BLACKWOOD, D. and PRICE, A., 1993. Estimating design costs: the data dilemma. IN: Proceedings of 1993 International Symposium on Architectural and Project Management (CIB-W49 commission), Eindhoven, Netherlands, 1993, pp.51-57.
This paper is concerned with the implications to design professionals in the construction industry of the increased use by clients of fee competition in the procurement of professional services. In particular the need to accurately estimate the cost of these services is identified and a methodology which has been developed to provide data for developing cost estimates and improving estimating skills amongst design managers is described.