PoleBarnsNY said:I interviewed three new design professionals yesterday as my current engineer has gotten squirelly on me lately much to my annoyance. The range for very minimal changes to existing plans and restamp was $200 to $400. Most plans are very simple as pole barns are not too complicated. On occasion we also build other projects such as decks, additions, breezeways and garages. I always provide a very detailed sketch. I have tried to get enthused about sketchup and some other programs but I am way too busy to take the proper time. Much of the design industry in my area seems like an odd bunch. I found one yesterday that seemed to have some common sense. A rare find out my way for a design pro.
It seems like a high proportion of weird, nut bars in the design profession. Over designing seems to be a common habit also.
Anyone else have the experience of thinking 4 out of 5 times getting acquainted with new design professionals, I would never invite this odd ball to a bbq?
I have worked for a few over the years also with similar thoughts. One guy I swear shop vacuumed his lawn after we back filled the holes for his deck.
It's now called un-common sense, because good sense ain't common
Rich D. said:What are you guys paying for commercial builds? Im soon to get a set of plans from a client that payed lots of money for a 4000 sf build in a warehouse. Including the basic non detailed design structural,mech,electrical, sprinkler engineering done and stamped