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Uh oh...  David- you just may have riled the hornet's nest...  Hopefully, Bill P. is on a job search and he completely misses out on what could be...

On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 8:41 AM, David L. Fisher <dfisher(--nospam--at)> wrote:

My guess is the low fee came from one of Bill P.’s “bottom feeder” engineers

Recently laid off and working out of his basement.


David L. Fisher SE PE

Senior Principal




-----Original Message-----
From: Stuart, Matthew [mailto:mStuart(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 10:40 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: Fees


Doesn’t the City of Chicago have some established criteria for peer reviews that would help you to avoid being undercut, particularly if the other firm doesn’t have the proper background of experience?


D. Matthew Stuart, P.E., S.E., F.ASCE, SECB

Senior Project Manager

Structural Department


Engineers and Consultants - CMX

200 Route 9

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From: David L. Fisher [mailto:dfisher(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 11:13 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Fees


We submitted a proposal to do a peer review for a project in Chicago.


Our fee was $3,500.00



The winning bidder?




Peer reviews in Chicago take about four days just to complete all the paperwork.




Things are really tough out there.




David L. Fisher SE PE

Senior Principal


Fisher and Partners

372 West Ontario

Suite 301

Chicago 60654


312.622.0409 (m)


312.573.1726 (f)



David Topete, SE