Costs along with quality of services are usually the main deciding factors in the selection of an engineering firm. We like to be upfront with our costs and understand some of you are simply looking for a price range to budget for your project. Costs are project specific and are determined in advance based on an hourly estimate of the work for renovations. New residential built are priced hourly, by square footage or by percentage base depending on the project and our level of involvement. For commercial work, base cost percentage fee might be used when it makes sense. This means that complexity and travel distance play a role in our prices. Dollar figures below are meant to be a rough estimate and are intended to be used as a guide:
-Site consultation ($400) + optional ($200) consultation report
-Detailed seismic assessment ($600) + optional ($200) consultation report
**For sealed documentation such as a letter of professional opinion, assessment report or written recommendations, an administrative fee of $200 is applied as shown in the price above**
-Detailed structural engineering design ($150/hr). Design of your average new built would be between 8 to 12 hours. Complex renovations sometime take more time due to the extra effort that needs to go into accommodating existing conditions and finishes.
-Structural drafting ($100/hr). This varies on the project complexity and the amount of detailing we need to provide to accurately communicate the design intent. Typical new built will range around 20hrs. On some simple project, structural markups can be provided when the scope is extremely limited. From experience, this usually results in more involvement during the construction phase which shifts the planning costs into execution costs.
-Field review ($350). For the Victoria area, we charge $350 for field reviews. This is required by municipalities on most projects. This serves to confirm construction meets design intent. Typically 2 are required. One to review rebar placement and one to review framing before structural elements are covered. Amount of field review is heavily dependent on contractor phasing and execution.
-Construction phase ($130/hrs). Communication and coordination during construction is typically charged hourly and tracked at the 15min increment. This is heavily dependent on your builder's experience and unforeseen site condition during construction. Average project construction phase typically range from 1 to 3 hours.
Mavericks combines structural and architectural design. We thrive in complex building design, permitting and variance process. We like a challenge and it really shows in how we tackle complex projects. We have a good mix of incredibly talented and experienced architectural technicians and building designers that hold professional building experience. This means that their designs take into consideration the construction feasibility. This saves headaches during construction.
Mavericks is your best choice for architectural design if you are looking for a unique and intricate design. Having a structural engineer involved in every steps of the creation is of incredible value in complex design.
Our rate is ($100/hr) for renovation projects. The range of renovation design project varies from 20 - 40 hours for simple home additions and up from there based on complexity.
For new built, price per square footage is usually selected depending on complexity of design and permitting process. Engineering fee is added to the design cost. Where design renderings are required to guide the decision making process for the client, considering amount of time can be spent in the preliminary design phase. A new built design will be estimated on a square footage basis and will be priced based on complex, average or simple design.
This architectural design service produces a permit ready set of architectural drawings and will be adapted to specific municipality requirements.
Mavericks offers project management and municipal development services at ($100/hr) or percentage cost of construction.
Our project management services give you flexibility to bring in extra horsepower to your project during the planning phase. Whether you want Mavericks to coordinate various professionals on your behalf such as architectural designer, hazardous material sampling, surveying, etc. our hourly rate provide options. We handle quotes on your behalf and recommend best value based on experience. Typically, we see this small project management investment save considerable amount to our clients by bringing professionals at the right time and selecting the best fit.
For larger and more complex projects, we offer contract management services to provide contract agreements, tender bid packages and management during construction for change orders, etc.
Our development services is billed at ($100/hr) similarly as with project management services. This service is intended to navigate through your existing zoning and its associated bylaws. This will provide recommendations to yield the best return on investment on your project. Whether your lot allows for one or two secondary suites or you would like a secondary building on your lot, we will provide you with recommendations. If you wish to take your project through a board of variance, rezoning, subdividing, etc. we can act as your agent and handle the project on your behalf. This includes building permit submissions and various administrative tasks. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.