee


(RBF)

Architectural Services only

10% of PPCC

6% of PPCC

Group 5
Monumental buildings and other facilities requiring consummate design skill and much precise
detailing.
Exposition & Fair Buildings

Specialized decorative buildings

Mausoleums, Memorials,

Museums

& Monuments
Buildings of similar nature or use

Statement
of
Probable
Project Construction Cost
(SPPCC)

Recommended Basic Fee


(RBF)
(Integrated Architectural &
Engineering Services in
One Contract)

Recommended Basic Fee


(RBF)

Architectural Services only

12% of PPCC

7.5% of PPCC

Group 6
When the plan/design and related Contract Documents are re-used for the repetitive
construction of similar buildings without amending the drawing and the specifications, the
Architects fee is computed as follows:

Building Number

Recommended Repetitive
Fee (RRF)
(Integrated Architectural &
Engineering Services in
One Contract)

Architectural Services only

First (1st) Building

RBF for type of building

RBF for type of building

Second (2nd) Building

80% of RBF for type of building

80% of RBF for type of building

Third (3rd) Building

60% of RBF for type of building

60% of RBF for type of building

Succeeding Buildings

40% of RBF for type of building

40% of RBF for type of building

Recommended Repetitive
Fee (RRF)

Major adjustment due to site condition will affect Engineers Fee

Group 7
When the Architect is engaged to undertake a Housing Project involving the construction of
several residential units on a single site with the use of one (1) set of plans/design,
specifications and related documents, the Architects Fee chargeable shall conform with the
following:

Unit Number

First (1st) Unit

Recommended Housing
Project Fee (RHPF)
(Integrated Architectural &
Engineering Services in One
Contract)

Recommended Housing
Project Fee (RHPF)

Architectural Services only

10% of PPCC as basic fee

6% of PPCC

From two to ten (2-10) units

Fee for one unit plus 60% of Fee for one unit plus 36% of
basic fee for each additional unit basic fee for each additional
unit

Eleven (11) units and above

Fee for 10 units plus 30% of Fee for 10 units plus 18% of
basic fee for each additional unit basic fee for each additional
unit

Major adjustment due to site condition will affect Engineers Fee

Group 8
Projects involving extensive detail such as designs for built-in components or elements, built-in
equipment, special fittings, screens, counters, architectural interiors, and development planning
and/or design.
Recommended Basic Fee
(RBF)
15% of the SPPCC

Group 9
For alterations, renovations, rehabilitations, retrofit and expansion/additions to existing
buildings belonging to Groups 1 to 5 enumerated above, the compensation of services should
be increased by fiftypercent (50%) or a total of one hundred fifty percent (150%) of the RBF.

Group 10
Where the Architect is engaged to render opinion or give advice, clarifications or explanation on
technical matters pertaining to his profession, (also refer to Pre-Design ServicesUAP Doc.201
under Consultation) the chargeable RBF shall not be less than One thousand Pesos
(P1,0000.00) per hour (at June 2010 price levels) subject to increase depending on the extent
and coverage of service required and the location where the Architect shall render his services.
When rendering services as an expert witness, the Architects fee shall notbe less than Five
Thousand Pesos (P5,000.00) per appearance (at June 2010 price levels) regardless as to
whether the scheduled hearing took place or not.
All references to fixed amount shall refer to the value of the Philippine Peso as of June 2010.
Adjustment of the price shall be made at the time of the signing of the Architects contract of
service. The amount excludes the cost of transportation and accommodations when and where
required. Another sixty percent (60%) of the amount (at June 2010 price levels) shall be
charged for the travel period in case of locations that are in excess of fiftykilometers (50.0 km,
air, straight line or radial distance) of the Architects office (as stated in his letterhead).

BASED VALUE PRICING

UNIT COST METHOD

MIXED METHOD

PERCENTAGE FEE

FIXED/LUMP SUM PAYMNENT

RATE COST

RETAINER

PER DIEM

SERVICES

PROFESSIONAL FEE

METHODS OF COMPENSATION

SCHEDULE OF
FEES

SECTION 3. SPECIALIZED
ARCHITECTURAL
SERVICES
(UAP DOC. 203)

3.1 Architectural Interior (AI)

3.2 Acoustic Design

3.3 Architectural Lighting Layout


and Design

3.4 Site Development Planning (SDP)

For Architectural Interior (AI),


Acoustic Design, Architectural
Lighting Layout and Design and
Site
Development
Planning
(SDP),
the
recommended
professionalfee is10% to 15% of
the cost of work depending on
the complexity of the work
required by the project.
The following payment schedule
is applied to these services:
a) Upon submission of the
preliminary design - 30%
of the fee
b) Upon submission of the final
design 50% of the fee
c) Upon completion of the
project 20% of the fee
Another method that can be
applied is the Unit Cost that is
based on per square meters of
the project.
Should the Client hire separately
the services of the Consultant,
the fee of the Consultant shall be
on the account and paid directly
by the Client. In such case, the
fee
of
the
Architect
for
coordinating andrelatingthe work
of the Consultant to the design
concept of the Architect will be
5% of theConsultants fee.
The Architect may bill
and be
paid for the progress payments
during construction proportional to
the percentage of progress of
completion of the construction
work. Should the work not
completed, the pro-rated RSAF
component shall be paid to the
architect by the client.

BASED VALUE PRICING

UNIT COST METHOD

MIXED METHOD

PERCENTAGE FEE

FIXED/LUMP SUM PAYMNENT

RATE COST

RETAINER

PER DIEM

SERVICES

PROFESSIONAL FEE

METHODS OF COMPENSATION

SCHEDULE OF
FEES

Physical Planning for building


sites such as Industrial Estates,
Commercial , Religious,
Institutional and Government
/Civic Centers, Sports Complexes,
Tourist Centers/Tourism
Estates/Resorts, Amusement
Parks, Educational Facilities,
Residential and Housing
Subdivisions and the like.
The Recommended Professional
Architectural Fee (RPAF) is a
minimum of P50,000.00 per
hectare net to the architect
The following payment schedule is
applied to this service:

3.5 Site and Physical Planning


(including Master Development
Planning
and
Subdivision
Planning) Services

a) Framework Development
Plan (FRDP). The
professional fee shall be
30% of RPAF.
b) Conceptual Master
Development Plan (CMDP).
The professional fee shall be
30% of RPAF.
c) Preliminary Master
Development Plan (PMDP).
The professional fee shall be
20% of RPAF.
d) Detailed Master
Development Plan (DMDP).
The professional fee shall be
20% of RPAF.
Note: The above services pertain
only to architectural outputs and
do not include engineering
services and other allied services.
e.g. landscape design,
transportation planning,
environmental investigations
and other services.
The rate stipulated above is based
on the assumption that the land to
be developed is moderately flat.
However, if the land is rugged with
steep terrain the fee shall increase
by 20% to 30%.

Should the Client hire separately


the services of the Consultant, the
fee of the Consultant shall be on
the account and paid directly by
the Client. In such case, the fee of
the Architect for coordinating and
relating the work
of
the
Consultant to
the
design
concept of
the Architect will
be 5% of the Consultants fee.
The detailed design of the
building/s
and
landscaping
elements is not part of Physical
Planning Services and shall not
be treated separately under
Regular Design Services UAP
Doc.
202
or
Specialized
Architectural Services UAP Doc.
203.
The Architect may bill
and be
paid for the progress payments
during construction proportional to
the percentage of progress of
completion of the construction
work. Should the work not
completed, the pro-rated RSAF
component shall be paid to the
architect by the client.

Detailed Master Development Plan (DMDP) means the outline footprint of the buildings,
developed surroundings and site topography

3.9 Building System Design


3.10 Facilities Maintenance Support
3.11 Building testing and
Commissioning
3.12 Building Environment
Certification
3.13 Forensic Architecture
3.14 Building Appraisal
3.15 Structural Conceptualization
3.16 Preliminary Services
3.17 Contract Documentation
and Review
3.18 Post-Design Services
(including Construction
Management Services)
3.19 Dispute Avoidance
and Resolution
3.20 Architectural Research
Methods
3.21 Special Building/Facility
Planning and design
3.22 Building Components

3.23 Management of architectural


Practices

BASED VALUE PRICING

SCHEDULE OF
FEES

Basic compensation for the


foregoing Specialized
Architectural Services, all of
which are classified as
additional or extra services,
shall be through manmonths i.e. 22 man-days
multiplied by 8 man-hours,
and multiplied by a factor to
cover other direct and
indirect costs e.g. overhead,
etc.
Other applicable mode of
determining the Architects
fee that is mutually agreed
upon by the Architect and
the Client are the following:

UNIT COST METHOD

MIXED METHOD

PERCENTAGE FEE

FIXED/LUMP SUM PAYMNENT

RATE COST

3.8 Security Evaluation and Planning

RETAINER

3.6 Comprehensive Development


Planning
3.7 Historic and Cultural Heritage
Conservation and Planning

PER DIEM

SERVICES

PROFESSIONAL FEE

METHODS OF COMPENSATION

a) Per diem plus


reimbursable expenses
b) Retainer plus
reimbursable expenses
c) Rate cost times a
multiplier plus
reimbursable expenses

BASED VALUE PRICING

UNIT COST METHOD

MIXED METHOD

PERCENTAGE FEE

FIXED/LUMP SUM PAYMNENT

RATE COST

RETAINER

PER DIEM

SERVICES

PROFESSIONAL FEE

METHODS OF COMPENSATION

SCHEDULE OF
FEES

SECTION 4. FULL-TIME
SUPERVISION
(UAP DOC. 204-A)
The services of the Architect
as Full-Time Supervisor can
be compensated by any of the
following methods:
Recommended
Percentage
Fee of 1% to 1-1/2% of the
Project Construction Cost or
Rate Cost times a multiplier
plus reimbursable expenses

4.1Full-Time Supervision
(UAP Doc. 204-A)

The Architect may bill and be


paid
for
the
progress
payments during construction
proportional to the percentage
of progress of completion of
the construction work. Should
the work not completed, the
pro-rated RSAF component
shall be paid to the architect
by the client.
Should
the
Client
hire
separately the services of the
Consultant, the fee of the
Consultant shall be on the
account and paid directly by
the Client. In such case, the
fee of the Architect for
coordinating and relating the
work of the Consultant to the
design
concept
of
the
Architect will be 5% of the
Consultants fee.

Continuation of SCHEDULE OF FEES


OTHER
CONSTRUCTION
CONTRACTING
CONCEPTS

MANAGEMENT

(1) To motivate the Construction Manager to reduce


acquisition and operating costs, the services of the
Construction Manager is compensated for by a
range ofincentive-type contracts & provisions.
During the initial stages of acquisition, incentive
type contracts are appropriate such as:
a. Award Fee ProvisionsThe Construction Manager has the opportunity to
obtain an award fee of specified maximum size if
the measured cost-related values meet or exceed
the specified target values.
b. Price Adjustment ProvisionThe contract price is
adjusted upward or
downward in accordance with a prearranged
formula.
c. Operating and support cost factor provision
provides a direct incentive on operating and
support costs.
(2) For the later stages of a project, contract types
are used to encourage better construction
management services. The preceding types of
contracts for construction management services
are used according to gross estimates and
complexity of work.

a. Firm Fixed Price The Owner will pay the Construction Manager a
fixed fee. The fee will be unaffected
by
variations between the estimate and the bids or by
change orders during the construction phase
unless the Owner initiates an increase in scope.
b. Fixed Price Incentive The Owner will pay the Construction Manager a
fixed fee which is adjusted according to the
difference between the final allowable costs and
the target costs.
c. Cost plus Incentive Fee (CPIF) or Cost plus
Adjusted Fee (CPAF) Cost reimbursement type contracts will provisions
for a fee that is adjusted by sharing formulas
applied to the difference between the final
allowable costs and the target costs.
a) Cost Plus Fixed Fee The Owner will pay the construction management
a fixed fee plus reimbursement of certain
expenses incurred in the performance of basis
services.

BASED VALUE PRICING

UNIT COST METHOD

MIXED METHOD

PERCENTAGE FEE

FIXED/LUMP SUM PAYMNENT

RATE COST

RETAINER

PER DIEM

SERVICES

PROFESSIONAL FEE

METHODS OF COMPENSATION

SCHEDULE OF
FEES

SECTION 5. CONSTRUCTION
MANAGEMENT
(UAP DOC. 204-B)

The
services
of
the
Architect as Construction
manager
can
be
compensated
by
recommended Percentage
Fee of 1-1/2% to 3% of the
Project construction Cost

5.1 Construction Management


(UAP Doc. 204-B)

The Architect may bill and


be paid for the progress
payments
during
construction proportional to
the percentage of progress
of
completion
of
the
construction work. Should
the work not completed, the
pro-rated RSAF component
shall be paid to the architect
by the client.
Should the Client hire
separately the services of
the Consultant, the fee of
the Consultant shall be on
the account and paid
directly by the Client. In
such case, the fee of the
Architect for coordinating
and relating the work of the
Consultant to the design
concept of the Architect
will
be 5%
of
the
Consultants fee.

BASED VALUE PRICING

UNIT COST METHOD

MIXED METHOD

SCHEDULE OF
FEES
PERCENTAGE FEE

PROFESSIONAL FEE

RATE COST

RETAINER

PER DIEM

SERVICES

FIXED/LUMP SUM PAYMNENT

METHODS OF COMPENSATION

SECTION 6. POST
CONSTRUCTION
SERVICES
(UAP DOC. 205)

6.1 Building and Equipment


Maintenance

6.2 Building and Ground


Administration

6.3 Post-Construction Evaluation

6.4 Building Audit

The services of the


Architect
can
be
compensated by the
following methods:
a. Retainer
plus
reimbursable
expenses
b. Rate cost times a
multiplier
plus
reimbursable
expenses
c. Based Value Pricing
For Percentage Fee
Method
the
recommended
management fee is
based from 4% to 6%
of gross rental.
.

BASED VALUE PRICING

UNIT COST METHOD

MIXED METHOD

PERCENTAGE FEE

FIXED/LUMP SUM PAYMNENT

RATE COST

RETAINER

PER DIEM

SERVICES

PROFESSIONAL FEE

METHODS OF COMPENSATION

SCHEDULE OF
FEES

SECTION 7. COMPREHENSIVE
ARCHITECTURAL
SERVICES
(UAP DOC. 206)
7.1 Pre-Design Services
(UAP DOC. 201)

7.2Regular Design Services


(UAP DOC. 202)

7.3Specialized Architectural
Services (UAP DOC. 203)

7.4 Full-Time Supervision


(UAP DOC. 204-A)

7.5 Construction Management


(UAP DOC. 204-B)

7.6 Post-Construction Services


(UAP DOC. 205)

Normally,
the
Architect
enters into a contract with
the Owner to perform
comprehensive architectural
services. By the very nature
of the services, he assumes
the role of the Project
Manager
or
overall
coordinator.
He may expand his staff by
hiring the experts needed or
form a professional team
consisting of the following:
(Architects, Engineers
Market Analyst Accountants
General
Contractors,
Real
Estate
Consultants,
Sociologists, Planners,
Bankers and Lawyers)

If a Project Manager is hired


by the Owner, it is the
responsibility of the Project
Manager
to
hire
the
Construction Manager either
to be paid by him or by the
Ownerona salary or
percentage
basis
of
construction cost. In the
same manner, the Full-Time
Supervisor will either be
with the staff of the Project
Manager or hired by the
Owner.
The Project Manager is
compensated
on
a
recommended percentage
basis of 2% to 5% of
estimated Project Cost.
If the Architect as Project
Manager performs Regular
Design Services for the
same
project,
he
is
compensated separately for
these services as stipulated
in UAP DOC. 202.

BASED VALUE PRICING

UNIT COST METHOD

MIXED METHOD

PERCENTAGE FEE

FIXED/LUMP SUM PAYMNENT

RATE COST

RETAINER

PER DIEM

SERVICES

PROFESSIONAL FEE

METHODS OF COMPENSATION

SCHEDULE OF
FEES

SECTION 8. DESIGN-BUILD
SERVICES
(UAP DOC. 207)
The services of the
Architect
can
be
compensated
by
recommended
Percentage Fee of 7% of
the Project construction
Cost in addition to the
Architects Fee for the
Regular Design Services

8.1 Design-Build byAdministration

8.2 Design-Build on a guaranteed


Maximum Cost

The Architect may bill


and be paid for the
progress
payments
during
construction
proportional
to
the
percentage of progress
of completion of the
construction
work.
Should the work not
completed, the pro-rated
RSAF component shall
be paid to the architect
by the client. (same with
Design-Build
on
a
guaranteed
Maximum
Cost).
The services of the
Architect
can
be
compensated
by
recommended
Percentage Fee of10%
of
the
Project
Construction Cost or is
already build-in in the
Guaranteed
Maximum
Cost in addition to the
Architects Fee for the
Regular Design Services

SECTION 9: ARCHITECTURAL
DESIGN COMPETITION

9.1 Competition Secretariat


a. Secretary/Receptionist
b. Students (OJT)
c. Encoder/Researcher

9.2 Consultants

METHODS OF COMPENSATION

a.Monthly Basis
b. Weekly Allowance + Transportation &
Food
c. Lump Sum based on volume of works

Monthly Basis

9.3 Professional Advisor

Honorarium + Accommodation, food &


Transportation/Airfare

9.4 Juror

Honorarium + Accommodation, food &


Transportation/Airfare

9.5 Winner/s

Prizes stipulated on the Competition


Manual

BASED VALUE PRICING

UNIT COST METHOD

MIXED METHOD

PERCENTAGE FEE

FIXED/LUMP SUM PAYMNENT

RATE COST

RETAINER

PER DIEM

SERVICES

PROFESSIONAL FEE

METHODS OF COMPENSATION

SCHEDULE OF
FEES

SECTION 10. PROFESSIONAL


ARCHITECTURAL
CONSULTING
SERVICES
(UAP DOC. 209)
10.1 Pre-Design Services
(UAP DOC. 201)
a) Program/project conceptualization
and development
b) Rendering of technical advice,
consultation and or counselling
c) Research and development
d) Architectural programming
e) Space Planning/Space Planning
Studies
f) Value Management
g) Conduct of pre-investment/prefeasibility and feasibility studies
h) Marketing and promotional studies
i) Land use and multi-sectoral
development
planning,
development and management
j) Site
selection,
analyses,
evaluation,
ranking
and
development

10.2Regular Design Services


(UAP DOC. 202)
a) Preparation of schematic/conceptlevel through preliminary plans,
drawings, designs and technical
specifications
10.3Specialized Architectural
Services (UAP DOC. 203)
10.4 Full-Time Supervision
(UAP DOC. 204-A)
a) Construction
10.5 Construction Management
(UAP DOC. 204-B)

The computation of
the compensation of
fees for Consulting
Services
depends
on the type of
services
to
be
rendered and the
conditions
under
which they are to be
performed
as
indicated
in the
Methods
of
Compensation

a) Project//Construction
Management and Administration
10.6 Post-Construction Services
(UAP DOC. 205)
a) Post-construction evaluation
10.7 Comprehensive Architectural
Services (UAP DOC. 206)

10.8 Design-Build Services


(UAP DOC. 207)
10.9 Other Services
a) Training, capability building and
continuing
professional
education (CPE)
b) Capital Investment Programming
c) Teaching, lecturing, coaching and
mentoring

RULE IV

REGULATING AND IMPLEMENTING BODY

SECTION 1: REGULATING BOARD


1.1 The National Board of Directors of the United Architects of the Philippines
shall have the sole power to regulate, interpret and implement the
provisions of the Architects Guidelines on Standard of Professional
Practice,Methods of Compensation &Schedule of Fees, UAP Doc. 208-A
(as approved by the UAP National Board of Directors in its Board
Resolution 09-10 No. 7-16 Series of 2010).

RULEV

GENERAL PROVISIONS

SECTION 1: Criteria for Establishing Methods of Compensation


1.1 The criteria for establishing Methods of Compensation ispromulgated,
approved and adopted by UAP-IAPOA based on the Board Resolution no.
09-10 No. 7-16 duringtheir regular meeting held on June 26, 2010 at UAP
National Headquarters in Quezon City.
1.2 Furthermore, fees for services that require inputs of an artistic, innovative
and creative endeavour shall not be determined in the same manner as
services that involve purely technical and scientific undertakings.
SECTION 2: Collection of Professional Fees
2.1 It shall be unlawful for any unlicensed and unregistered person to collect a
fee on architectural services exceptfor employees of a Registered and
Licensed Architect.
SECTION 3: Bank: Collecting Agent
3.1

It is important to remember that compensation terms dont mean much


without the ability to collect payment on a timely basis. Architects can often
overlook the importance of collections in negotiating contracts and
managing projects and client relationships. Collection usually needs to be
addressed by firm principals with their Client counterparts. Even the best
accounting staff cannot overcome high-level misunderstandings about
payment obligations. Through assigning the bank as a collecting agent,
collection of payments for the architect will be simplified.

3.2 Client may pose collection of compensation payment through banks as


agreed by both Clients and Architects.

SECTION 4: Interest Due on Late Payment of Fees


4.1

The Architect shall be entitled to interest at the prevailing rate set by the
BangkoSentralngPilipinas (BSP) in additional to a percentage as may be
determine by the UAP-IAPOA unless otherwise mutually agreed upon by
the Architect and his client, on all fees, other charges and reimbursements
due and not paid within thirty (30) days from receipt of billing.

SECTION 5:

Payment Schedules

5.1Payments on account of the Architects Regular Services shall be as follows:


5.1.1 Upon the signing of the Professional Service Agreement, a
minimum payment equivalent to five percent (5%) of the
compensation for Basic services.
5.1.2 Upon completion of Project Definition Phase Services, but not more
than seven (7) days after the submission of the Project Definition to
the Owner, a sum equal to ten percent (10%) of the Basic Fee,
computed upon a reasonable estimated construction cost of the
structure.
5.1.3 Upon the completion of the Schematic Design Services, but not
more than seven (7) days after the submission of the Schematic
Design to the Owner, a sum equal to twenty five percent (25%) of
the Basic Fee, computed upon a reasonable estimated
construction cost of the structure.
5.1.4 Upon the completion of the Design Development Services, but not
more than seven (7) days after submission of the Design
Development to the Owner, a sum sufficient to increase the total
payments on the fee to twenty five percent (25%) of the Basic Fee
computed upon the same estimated construction cost as in (5.1.2).
5.1.5 Upon the completion of the Contract Documents Services but not
more than seven (7) days after submission of the Contract
Documents to the Owner, a sum sufficient to increase the total
payments on the fee to twenty percent (20%) of the Basic Fee,
computed upon reasonable estimated construction cost of the
structure as in (5.1.2).
5.1.6 Within seven (7) days after the awards of Bids, the payment to the
Architect shall be adjusted to a sum of equivalent to eighty five
percent (85%) of the Basic Fee, computed upon the winning Bid
Price.
5.1.7 The remaining fifteen percent (15%) of his work is broken down as
follows:
a. ten percent (10%) for the Architects liability under the Civil
Code and
b. fivepercent (5%) for the construction phase service which
includes preparation of contract document forms and periodic
visits during the construction.
5.2 Upon Completion of the construction work, the balance of the Architects
Fee, computed on the Final Project Construction Cost of the structure shall
be paid.

6.3 The Owner shall make partial payments during each of the various stages of
the Architects work, upon request of the Architect, provided that such
payments are within the framework of the manner of payments outlined
above.
SECTION 6: Clients Responsibilities

6.1 Provide full information as to his requirements for the project.


6.2 Designate when necessary, a representative authorized to act in his behalf.
Examinedocuments submitted by the Architect and render decisions
pertaining thereof promptly, to avoid reasonable delay in the progress of
the Architects work.
6.3 Arrange and pay for such legal, auditing and any other fees for services as
may be required for the project.
6.4 Pay for all reimbursable expenses incurred in the project as called for in
Section 7Other conditions on Services and all taxes (exclude income tax)
that the government may impose the Architect as a result of the services
rendered on the project whether the services were performed as an
individual practitioner, as a partnership or as a corporation.
6.5

Informs the Architect ifthe Client observes or otherwise becomes aware of


anything that may impair the successful implementation of the project, he
shall give prompt written notice thereof to the Architect.

SECTION 7 : Other Conditions of Services


7.1 Conditions for Minimum Basic Fee
The Minimum Basic Fee applies to construction work done by a Contractor
on the basis of a Lump Sum Contract. Construction works that are let on
cost-plus-fee basis, or any basis other than the Lump Sum Contract, where
the Architect has to render additional services shall be subject to additional
compensation commensurate with the additional services required. Such
additional compensation shall be in addition to the Minimum Basic Fee.
7.2

Miniature Models/3-D Model and Animation and CAD Files


The Architect may make and include miniature models of his design as part
of his preliminary work if he so deems it to be necessary but no extra
charge for such miniature models shall be made by the Architect. However,
if the Client desires to have a miniature model of the final and approved
design for exhibition and display purposes, the Client shall pay for the cost
of said miniature model.

This also applies to 3-D Model and Animation of the final approved
designfor presentation and exhibition, the Client shall pay for the cost of
production. Such services shall be subject to a coordination fee payable to
the Architect.
The Architect will also be compensated on CAD files requested by the
Client at a rate per 1 MB of data agreed by both Architect and the Client.
7.3

Extra sets of Contract Documents


The Architect shall furnish the Client seven (7) sets of Drawings,
Specifications and other pertinent Contract Documents. Costs of printing or
reproduction of extra sets of Contract Documents when required by the
Client or his representative is to be charged and paid by the Client.

7.4

Change order by Client


If the Architect is caused additional professional services, extra
drafting/CAD or other office expenses by the Client after the approval of the
Design Development Documents, The Architect shall be paid for such
expenses and services involved. The amount of compensation and the
extension of time for the completion of the documents shall be upon mutual
agreement of both parties.

7.5

Work suspended or abandoned


If the work of the Architect is abandoned or suspended, in whole or in part,
the Architect is to be paid by the Client for the services rendered
corresponding in the fees due at stage of suspension or abandonment of
the work.
The primary service of the architect is the preparation of plans,
specifications and other building construction documents which are actually
sets of detailed instructions that serve as the basis for the Contractor to
build the Project. Once the architect has prepared all these documents he
has completed the Contract Documents Phase of his services which is
equivalent to EIGHTY FIVE PERCENT (85%) of his work. The remaining
FIFTEEN PERCENT (15%) of his work is broken down as follows:
TEN PERCENT (10%) for the Architects liability under the Civil Code and
FIVE PERCENT (5%) for the construction phase service which includes
preparation of contract document forms and periodic visits during the
construction.
When the Client therefore fails to implement the plans and documents for
construction as prepared by the Architect, the Architect is entitled to receive
as compensation the sum of EIGHTY FIVE PERCENT (85%) of his fee.

7.6

Different period of Construction


If portions of the buildings are erected at different periods of time, thus
increasing the Architects construction phase period and burden of
services, charges pertaining to services rendered during the construction
phase shall be doubled. A suspension of construction for a period not
exceeding three (3) months shall not be covered by this provision.

7.7

Government Taxes on Services


The Architects fee as stipulated in the Methods of Compensation and
Schedule of Fees is net to the Architect. Any tax that the government may
impose on the Architect as a consequence of the service performed for the
project (exclude income tax, taxes per VAT Law and BIR) shall be
shouldered by the Client.

7.8 Ownership of Documents


All designs, drawings, models, specifications and other copies thereof,
prepared and furnished by the Architect in connection with any projects are
instruments of professional service. They are the properties of the Architect
whether the work for which they were made may be executed or not and
are not to be reproduced or used on other work except with a written
agreement with the Architect.
This is in pursuance with pertinent provision of R.A. No. 9266 under Rule
IV Section 33. Ownership of Plans, Specifications and Other Contract
Documents and R.A. No. 8293- Intellectual Property Code issued on June
6, 1997.

SECTION 8: Compliance to R.A. No. 9266


8.1 The Architects Guidelines on Methods of Compensation and Schedule of
Fees, UAP Doc. 208-A is formulated to achieve the desired high degree of
professionalism that will redound to the best interest of the profession and
the public and complies with the provisions of R.A. No. 9266, the
Architectural Act of 2004.
SECTION 9: Compliance to Architectural Practice and other UAP Document
9.1 TheStandards of Professional Practice is made a part of the Guidelines and is
prepared to assist the Architect inensuringdelivery of Architectural Services
within business practice, accounting, finance and law.
SECTION 10: Professional Responsibility and Civil Liability
10.1 The Architect is legally and professionally responsible before the State and
civilly liable on the architectural design part of the projectbefore responsible

for the conduct and performance of his services to their clients, whether in
the government, private sector or civil society.
10.2 Where applicable,Architectmay secure locally their professional liability
insurance or malpractice insurance or their acceptable equivalent in bond
commensurate with the nature and magnitude of their project involvement
and their compensation. Such cost shall form part of the total project cost
chargeable to the Client.
10.3 Legal liabilities of the Architect shall be based on the Civil Code of the
Philippines.
SECTION 11: Arbitration Clause
11.1 In case of any dispute arising from the implementation of these guidelines,
the same shall be resolved by a Board of Arbitration. The Decisions Board
shall be formed with the Architect and the Client each appoints one
member and these members shall appoint a third member to act as the
chairman. No one with financial interest in the subject under arbitration will
be permitted to serve on this board. This board may engage experts to act
in an advisory capacity. Minutes shall be kept of all the meetings and
signed by all members of this board. Decisions of the board shall require
only a simple majority and all interested parties shall be informed thereof.
Expenses of the board shall be paid in accordance with the agreement set
forth before the proceedings of the board.
SECTION 12: Penalty Clause and Sanction
12.1 Any individual, partner, firm/corporation/consortium who engages in
architectural services, but are not qualified in accordance with the
provisions by laws, particularly under R.A. No. 9266 (The Architecture Act
of 2004) and its IRR shall be subject to sanction/s by the appropriate
public or private entities, without prejudice to the filing of appropriate
criminal, civil or other administrative or cases pursuant to existing laws.
SECTION 13: Effectivity
13.1 This Architects Guidelines on Standards of Professional Practice, Methods
of Compensation & Schedule of FeesUAP Doc. 208-A shall be effective
after approval of the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP) National
Board of Directors and ratified by the General Membership.

ANNEXES:

Comparative Estimates between Percentage on Regular Basic Fee and Basic Fee on per
sq. meter basis
Example: A Client wants to build a Shopping Center(commercial building) in the amount of
P 100 million (Project Construction Cost)
Schedule of Regular Basic Fee (Integrated
Architectural & Engineering Services - A&E)
This will fall under Group 2 7% of Probable Project
Construction Cost (PPCC).
Based on current valuation of Project Construction Cost
the amount is P20,000.00 per sq. meter. Thus the area
of the building with a Project Construction Cost of P100
million will be 5,000 sq.meters.

Based on current valuation of Project Construction Cost


the amount is P20,000.00 per sq. meter. Thus the area
of the building with a Project Construction Cost of P100
million will be 5,000 sq.meters.
Particular:
5,000 sq.m.x 1,000.00 per sq.m. = P5,000,000.00
To
5,000 sq.m.x 1,500.00 per sq.m. =P7,500,000.00

Particular:
100,000,000.00 = 5,000 sq.meters
20,000.00
Statement
of
Probable
Project
Construction
Cost (SPPCC)

Basic Fee
(Integrated
Architectural &
Engineering
Services)

Amount

P 50 million and
less
Over P50 million
to 100 million

7%

P3,500,000.00

6% of excess of
P50 million

P3,000,000,00

TOTAL (A & E Fees)

Basic Fee on per square meter basis


(P1,000.00 per sq. to P1,500.00 per sq. meter)

P6,500,000.00

NOTES:

The Comparative Estimates between the Percentage on Regular Basic Fee is within the range on the
Basic Fee per sq. meter basis as shown.

However the computation of Basic Fee per sq.meter is possible only on the current valuation of Project
Construction Cost of the Buildingas of 2011. Thus the increase on Project Construction Cost must be
proportional to the amount ofBasic Fee per sq. meter.

Comparative Estimates between Percentage on Regular Basic Fee and Basic Fee on per
sq. meter basis
Example: A Client wants to build a Shopping Center(commercial building) in the amount of
P 20 million (Project Construction Cost)
Schedule of Regular Basic Fee (Integrated
Architectural & Engineering Services - A&E)
This will fall under Group 2 7% of Probable Project
Construction Cost (PPCC).
Based on current valuation of Project Construction Cost
the amount is P20,000.00 per sq. meter. Thus the area
of the building with a Project Construction Cost of P20
million will be 1,000 sq.meters.

Basic Fee
(Integrated
Architectural &
Engineering
Services)

P 50 million and
less
P20
million
Project
Const.
Cost

7%
7%

TOTAL (A & E Fees)

Based on current valuation of Project Construction Cost


the amount is P20,000.00 per sq. meter. Thus the area
of the building with a Project Construction Cost of P20
million will be 1,000 sq.meters.
Particular:
1,000 sq.m.x 1,000.00 per sq.m. = P1,000,000.00
To
1,000 sq.m.x 1,500.00 per sq.m. =P1,500,000.00

Particular:
20,000,000.00 = 1,000 sq.meters
20,000.00
Statement
of
Probable
Project
Construction
Cost (SPPCC)

Basic Fee on per square meter basis


(P1,000.00 per sq. to P1,500.00 per sq. meter)

Amount

P1,400,000,00

P1,400,000.00

NOTES:

The Comparative Estimates between the Percentage on Regular Basic Fee is within the range on the
Basic Fee per sq. meter basis as shown.

However the computation of Basic Fee per sq. meter is possible only on the current valuation of Project
Construction Cost of the Building as of 2011. Thus the increase on Project Construction Cost must be
proportional to theamount of Basic Fee per sq. meter.

RECOMMENDED FEE FOR TOWN PLANNING


Area

Basic rate for the


first 5 hectaresor
less
1 hectare (10,000
sq.m.)

Basic Fee
(Architectural
only)

SPECIALIZED ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES


(UAP DOC. 203)

Amount
Fee

P5.00 per sq. meter

Over 5 hectares up
to 10 hectares

P4.00 per sq. meter

Over 10 hectares
up to 50 hectares

P3.00 per sq. meter

Over 50 hectares
and above

P1.50 per sq. meter

Site and Physical Planning


(including Master Development
Planning
and
Subdivision
Services

Planning)

P50,000.00
P250,000.00 +
P40,000.00 per
hectare
in
excess of 5
hectares
P450,000.00 +
P30,000.00 per
hectare
in
excess of 10
hectares
P1,650,000.00
+ P15,000.00
per hectare in
excess of 50
hectares

The Recommended Professional Architectural Fee


(RPAF) is a minimum of P50,000.00 per hectare net to
the architect

FOREWORD

ARCH. ROZANNO C. ROSAL, FUAP


UAP National President 2012-2013

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