5 Methods of Charging Construction Estimating Fees
The overall stages of a construction project are well laid out in the SACQSP and ASAQS guideline for Tariffs of Professional Fees. The breakdown allows the consulting quantity surveyor / estimator to set fees for the pre-contract and contract phase. The pre-contract stage is whereby the original estimate is produced. This estimate will change as drawings are developed, so the concept estimate will differ from Bills of Quantities based on fully developed working drawings, which will be used for tendering purposes and contract administration. The question is how does an Estimator calculate fees for taking off quantities and pricing an estimate?