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Professional Fee Calculator Architectural Service

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Professional Fee Calculator

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Professional Fee Calculator designed to facilitate with the calculation of Professional Fees for
Architectural Services rendered for projects as contemplated by the Architectural Professions Act,
Act No 44 of 2000 and the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act,
Act No 107 of 1977.

Based on Framework for Professional Fees Guideline published in Gazette No. 38863 of 2015.
Tariff of Fee in terms of Board Notice 121 & 122 of 2015.
Professional Fees Architectural Service

23 March 2017

Project Budget : R

% of Work as Alterations 0%

Building Restoration Heritage legislation : --------

% of Work as Heritage Restoration : 0%

Principal Agent : --------

Discount Offered : 0%

Work Stages to be Undertaken

Work Stage Description

Receive, appraise and report on the client's requirements with regard to:
Stage 1.

- the client's brief;

- the site and rights and constraints;
- budgetary constraints;
- the need for consultants;
- project programme;
- methods of contracting.
Prepare an initial design and advise on:
- the intended space provisions and planning relationships;
Concept &

- proposed materials and intended building services;

Stage 2.


- the technical and functional characteristics of the design.

Check for conformity of the concept with the rights to the use of the land.
Review the anticipated cost of the project.
Review the project programme.

Confirm the scope and complexity.


Review the design and consult with local and statutory authorities.
Stage 3.

Develop and design, construction system, materials and components.

Incorporate and co-ordinate all services and the work of consultants.
Review the design, costing and programme with the consultants.

Stage 4. Documentation & Procurement

Prepare documentation sufficient for local authority submission:
Stage 4.2 Call Stage 4.1 Local


Co-ordinate technical documentation with the consultants and complete primary co-

Prepare specifications for the works.
Review the costing and programme with the consultants.
Obtain the client's authority and submit documents for approval.

Complete construction documentation and proceed to call for tenders:

for Tenders

Obtain the client's authority to prepare documents for procuring offers for the execution of
the works.
Obtain offers for the execution of the works.
Evaluate offers and recommend on the awarding the building contract.
Prepare the contract documentation and arrange the signing of the building contract.
Administer the Building Contract.
Give possession of the site to the contractor.
Stage 5 Construction
Issue construction documentation.
Initiate and/or check sub-contract design and documentation that are appropriate.
Inspect the works for conformity to the contract documentation and acceptable quality in
terms of industry standards.
Administer and perform the duties and obligations assigned to the principle agent in the
JBCC building contract, or fulfil the obligations provided for in other forms of the contract.
Issue the certificate of practical completion.
Assist the client in obtaining the occupation certificate.

Facilitate the project close-out including the preparation of the necessary documentation to
Stage 6. Close

effect completion, handover and operation of the project.

When the contractor's obligations with respect to the building contract have been fulfilled, the
architectural professional shall issue the certificates related to contract completion.

Provide the client with as-built drawings and relevant technical and contractual undertakings
by the contractor and sub-contractors.

Additional Services

Special Design Services : R

Special Management Services : R

Special Studies : R

Work on Existing Premises : R

Other Services : R

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Professional Fees Architectural Service

23 March 2017



Project Budget : R 0.00 excl. VAT

% of Work as Alterations 0%

Building Restoration Heritage legislation : --------

% of Work as Heritage Restoration : 0%

Principal Agent : --------

Work Stages Fee Apportionment

Stage 1. Inception : R 0.00

Stage 2. Concept & Viability : R 0.00
Stage 3. Design Development : R 0.00
Stage 4.1 Local Authority Submissions : R 0.00
Stage 4.2 Call for Tenders : R 0.00
Stage 5 Construction : R 0.00
Stage 6. Close Out : R 0.00

Additional Services

Special Design Services : R 0.00 excl. VAT

Special Management Services : R 0.00 excl. VAT
Special Studies : R 0.00 excl. VAT
Work on Existing Premises : R 0.00 excl. VAT
Other Services : R 0.00 excl. VAT

Sub-Total : R 0.00 excl. VAT

Discount offered : 0%
Sub-Total : R 0.00
VAT : R 0.00 @ 14%
Total Fee : R 0.00

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Recommended scale of fees for Professional Architectural Services

wef: 12 June 2015

Cost Value of the Works (excl. VAT) Primary Fee Plus Secondary Fee
Bracket From To Add % On Balance over
R R R % R
1 1 200000 18000 14 1
2 200001 650000 46000 13.5 200001
3 650001 2000000 106750 12 650001
4 2000001 4000000 268750 10.5 2000001
5 4000001 6500000 478750 10 4000001
6 6500001 13000000 728749 9.5 6500001
7 13000001 40000000 1346249 9 13000001
8 40000001 130000000 3776249 8.5 40000001
9 130000001 260000000 11426249 8.25 130000001
10 260000001 520000000 22151249 8 260000001
11 520000001 1040000000 42951249 7.75 520000001
12 1040000001 83251249 7.5 1040000001

Formula: Professional Fee

Primary Fee (C) for applicable Cost Bracket of Value of Works
Secondary Fee for applicable Cost Bracket of Value of Works calculated
as (Applicable Value of Works minus column (E)) x % in terms of column

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