Concluding the Meeting

Site analysis……………………………………………………………………………… This can be accomplished by repeating the major points and requests made by the clients. each)……………………………………………………. This helps to ensure that the clients’ thoughts have been accu­rately heard. 1.5 hr. And that may mean a sizable design fee. This may be viewed as inexpensive by some designers and as ludicrous to others, depending on whether they currently charge for design services. 1.5 hr. Total………………………………………………………………………………………… This discussion may require some education of the clients if they are not familiar with typical costs for master plans or with implementa­tion costs. Concept development (2 alternatives)………………………………………….. At this point in the meeting, the designer may also need to review information about the firm’s practice. First, it may be helpful for the designer to summarize what has been heard from the clients. A suggested breakdown of this time is shown in Figure 5—11. Preliminary plans (2 alternatives)………………………………………………… Again, the designer should not be hesitant to charge fees for the design and should not hide such costs in the charges that are made later on for materials or installation. The designer should also make it clear that most master plans get imple­mented over time; thus, the overall cost of construction and installation can be spread out over a number of years. It is quite com­mon for a company to charge a client $50 to $100 per hour for design services. 4.0 hr. 2.0 hr. This will be necessary if the clients have not reviewed a brochure, advertisement, or other resource, or have not talked very long to the de­signer before the meeting. As the meeting approaches an end, there are still several items that may need to be ad­dressed. 4.5 hr. Client visits (3 at 1.5 hr. Likewise, it gives the clients a chance to correct an item if it has not been understood correctly or to add anything they might have forgotten. 20 hr. Site measuring………………………………………………………………………….. Professional design serv­ices by a site designer should be a separate fee from the construction, installation, and maintenance contracts. Base map preparation…………………………………………………………………

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