Ongoing Consulting and Draughting Rates

Ongoing  Consulting and Draughting is carried out on an hourly rate, Post-Pay basis. For an order to be treated as for this, specific approval in writing is required by WAI Engineering and it should not be assumed that all ongoing work will be carried out on a post-pay basis.

Drawings, advice and calculations submitted for review will be provided as PDF files only. The PDF files will also be watermarked. Once these electronic review PDF files have been approved, then final PDF and/or original format files (as agreed) will be provided without the watermark. This will only be done once they have been accepted and approved (as appropriate). Their validity and permission to use is conditional on full payment being received.

If drawings are required as DWG and/or DXF files, this must be clearly stated before anything is agreed and before any work has commenced. If DWG or DXF files are required, then the client must provide all symbols libraries, setup templates, layer templates, pen colours:pen width mapping, drawing sheet borders, font files, linetype files, etc. Only information that is provided will be used in preparing the drawings. 

Also, the client accepts full responsibility for the interpretation of the drawings, as symbols and standards used may not conform to Australian Standards

Because of now having to work with unfamiliar settings and standards, there is a surcharge applied to the preparation of the drawings.

(Refer to the table below)

Please note that these electronic review PDF files have permission to be annotated. These annotations can be added by programs such as  Foxit Reader (www.foxitsoftware.com), or the paid for version of Bluebeam PDF Revue (www.bluebeam.com). Commented PDF files can be e-mailed back with any comments/markups saved to indicate any amendments or revisions to be carried out.

Clients can choose their payment terms, invoicing frequency and deliverables to work out the hourly rates that will apply.

  DRAUGHTING DELIVERABLES - PDF Only  or Support/Project Engineering/Programming/Training/Setup

Hourly Rate (ex. GST) 

Payment Terms Invoiced Weekly Invoiced Fortnightly Invoiced Monthly
Net 14 days from invoice date $84.00 $88.00 $92.00
Net 30 days from invoice date $104.00 $108.00 $112.00
Net 45 days from invoice date OR Net 14 days after the end of the month in which an invoice has been submitted ***$116.00 ***$120.00 ***$124.00
Net 60 days from invoice date OR Net 30 days after the end of the month in which an invoice has been submitted ***$128.00 ***$132.00 ***$136.00
Net 75 days from invoice date OR Net 45 days after the end of the month in which an invoice has been submitted ***$140.00 ***$144.00 ***$148.00
Net 90 days from invoice date OR Net 60 days after the end of the month in which an invoice has been submitted ***$152.00 ***$156.00 ***$160.00

 

  DRAUGHTING DELIVERABLES - PDF & DWG/DXF

Hourly Rate (ex. GST)

Payment Terms Invoiced Weekly Invoiced Fortnightly Invoiced Monthly
Net 14 days from invoice date $128.00 $132.00 $136.00
Net 30 days from invoice date $156.00 $160.00 $164.00
Net 45 days from invoice date OR Net 14 days after the end of the month in which an invoice has been submitted ***$176.00 ***$180.00 ***$184.00
Net 60 days from invoice date OR Net 30 days after the end of the month in which an invoice has been submitted ***$192.00 ***$196.00 ***$200.00
Net 75 days from invoice date OR Net 45 days after the end of the month in which an invoice has been submitted ***$212.00 ***$216.00 ***$220.00
Net 90 days from invoice date OR Net 60 days after the end of the month in which an invoice has been submitted ***$228.00 ***$232.00 ***$236.00

*** ALL payment terms longer than 30 days from invoice date will require a deposit to be paid that is equal to at least 160 hours (approx. 4 weeks) work or 50% of the total estimated hours where the total estimated hours are less than 320 hours (approx. 8 weeks). Failure to make payments in accordance with the agreed terms will result in cessation of all work, and permission to use work already provided will be withdrawn until such time as all outstanding payments have been made. Work will then recommence following a further deposit as above.

Rates are generally reviewed on January 1, each year, and may be revised from time to time as appropriate. These rates apply to all agreements that have been entered into that are for ongoing work. Clients with such agreements will be advised of any changes, however they should should check this page to ensure they know what the current rates for ongoing work are.

If payments are not made in accordance with the terms of the agreement, the agreement will terminate and a fresh agreement will have to be entered into to reflect the new payment terms and the appropriate hourly rate.

All invoices for works provided to the Building & Construction industry are issued under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act - 1999.

Prices subject to change without notice - EOE

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