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RIBA Fee Calculator

RIBA chartered practice architect using the fee calculator tool

RIBA Fee Calculator

Resource-based fee calculations for architecture projects

Produce resource-based fee calculations for your projects

The Royal Institute of British Architects has been working closely with RIBA Chartered Practices to develop an online tool to help architects calculate and generate a resource-based fee calculation for their clients and projects.

The new RIBA Fee Calculator is due to launch Spring 2021. Users enter their practice details, including company overheads and staff salaries, then have the ability to create fee calculations aligned to the stages of the RIBA Plan of Work.

For architects, the RIBA Fee Calculator will outline the real business costs of delivering services to clients, and applying appropriate project mark-ups and profit, based on the business and commercial requirements of your practice.

Once a fee calculation is approved by your client, the data from the Fee Calculator can be exported into RIBA Contracts Digital, saving you time and effort when creating and customising your professional services contract.

Register your interest

The RIBA Fee Calculator will launch early Spring 2021 and will initially be available exclusively to RIBA Chartered Practices.
Register your interest now to find out more and be one of the first to use the tool.

Answer a few short questions about your practice to register your interest in the RIBA Fee Calculator.

What is the RIBA Fee Calculator?

A new digital tool from the Royal Institute of British Architects to help RIBA Chartered Practices prepare accurate, resource based fee calculations.

How does it work?

  • Access the RIBA Fee Calculator using the RIBA login details you already use for managing your account, paying your membership fees or recording CPD
  • The first time you log in, input business overheads and staff costs - similar to the answers RIBA Chartered Practices provide for the RIBA Business Benchmarking Survey
  • The tool then has all the background information needed to calculate a resource-based cost for the services you are delivering, for any project or client.

Why have we created the RIBA Fee Calculator?

We've built this for practices, using feedback and insight from across the industry. The RIBA Fee Calculator is part of a growing suite of digital tools for RIBA Chartered Practices based on the processes outlined in the RIBA Plan of Work and RIBA Job Book.

Who can use the RIBA Fee Calculator?

Throughout 2021, only RIBA Chartered Practices will be able to use the RIBA Fee Calculator. The service will initially be provided free of charge and then offered at a discount to RIBA Chartered Practices, as part of the RIBA Chartered Practice member benefit scheme.

Each practice completes an initial setup - usually a senior member of staff or someone with access to financial data.

Different levels of permission can be set for different members of staff, so you're in control of who in your team can access or edit costs, settings, or produce fee calculations.

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