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In a message dated 11/1/04 6:22:11 PM, wilsonengineers(--nospam--at)yahoo.com writes:

... its tough to tell them that a 5000 sf single-story wood building that is the same as a single story house, except for the usage, is going to cost $4000 to design and detail.  (Its hard to argue that its worth $1500) 

KRATZ:  It's sad, isn't it, that it's not "worth" 1/3 to 1% of a building's construction cost to design its structure (assuming $100/sf). 

"Jason W. Kilgore" <jkilgore(--nospam--at)leok.com> wrote:

Also, I HATE working with a client who sees me as an
unnecessary expense that is only needed to get a permit.

KRATZ:  Ain't that the truth!

Ralph
Ralph Hueston Kratz
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