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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
58%
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Question: Is construction administration considered part of an architect's base design fee?
Top Answer (58% of 102 votes): No, it is considered an extra service.

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
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Construction Administration can be included in a base fee, depending on your scope of work and needs.
BJY Architecture
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Yes
Explanation: http://ro2328.wixsite.com/robco
Rob Mothershed Drafting and Design
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Yes
Explanation: The project scope can vary
DKIM Architect
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Yes
Explanation: I offer close supervision as part of my services during construction time.
SDS - Sharkov Design Studio
ProMatcher
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.
Answer: Yes
Explanation: We do include CA as part of our fee package
Indwell Architecture & Design
ProMatcher
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
Answer: No, it is considered an extra service
Explanation: We do construction administration on an hourly fee
GMG Designs, LLC
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
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
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.
ProMatcher
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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