Thursday, May 12, 2005

The Latest BUZZ on the School Project - An expensive BUZZ!!

The architects have thrown us a real whammy!! It looks like the feeling of love and concern for all is on the down ward trend. Our architects have now come back to us with a ..... bill, before they can release any of the docs relating to the school. Its unfortunate that they maintained humm about it this long, and thereby lead us to believe that there were no costs for their services.

Having said that - a little birdy told me that the architects association have apprently advised all architects working for Tsunami related projects to charge a minimum amount ( which is still pretty high since its a % of the total project cost), and therefore we have got the following letter sent to us ( read below). At this stage we are in a bit of a fix, since we cant start from scratch again.....so we are taking a decision on how we will spend on this at the club meeting today. Anyone have any comments? Post them!

This is the letter from our architects......

"CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR THE PROPOSED SCHOOL BUILDINGS AT BT/ ONTHACHCHIMADAM SRI VINAYAGAR VIDYALAYA

This has reference to the conversation we had with you, and pleased to
forward you the schedule of services and distribution of fees for each
stage.

As decided by the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects Layout and other drawings
related to the schematic design proposal and preliminary cost estimates were
done on a honorary basis for tsunami projects.

Consultancy services beyond schematic design, will be charged as listed
below. SLIA recommended fee scale for consortium consultancy services
is usually between 8.6 – 8.4 % of the total project cost for projects between
40-60 Million. Our proposed fee scale for this project will be 3% of the
of the total cost. As per the preliminary estimate total building cost is
around 50 Million.

Work stage Fees Rs:
*Architectural designs All plans,Elevations,sections
and drawings. Permit drawings, Setting out
Plans, Detail layout drawings,
Schedule of finishes, Detail
schedule of Doors and windows,
Detailed specifications of Materials
And finishes. ------ Rs. 600,000.00

*Structural engineers
designs and drawings. -------- Rs. 400,000.00

*Electrical Engineers
designs and drawings. ---------- Rs. 100,000.00

*Services drawings for
plumbing. ------- Rs. 50,000.00

*Preparing of Bill of quantities,. ------------Rs. 250,000.00

*Checking of Bills.-------------- Rs.100,000.00

TOTAL ------------------------Rs. 1,500,000.00


Periodic Inspection of works at site @ Rs.10,000/- per visit.(Excluding Transport)


Hoping to receive from you favorably at your earliest."

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