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Something between 0.75% and 2% of the building construction cost is typical.  Low end for repetitive easy jobs, 2% or more for harder, unique type work: (rehab and repairs).  I think for straightforward building projects the architect gets a bargain if your structural fee is 1% of less of the construction cost.
Jan Harris
Liberty Engineering
Virginia Beach, VA
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From: Hari A [mailto:hari_pe(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Monday, February 10, 2003 17:21
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: SE Fees for Building

There are some rule of thumbs for estimating the fees for structural engineering of buildings.  I am interested in how other engineers bid on projects especially new construction.  I understand the Architects generally charge about 10% for the architecture based on the total cost of construction.
Your input is appreciated.