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I designed a seismic retrofit for stone URM buildings at a mountain camp in exchange for being able to take a youth group from our church on a retreat there.  I just had to ask, and the camp owners agreed.  I guess that this is not exactly what you had in mind since I didn’t get paid for my services.


Nels Roselund, SE

South San Gabriel, CA


From: Jeremy White [mailto:jwhite(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Monday, January 16, 2006 1:29 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Savvy Billing Practices


It seems to me most structural consulting firms bill their engineers out at approximately the same rates (NYC firms may be higher than average?).  A firm with a well known brand name may be able to bill higher, but they still can’t bill too far beyond the curve or architects will go to a lower priced firm.  I believe that an hourly or lump sum billing can’t be the only way to get paid for a job.  Does anyone know of any firms, engineers or architects, who have been creative in how the get “paid” for a job, such as, doing work for free but gaining partial ownership of the building in return for their consulting? 



Jeremy White