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RE: Cost for review of drawings

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< Other costs to consider for a project abroad:
1. Communication (sending and receiving drawings, site visits?)
2. Definition of peer review. Does it include plan checking or
constructability reviews?
3. Local Building Codes.

Not to mention local politics! >

I have heard rumors that European/Asian/Middle Eastern countries typically
stiff American professional consultants on the final payments of their
contractual agreements (10 to 33%)  You may want to increase your fee by 1/3
just in case this is true so the 2/3 payment will be equal to your full fee.

Make sure the government is stable, too.  We have lost a few jobs because
the local governments were dissolved/overthrown.

Good luck on your international venture.

William J. Keil, P.E.