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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
56%
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Question: Is construction administration considered part of an architect's base design fee?
Top Answer (56% of 130 votes): No, it is considered an extra service.

Answer: No, it is considered an extra service
Explanation: An architect, for his own protection needs to monitor the construction to make sure the work meets the approved plans, and this should be figured in to the agreement. But to administrate the construction it would depend upon the type of project.
Dedsign Group Associates
Answer: No, it is considered an extra service
Explanation: At least this is how i structure my services, that way we keep the fees down for our clients.
Wayne D Anderson, AIA, LLC
Answer: Yes
Explanation: I always include fees for contract administration. I believe is it important to remain engaged during construction to advise and protect the client.
Design by AB
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Typically, especially on new ground-up projects (excluding additions and renovations) I consider construction administration part of a base fee but have provided fees excluding construction administration and offering it as an hourly, as needed, fee. Ensuring that the project gets constructed as close to the design and specifications as possible should be of high importance to an owner/client.
Architectural Response, PLLC
Answer: Yes
Explanation: If it is a percentage of construction contract
Bren Arc Architects LLC
Answer: Yes
Explanation: There is a separate section in our proposals for construction administration.
Arlene Warda, Architect
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes
Explanation: It's optional.
Kimmel Studio Architects
Answer: No, it is considered an extra service
Explanation: I can do Construction Administration, if required by the client.
Island Architecture
Answer: Yes
Explanation: It is always best to have the Architect provide construction administration. Sometimes the client may want someone else to provide this service or request that the Architect not include construction administration in the initial proposal. In those cases the construction administration would be considered an additional service.
William E. Jackson II, NCARB, AIA
ProMatcher
Answer: No, it is considered an extra service
Explanation: In modern times many clients are well versed in construction methods and administering the project is a task they can fulfill while saving money. Our firm understands this but still allows the client to make inquires when necessary. Our construction administration services are per hour with a predetermined allotment of time agreed on by both parties.
The Everglades Architecture Group
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
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
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
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.
Good Natured by Design
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