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I would urge caution.  If the liability on the first project is "X",
then the liability on each subsequent project is also "X".  This "risk
expense" is on top of whatever the actual cost is to site-adapt your
original design, process shop drawings, conduct site visits, etc.  In
the restaurant business, this process is usually referred to as
"prototype and roll-out", and it usually is a bad deal for the design
engineers.
 
My conservative approach to this type of work is pretty conservative.
If my fee for the first project is "X", then my fee for each subsequent
project is also "X", adjusted upward as necessary for inflation.  Of
course, I have a serious bias toward profit.
 
Good luck!
 
Stan R. Caldwell, P.E.
Dallas, Texas
 
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From: Mark E. Deardorff [mailto:mdeardorff(--nospam--at)burkett-wong.com] 
Sent: Friday, July 28, 2006 1:18 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: RE: Repeat Designs


I think you need to add the cost of insurance in. When I had my own firm
we paid roughly 10% of gross. As to reuse of plans we charged 50% for
the first reuse, 33% for the second and 25% for the third and later.
Plus we charged T&M for site specific alterations.
 
There still getting a good deal
 

Mark E. Deardorff, Structural Engineer


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	From: Scott, William N. [mailto:William.Scott(--nospam--at)veco.com] 
	Sent: Friday, July 28, 2006 10:52 AM
	To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
	Subject: RE: Repeat Designs
	
	

	Does this adequately cover the E&O insurance cost?

	 

	
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	From: Jnapd(--nospam--at)aol.com [mailto:Jnapd(--nospam--at)aol.com] 
	Sent: Friday, July 28, 2006 8:52 AM
	To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
	Subject: Re: Repeat Designs

	 

	I have charged 20% for reuse on commercial duilding.

	 

	Joe Venuti
	Johnson & Nielsen Associates
	Palm Springs, CA


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