There are only three ways to calculate the fee for an architectural project.
FeeCalqs uses method #3 - but improves on the typical use of this method.
Here's How FeeCalqs Works
First - Enter data about the project.
You need to know approximate sizes and construction costs. The client should give you this. If you have to determine this yourself, make your assumptions part of the proposal.
You will notice that you can have three different ’Use Groups’. Things are rarely simple. FeeCalqs has the real world covered.
This part of the fee calculation process looks up a fee for each Use Group and calculates the fee for that Use Group. In the next step the total construction cost is divided by the total fee to get the appropriate fee percentage for the total project. Here are the fee tables that FeeCalqs uses.
Second - Choose what is included in your scope of work.
By specifying how much of each phase you plan to provide, you are modifying the fee you developed in the first step. You further define how much engineering you are including. There is also a place to add special considerations.
At this point you have THE FEE.