While I don’t know where the percentages originated, it seems that at some time a standard project was historically averaged, percentages were then derived off of it for A&E soft costs, and the market accepted those costs.
Where I’ve seen percentages used most effectively is in a public bidding process, as per your example. If yo…[Read more]
“…just another body in the morgue.” LOL!
I needed a good laugh, thx.
I agree, Andrew. It’s a much different animal if the contract work is one’s main source of income. I’ve just been creating spreadsheets projecting billable hours needed over the course of a year, 2yrs, 3yrs… and it gets pretty tricky… something like 20 billable hrs @ $85/hr (or $1700/wk before taxes and expenses – and saving for annual…[Read more]
Thanks for sharing, Jonathan. I’ve had people call rates of $45-50 “outrageous” up here in Spokane, but I know several people charging over double that here.
Great stuff, Nick.
My humbly-offered two cents:
1) Photos of installed work (if available)
2) Challenge: distill sheet descriptions to 3 short bullets (and I think 12 pt minimum)
3) No pixelated imagery
4) Any construction document examples?
* Love the process work
* Great ideas on display
* Talent and heart
I think Tanya’s points are very good; do you want to be a designer as well as a technician?
In hindsight, I would want to learn and apply more knowledge of materials and construction costs into my designs as a BLA candidate… I’m not sure if I had time for that though… it would have been good to do more detailing of the concepts I…[Read more]
What age are the patients? Is it for a specific type of addict? How does the center treat the various addictions? Do they incorporate horses in the rehabilitation?
I think it would be a good idea to call up or visit a few different facilities and ask them for some ideas on programming elements that would be an extention of what they are trying to…[Read more]
Thanks for getting into some of the nitty gritty involving lawsuits. I will remember your words of wisdom regarding time/cost of being one of the ‘named’ in a lawsuit. Very good to know that you have had a positive experience with Leatzow when it counted the most.
Does your service include negotiation with the underwriter or is it more of a review that will inform someone else (like a lawyer or the client) to negotiate the terms?
I have heard of the need for continued coverage after the fact. Now I have a name for it. If you choose the “infinite” tail coverage option, are there infinite premiums?
So, you…[Read more]
Thank you, David. Your detailed response affirmed my internal sense that there must be some important nuance in getting a fair and reliable deal regarding E&O Insurance. I appreciate that you laid out some specific areas of concern.
This is definitely the sort of thing that could make or break a fledgling practice. It sounds like you might be in…[Read more]
Thanks for the good information. I hope others will illuminate as well.
I only did a 2-day workshop with him and still rely on some of the things I learned there. A couple of my friends went to Kansas and came back far better illustrators than they left as… one started an income stream with his illustrations almost immediately and has found a real lifelong joy in drawing — filling sketchbooks on his travels, etc.…[Read more]