Marhana Susan
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When calculating Architect's fee as percentage of Construction Cost, do we include contingencies/ allowances? If there is a given construction cost and contingency, do I add the contingency? To my understanding, the contingency is already in the construction cost.

Can someone explain how fees as % of construction work? Does the architect mention the amount depending on architects preliminary cost estimate or does he/ she wait until the final bid happens? In that case how do they get paid for sd/ dd/ cd?
Architect's construction cost Estimate: Does the Architect do Cost Estimate only at SD and DD and the package is given after CD to the contractor for final cost estimate.

When Architect's fee is based on % of construction cost, Which cost is the baseline? who does that estimate? Or at what level does the architect provide his/ her fees to the Owner?

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In this ADA illustration, what would be the minimum dimension of x? 4'-6" or 5'-0"? My logic is 5'-0" considering the min. turning radius( since we don't know if it is a corridor or where to find the turning clearance), but again if this is concerned with maneuvering distance in front of door, it could be min. 4'6" from push side.