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    Default Fees in a BIM project

    Hi All,
    Wondering if people could add their experiences / "5 cents" on how they're modified the structure of their fees now with BIM projects. Many Directors are of an era when fees were calculated using different tools that meant different emphasis of the timing of resources (people) during a project.
    What have you to say on this - do you have increased staff numbers at an earlier stage and less at others?
    Does LOD impact on your fees?

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    Default Re: Fees in a BIM project

    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin View Post
    Hi All,
    Wondering if people could add their experiences / "5 cents" on how they're modified the structure of their fees now with BIM projects. Many Directors are of an era when fees were calculated using different tools that meant different emphasis of the timing of resources (people) during a project.
    What have you to say on this - do you have increased staff numbers at an earlier stage and less at others?
    Does LOD impact on your fees?
    There was an interesting thread on that awhile back... might be something useful there:
    https://forums.augi.com/showthread.p...igher-or-Lower
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    Default Re: Fees in a BIM project

    I think it's a great thread that Wanderer put into the ring. As for us, we're just starting to get BIM off the ground at our mid-size GC and I'm the only BIM-oriented employee. We only have 1 project where I am expensing my hours, other than that it's going to overhead. Major expenses (getting 2D drawings converted to a BIM model, a laser scan, etc.) will either get eaten by us or expensed to the project depending on the attitude of the owner. We figure that the money we're spending on coordinating the building is going to ensure a higher quality install with less costly mistakes, so using these things is a credit, not an expense that will put us in the red. Hope this helped.

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