Modern Project Management

(ISSN: 2317-3963)

Exploring the Context of Price Quotation on Design Projects

Maurício Moreira e Silva Bernardes
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul Brazil
Henrique Benedetto
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul Brazil
Milena Chang Chain
Darli Rodrigues Vieira
University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières (UQTR) Canada


Information about the process of price quotation in design projects was collected through in-depth interviews with experts in the field and a survey of design professionals. Content analysis was applied to the transcripts of 13 interviews and revealed four dimensions whose inclusion in the process adds robustness to time estimates during the process of price quotation on design projects. The correlations among these dimensions were evaluated through the application of a survey that resulted in 427 valid responses. The results indicated that the entire professional community reinforced the need to observe them to ensure greater assertiveness in the studied processes.

Keywords: Design, Pricing Theory, Time-Dependent Scheduling, Project Management, Cost Estimating, Survey, Professional Community, Price, Quotation, Knowledge.



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