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Is construction administration considered part of an architect's base design fee?

Yes
39%
No, it is considered an extra service
59%
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Question: Is construction administration considered part of an architect's base design fee?
Top Answer (59% of 91 votes): No, it is considered an extra service.

Answer: Yes
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Rob Mothershed Drafting and Design
Answer: Yes
Explanation: We encourage our clients to retain us for construction administration services to assures that a project is executed as designed. We assist clients in preparing their project budget and in determining the design services required to best achieve it.
Bazazi Design
Answer: No, it is considered an extra service
Explanation: Architects love sitting inside the office. General Contractors are paid considerably to take the bad news to the Architect's desk.
TopLand Construction
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes
Explanation: The project scope can vary
DKIM Architect
Answer: No, it is considered an extra service
Explanation: Yes, this is an extra service, typically.
D.G. Dunsmore - Architect, P.C.
Answer: No, it is considered an extra service
Explanation: No, it is part of a comprehensive fee.
Charles J. Collins, Jr./Architect
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes
Explanation: I offer close supervision as part of my services during construction time.
SDS - Sharkov Design Studio
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Again, it depends on the client's requirements. We can structure the contract based on the client and the project. We would always recommend including Construction Administration services in almost all project, for the client's own protection.
Chase Design Architects, LLC
Answer: No, it is considered an extra service
Explanation: Some people would not prefer this service, so I leave as an extra so they can get a cheaper fee if necessary for their budget.
Architectural Kahnceptions, PLLC
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes
Explanation: We do include CA as part of our fee package
Indwell Architecture & Design
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Traditionally yes, but not all clients want to pay for this service. Typically those clients that have been through a construction project before realize the value of this service and are more likely to request this be included in the proposed scope of work.
Alinea Architects, P.A.
Answer: No, it is considered an extra service
Explanation: $160 per visit. A normal visit is a half day
Residential Productions
ProMatcher
Answer: No, it is considered an extra service
Explanation: We do construction administration on an hourly fee
GMG Designs, LLC
Answer: No, it is considered an extra service
Explanation: Architects run there shops on an individual basis
Terry Jones
Answer: Yes
Explanation: If the client wants us to provided construction administration we will.
d.a.kinsella & company
ProMatcher
Answer: No, it is considered an extra service
Explanation: ON residential projects the service is additional since may owners prefer working directly with the contractor. Commercial jobs the construction administration is normally included.
DAmico Design Group LLC
Answer: Yes
Explanation: It really depends. In my state CA for commercial projects is required by law. So, it is included in the base fee. For residential projects, it is not required. So, it is usually an additional service.
SFM Architects
Answer: No, it is considered an extra service
Explanation: The builder is responsible for over-seeing the project.
CHD Custom Home Designer
ProMatcher
Answer: No, it is considered an extra service
Explanation: We will offer Construction Administration services based on the client's agreement.
Shiv Architecture P.C
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Of course that is dependent upon the contract used. However, the only way to get 100% of what is designed is having the architect providing Construction Administration. Also, it usually saves more money then it costs.
Barretta & Associates
Answer: No, it is considered an extra service
Explanation: Construction Administration, like Design, can vary greatly as a percentage of the work done on a particular project
Wayne M. Davis Architect PA
ProMatcher
Answer: No, it is considered an extra service
Explanation: We typically include construction administration as an optional service. Many people will just do this hourly, on an as-needed basis.
Moore Koenigsberg Architecture, Inc.
Answer: No, it is considered an extra service
Explanation: Depending on the project (size, scope, contractor and other professionals on the job) architectural services may conclude with design (and permits). While it is ALWAYS a good idea to keep the designer/architect on the job (whether to fix the unforeseen, or to own the problems of the design), some clients prefer leaving it to the contractor.
ALCOVA architecture
Answer: No, it is considered an extra service
Explanation: This varies from one company to the next, but is a separate service for us.
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