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- To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
- Subject: Re-use revisited
- From: Mark Pemberton <markpemberton(--nospam--at)sbcglobal.net>
- Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2004 15:51:21 -0700 (PDT)
I had brought up this topic a couple of months ago and after consideration of the responses I received I decided to include a 10% re-use fee for the project in question. With up to 200 identical structures within this subdivision, I felt this was a fair amount to cover liability and the extra calls I'll probably get with that many units. The contract was signed by the architect, however the architect is now saying the word "re-use" only applies to additional units beyond the subdivision site. They also claim that it is typical for architects and engineers to just be paid for each different structure and that insurance should cover the additional liability involved. We are now in the process of possibly re-negotiating the contact. I can't believe there are engineers (or even architects) who would set a fee for a structure regardless of how many times it's built. I'm staying way away from sub-divisions if that's the case. Any
Mark Pemberton, S.E.