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Wow, the heat must be getting to us all. If you cannot do the project for
$3,000, then put in a proposal for what you think it will take. If XYZ
engineering down the street will do it for $2,500, does that mean that you
need to submit a proposal for $2,495?

At some point we have to either stop doing this or stop complaining about
why we don't get paid enough.

Bill Allen

> From: Thomas Chiu <Tomchiu(--nospam--at)>
> To: seaoc(--nospam--at)
> Subject: FEE Survey
> Date: Wednesday, August 20, 1997 10:50 AM
> Hi, I know that the standard structural fee is about 1% for a medium to
> large job. I got a call from an owner who would like to add a 6,000 sq.
> ft. office inside his distribution warehouse. The structure will be type
> V 2-story under the existing warehouse enclosure.  Now, 1% of 6,000 x
> $50 = $3,000.  There is no way I can do the design for that kind of fee.
> As I can tell, most of you are from a small office. Consider this a fee
> survey for a small size commercial job, I would like to find out what
> would be considered a reasonable fee (design & construction observation)
> for this type of job.
> Any comment will be appreciated.
> Tom Chiu, SE
> Thomas Engineering