Market mechanisms with uncertain quality cost planning construction faces a dilemma. Never just a box of chocolates, white is what you get”a good or bad planning? Builders are insecure about the quality of service of architects. Architects in turn can provide very good quality often only at various stages of planning due to the growing complexity of planning services. Cost planning, invitation to tender or construction management of large-scale construction projects is today require a high degree of specialization and the participation of planners in the context of the individual stages of construction. The fear of builders on a lack of quality of planning services in certain areas more and more expressed in a subversive pricing policy.
On the one hand, the cost planning due to bad experiences more and more from the outset as unsatisfactory is accepted and completely excluded from Architektenautragen. On the other hand, builders fall below HOAI-fees in the adoption, by architects systematically and Planners of less services to receive, when they actually need for their realization and contractually entitled to them. Economist and Nobel Laureate George Akerlof describes this development to be observed in the construction industry on the basis of the breaking up of the citizens: there are solid cars, and those that are cleaned up only to the bridal show. There are worth their money, the other not. A buyer never really sure can be a piece of gold”or a lemon” to catch, resulting in that very good cars traded mercilessly down. And exactly this market mechanism is today the hiring of engineers and architects. Because poor performance are the order of the day, increase the caution of the builders and falls at the same time their willingness to pay full fees.
Since the loss is calculated and then nobody is willing to pay the full price, good Planner are driven out of the market. Only the so-called sour lemons”remain, because only they are still using win can work. Is to advise clients and builders so, cost planning, tendering and construction management deliberately specialists to search for and to involve them in the team of architects. Who defines its performance requirements and expectations prior to the project, then search its planners and check on their quality. Builders should formulate their wishes confidence and structured. What scope is required within the framework of planning detail? Especially the cost planning has high priority. Here it is called advance, staking framework and the implementation based on common agreements to govern without tricks, without gimmicks and without ambiguity about the quality of the construction planning services offered. Contact: LV AG Engineering Services Corporation flax land 29, 22083 Hamburg phone: 040-682 836-60 fax: 040-682 836-89 email: