Problem of the Week: Project Management Problems

Which of the following statements concerning fees is not correct?  

A. The liability incurred by a surveyor is proportional to the fee that the client is charged.
B. In determining the fee to be charged, it is proper to consider whether the work is for a regular client.
C. In determining the fee to be charged, it is proper to consider the amount of liability involved.
D. In determining the fee to be charged, it is proper to consider the usual charges for similar work.

Solution:Potential liability may be considered in fixing the fee; however, the liability will not be proportional to the fee charged.

Answer:  A

This is problem 2 (12-1) from the NEW third edition of “Surveying Solved Problems for the FS and PS Exams” by Jan Van Sickle, PLS (formerly "1001 Solved Surveying Fundamentals Problems"). Reprinted with permission from “Surveying Solved Problems for the FS and PS Exams” by Jan Van Sickle, PLS (2008 Professional Publications Inc.). For details on this and other FLS exam-prep books, call 800/426-1178 or visitwww.ppi2pass.com