×
INTELLIGENT WORK FORUMS
FOR ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS

Contact US

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

Cost of design work

Cost of design work

Cost of design work

(OP)
Greetings,
I am doing a small civil site works project on the side and I want to give the developer a price for the engineering design work. I remember (vaguely)that there exists a "rule of thumb" that states: that the engineering component of the overall project (until the project is complete) is approximately 5-10% of the total cost(generally speaking). If anybody has more insight into this matter I would appreciate their assistance.

Thanks!

RE: Cost of design work


See http://www.apegm.mb.ca/keydocs/cguide/index.html that is the guide to the engagement of a consulting engineer and it lists some suggested fee structures including a sliding scale based on the complexity of a project and the cost.

Its published by the Manitoba (Canada) association in conjunction with the local consulting engineering association.

Other associations might have similar documents.

Rick Kitson MBA P.Eng

Construction Project Management
From conception to completion
www.kitsonengineering.com

RE: Cost of design work

For Marine (commercial ship shaped)projects the figure for shipyards detailed engineering is probably lower, in the order of 1-2% for a typical tanker for example.
Add to this the cost for owners representation and site inspection ,which runs 2-3% typically.
Third party (Classification society) plan approval and Survey may run in the order of an additional 1-2%.
Rgds,
R. K. Kimmons and Associates, L.L.C.
Marine and Offshore Technical Services
Email: rkkimmons@att.com


RE: Cost of design work

You could make an estimate of time for the design and documentation process and apply an hourly rate.

Could you supply some more information as to what the development is? This will give us the chance to give better guidance.


regards

sc

RE: Cost of design work

The rule of thumb we use at my firm is that the engineering and administration is about 9 to 10% of the total construction cost. Another useful method of cost estimating for design work is that each drawing you produce costs about $8,000.

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login


Resources

Low-Volume Rapid Injection Molding With 3D Printed Molds
Learn methods and guidelines for using stereolithography (SLA) 3D printed molds in the injection molding process to lower costs and lead time. Discover how this hybrid manufacturing process enables on-demand mold fabrication to quickly produce small batches of thermoplastic parts. Download Now
Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM)
Examine how the principles of DfAM upend many of the long-standing rules around manufacturability - allowing engineers and designers to place a part’s function at the center of their design considerations. Download Now
Taking Control of Engineering Documents
This ebook covers tips for creating and managing workflows, security best practices and protection of intellectual property, Cloud vs. on-premise software solutions, CAD file management, compliance, and more. Download Now

Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close