Where in the architecture handbook of professional practice is information compares basic and bim for percentages of design services (schematic, design development, construction documents, bn and construction administration phase.
@coachhayleypugh Could you assist with this?
Okay! So this is a really good question. Here’s Figure 10.20:
There are two takeaways I think are very important about this graphic 1) how Traditional Design-Bid-Build relates to BIM delivery and 2) that this is an example used for distribution the fee in terms of design phases-- in real life, these percentages can certainly range.
If we go to the AHPP, the 10.20 is a graphic representation of Traditional Design-Bid-Build versus BIM in terms of fee structure. In both instances, assume 5% of the total fee goes toward Bidding and Negotiation. This graphic assumes your fee structure follows the amount of labor/time that goes into each phase. Notice how traditional versus BIM are different-- earlier design phases take a lot longer in BIM, by the nature of the programs, but CDs are generated much faster.
It’s good to know a general fee distribution based on this chart, but it’s also important to know that every firm will be a touch different. More than a strict percentage, it’s likely a range, as much as 5% or 10% in either direction. Bidding/Negotiation will pretty typically hover around 5% of the fee.
So, for example, if you’re asked which is a reasonable fee for your CD phase in a BIM project if your overall fee is $50,000. Then you’re given answers A) $3,000 B) $5,000 C) $13,000 D) $30,000-- you can make an educated guess as to what would be appropriate. Even though $13,000 isn’t exactly 25% of the overall fee, C is the best answer for how we understand the fee distribution percentage for a BIM project.