That's what a fee schedule needs to address: Scope of Work. Size of Project. Complexity of Project.
The Scope Of Work is assumed to be Basic Services. ’Basic Services’ is defined by standard contracts. See this earlier post for more on Basic Services.
The simplicity of the fee schedule using five tables has allowed it to remain relevant for 50 years - with one exception. Practices and expectations have changed. Tables from the 1970s need adjustments to accommodate things that weren't being done back then. Things like:
- Energy Codes
- Storm Water Management
- Expanded Design Services - the HGTV effect
You can make accommodations for these new practices and expectations, but there is still some things that I have found that fee tables cannot address. Fee tables cannot address a change in Scope of Work, or a hybrid Building Type, or whether the fee that has been calculated is adequate.
Don't worry, I have solutions.
NEXT TIME: What to do when Building Types don't apply.
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