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Town homes project pricing
- To: <Light_framing(--nospam--at)structuralist.net>
- Subject: Town homes project pricing
- From: "Alexander \(Sasha\) Itsekson" <sasha(--nospam--at)engstruc.com>
- Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2006 14:42:44 -0700
- Cc: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
- Disposition-notification-to: "Alexander \(Sasha\) Itsekson" <sasha(--nospam--at)engstruc.com>
architectural client asked me to provide a fee proposal for townhouse project
consisting of 29 units out of which four buildings are 4 unit
buildings each and the rest are a single family homes with 3 to4 inches gap
between them. There are total of 4 separate building
Below is the information I have to
•The project budget is approx. $3.4
•Consultants' & Architect's fees
anticipated to be approx. 13% of construction or $450,000 total.
approximately 7 months in design and documentation and then 20 months under
•The project is in California, West Sacramento county,
non-expansive clays, spread footing
•The rear of the 1 acre property is on a slight slope
and is adjacent to the railroad tracks
•These are town homes and NOT condominiums, the
architect ahs a complete indemnification in their contract with the
developer in case of the condo conversion. They suggested that we add the
similar language in our contract with them. However, I am told that
there will a home owner's association.
•The developer does not have a wrap around insurance
policy for the project and requires 1mln/2mln aggregate policy for all the
members of the design team. I currently have 250k/500k policy and I
estimated that it would cost me 3k/yr for 10 years to get a project specific
rider, if I can get one.
don't know how reasonable the construction estimate is. Assuming that the
estimate is on the money what would be the appropriate percentage for the
structural fee? I can estimate the design fee for the 4 separate building
types, but how do I estimate the fee for the rest of the buildings?
Considering the additional cost of insurance does it even have any sense in
pursuing this project? I order to make it worth my while the fee should be
in order of 2% of the construction cost.
are other things that I have to be watching out for?
advice is greatly appreciated.
Alexander (Sasha) Itsekson, SE