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Just trying to have a little fun, folks,

dlf



> 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)fpse.com> 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
>>
>>
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>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> *From:* Stuart, Matthew [mailto:mStuart(--nospam--at)cmxengineering.com]
>> *Sent:* Tuesday, August 18, 2009 10:40 AM
>> *To:* seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
>> *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*
>>
>> *Associate*
>>
>> *Engineers and Consultants - CMX
>> <http://www.cmxengineering.com/index.htm>
>> *
>>
>> 200 Route 9
>>
>> Manalapan, NJ 07726
>>
>> 732-577-9000 (Ext. 308)
>>
>> 908-309-8657 (Cell)
>>
>> 732-298-9441 (Fax)
>>
>> mstuart(--nospam--at)CMXEngineering.com
>>
>>
>>  ------------------------------
>>
>> *From:* David L. Fisher [mailto:dfisher(--nospam--at)fpse.com]
>> *Sent:* Tuesday, August 18, 2009 11:13 AM
>> *To:* seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
>> *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?
>>
>>
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>> $550.00
>>
>>
>>
>> Peer reviews in Chicago take about four days just to complete all the
>> paperwork.
>>
>>
>>
>> **ouch**
>>
>>
>>
>> Things are really tough out there.
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>>
>> David L. Fisher SE PE
>>
>> Senior Principal
>>
>>
>>
>> Fisher and Partners
>>
>> 372 West Ontario
>>
>> Suite 301
>>
>> Chicago 60654
>>
>>
>>
>> 312.622.0409 (m)
>>
>> 312.573.1701
>>
>> 312.573.1726 (f)
>>
>>
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>> www.fpse.com
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>>
>
>
>
> --
> David Topete, SE
>



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