Need a book? Engineering books recommendations...

Return to index: [Subject] [Thread] [Date] [Author]

RE: SE Fees for Building

[Subject Prev][Subject Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]

Architects are generally lucky to get 6% of the construction cost.  Structural Engineering is roughly 20% of the architectural fee.  At least that has been my experience.


Dave Puskas

BSW International - Tulsa

-----Original Message-----
From: Jan Harris [mailto:jan(--nospam--at)]
Monday, February 10, 2003 5:01 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: SE Fees for Building


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

-----Original Message-----
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.