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

Yes
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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 104 votes): No, it is considered an extra service.

Answer: No, it is considered an extra service
Explanation: My fee proposals are based on providing construction - building permit drawings. Construction administration is a basic architectural service, but I offer it as an hourly as requested service.
Chait Studios
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Typically an architect will have so many girls visitations to site and coordinate drawings with contractors and vendors. If the service is needed daily then that would then incur extra charge. This would be considered mod coordinator or project manager.
Frank Ross Architects
Answer: Yes
Explanation: It is considered a Basic Service. However, on smaller projects Owners sometimes elect to omit this service. This is a mistake! Construction costs will increase and the Owner may not get what they are entitle to get. There is no substitution for experience!
Barretta & Associates
ProMatcher
Answer: No, it is considered an extra service
Explanation: Architects generally provide design and engineering services only. Supervising or overseeing the actual construction can be provided, but will typically be at an extra fee.
Elite CAD Services
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Construction administration is a very important part of the architects reaponsibility. We provide this as part of our base service.
Thomas J. Curro Architect. PC
Answer: No, it is considered an extra service
Explanation: i recommend some construction contract administration, so I automatically include some in my contract. There are may phases to the process. There are standardized contract documents. They can be a little too 'legalize' so I only use them on large projects.
MARC-Architecture
ProMatcher
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
Answer: No, it is considered an extra service
Explanation: From our experience, when an architect is called out to the field you can expect to pay additional fees.
SAVELL CONSTRUCTION
ProMatcher
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
Answer: No, it is considered an extra service
Explanation: Only if agreed to in the original contract or on a separate contract after design and drafting.
Eric Dahl, Building Design & Drafting
ProMatcher
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
Answer: No, it is considered an extra service
Explanation: Very important historically but not always contracted. If the Owner has full confidence in a custom home builder then he/she may forgo CA.
MasterWorks Design International, Inc.
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Yes
Explanation: My contact generally provides for construction administration at an hours rate. I find this an equitable solution so not to over state the time needed for the construction process.
Ruben S. Ojeda Architects
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Yes
Explanation: we include construction administration
ML Architect
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Yes
Explanation: it is if the client pays for full services. If the client wishes us not to perform this service it can be deducted from the contract language and removed from the services fee.
Architechniques
ProMatcher
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
Answer: No, it is considered an extra service
Explanation: Extra work, extra fee
TJB-INC Landscape & Drainage Contractor
ProMatcher
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.
Good Natured by Design
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