Some construction projects require the procurement of engineering services to ensure quality. Learn how to work effectively with these professionals with this guide! It outlines the functions of the consulting engineer in serving a client, the types of services usually offered, the various methods of determining compensation for engineering services, and the general ranges of remuneration that competent consulting engineers receive for their services. A recommended procedure for interviewing and selecting a consulting engineer and guidance on contracts for engineering services is also provided.
The manual is designed to serve the best interests of the client and the consulting engineer and to foster better understanding between them. The data presented for engineering charges, percentage fees, factors on payrolls, etc., are provided as general guides to be used or not used at the sole discretion of each user. The data is based on the experience of many consulting engineers as obtained in a recent national survey.