bitasean wrote:It would be great if the RIAI came out and publicly denounced the thing, that way people/Ben D would know that real architects couldnt be arsed wasting their time on such crap.
SirRaymondMang wrote:Can you expand on this? What are the solutions to getting new work? Change profession?
parka wrote:This morning I received phonecalls from two sites similar to the above offering me the 'opportunity' to price for projects at a minimal fee. The only opportunities I envisage in this current climate is from recommendations from existing/ past clients, which happened to pay off this morning too.
parka wrote:Did anyone sign up for the one the RIAI was promoting?
Can't remember what it was called...............just remember it cost â‚¬99 to join
SirRaymondMang wrote:No we didn't. Why can't the RIAI actually offer something for free to their members?
stephenotoole wrote:I have used Tenderme.ie to price many jobs.
Most jobs advertised (about 90%) leave very little detail too give an accurate price.So when pricing you either ask for a site visit to give an accurate price ,or you over price,or under price by as much as 50% without you knowing and this causes upset to the client.
But as things are so tight out there I have been pricing to get work without making a profit,just a wage.And all of this on Tenderme.ie .
I have been under pricing jobs by 50% ,which could be priced ,so as just to get a reply phone call.
As of yet I have had no replys.
has anyone signed up to this? we haven't. I doubt many projects have been obtained through this.
lady louisa wrote:We have been a member of the onlinetradesmen.com website for the last month and despite tendering for numerous projects we haven't received one phonecall, despite tendering lower and lower each time.
I actually intend ringing up the RIAI to ask them about it as the onlinetradesmen offer a project management service to the general public, check out this link
Now is it just cynical old me or are they using all their member Architects quotes as a measuring stick to base their "competitive rates" on....
The RIAI website said it was â‚¬99 per annum, it actually costs â‚¬68 per quarter and it automatically debits your account when you are up for renewal.
Its a very amateur website that is very confusing and hard to navigate, even when you are a member.
I too would love to hear if anyone else has any experience of it.
parka wrote:I have already questioned them and didn't get much of a response. In my opinion it's another money making gimmick. Maybe it should go towards those CPD points we need to make up each year.