Working Abroad: Avoid the pitfalls
Date: 20 October 2016
Location: Air Space, 29-31 Oxford Street, W1D 2DR London
For the inexperienced architect there are many challenges and potential pitfalls which need to be avoided when you start working on projects abroad. The first step is to gain a good understanding of the local market, people you will be working with, their culture, political or economic goals, local building technologies and construction industry. In addition to understanding the type of role you would pursue (i.e. executive consultancy or advisory), issues to asses include contracts, licensing and taxation. For this seminar in our MoA Academy series, Roger Whiteman will highlight important issues to take into account before jumping on the 'foreign bandwagon’.
During this seminar you will gain key knowledge that will help you to successfully undertake projects overseas, build your practice on an international scale and develop new business opportunities. Key issues that will be covered during the seminar include:
- Understanding the barriers of working with a client abroad
- What services you can and cannot undertake
- Setting out project expectations
- Formulating and managing contracts
- Managing project finances
About the lecturer:
Roger Whiteman is an architect and founder of beside design, a consultancy providing creative management to the design profession. Prior to founding beside design, Roger worked at SOM as Management Director of the their London office, working on projects in Russia, pre McDonalds, Warsaw, the Netherlands or India. Over the last 5 years he has worked constantly in China and Taiwan.
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