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I think Shafat may have misunderstood or is not doing too many tract's. The
reuse fee is applied to any and all duplications from the original set of
plans. In other words, it is a licensing that may or may not include
involvement. My reuse fee's do not include anything other than stamping of
the subsequent planes for permit issuance on duplicates. If the client wants
to make changes or have me do observations or additional services, this is
paid in addition to the re-use fee.

Dennis Wish PE

-----Original Message-----
From: SEAInt Admin [mailto:seaint-ad(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Monday, December 14, 1998 10:48 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: "re-use" fees


Our office charges $750 as a minimum which covers the client for
approximately seven hours of work. A 2,500 sft house would obviously take
more than seven hours.

The point I was trying to make is that there should be a minimum for
everything. Even if you end up spending one hour on it.


At 07:45 PM 12/14/98 -0800, you wrote:
>Maybe I didn't understand your response correctly.  Did you imply that
>you would do the engineering on a 2,500 square foot house for $750, or
>is that the fee you would charge for the "re-use"?
>Shafat Qazi wrote:
>> Greg:
>> Depending on your location. Our company (BQE) is located in Los Angeles
>> where engineering fees are a bit higher than rest of the country. In our
>> office we charge a minimum of $750 for any project including "re-use". We
>> tell the client that it will cover up to seven hours of work. If the work
>> would exceed seven hours, which may not be the case with the "re-use"
>> project, we will then sign a separate agreement.
>> Hope that helps.
>> Shafat