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Thank you Bill Allen.
I HEAR YOU LOUD AND CLEAR.
Sincerely,
Karim Hosseinzadeh, SE

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> From: Bill Allen, S.E. <Bill(--nospam--at)AllenDesigns.com>
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: RE: Design fee guidelines
> Date: Monday, November 02, 1998 1:40 PM
> 
> The following response is merely my opinion and is not intended to offend
or
> flame anyone in particular..
> 
> One of the reasons you feel "lucky" to get 1% is that either you are
willing
> to do it for that low of fee or your colleagues (competition) are willing
to
> do it for that fee. Hypothetically, If NO qualified structural engineer
> would touch a project for less than, say 2%, then you could get 2% on a
> regular basis.
> 
> We are our own worst (business) enemy and we would rather worry about
> graphically beautiful drawings (with shading), ponder rigid diaphram vs.
> flexible and then decide to do the analysis both ways, perform a time
> history analysis when it isn't really required, etc.
> 
> We deserve exactly what we get.
> 
> Regards,
> Bill Allen
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike Brown [mailto:mike.brown(--nospam--at)cshqa.com]
> Sent: Monday, November 02, 1998 12:38 PM
> To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'
> Subject: RE: Design fee guidelines
> 
> 
> I'm interested in this information as well.  I have seen in the '97
> Means for Building Construction Cost Data that the structural
> engineering fees are 1% min. to 2.5% max. of the project cost.  But I
> got to be honest, I work for an A&E firm and we're lucky if we get 1% of
> the construction cost (Usually only for complex jobs like hangers and
> pavilions).  Usually we're only budgeted for 10% of the total design
> fees set by our architects.  This usually amounts to about 0.6% of
> construction costs.
> 
> Of course the best way to determine structural design fees or any fees
> for that matter is based on past experience for similar projects.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Coburn [mailto:bauengrg(--nospam--at)bautech.com]
> Sent: Monday, November 02, 1998 12:03 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Design fee guidelines
> 
> 
> We are attempting to find design fee guidelines with fees determined as
> a percentage of the construction costs, as designers, construction
> manager and/or design/build.  Obviously a  percentage on a parking
> structure would be higher than an residential or commercial structure.
> Can anyone suggest a source for this type of information?  Naturally
> these percentages could not be project specific and will be used as a
> guideline/starting point only.
> We would also be grateful to anyone who could provide information based
> on past projects they have been involved with, i.e., cost for services
> vs. cost of construction.  I can be reached directly at Bill(--nospam--at)Bautech.com
> or Dan(--nospam--at)Bautech.com
> 
> Thanks in advance.
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