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

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
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
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: No, it is considered an extra service
Explanation: Yes, this is an extra service, typically.
D.G. Dunsmore - Architect, P.C.
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
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
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.
ProMatcher
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
Answer: No, it is considered an extra service
Explanation: Architects run there shops on an individual basis
Terry Jones
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
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.
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
ProMatcher
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