What's the Difference?


Here's a summary of a recent phone call:

"Brent... very sorry... gave the job to the other guy because his fee was lower... been a nightmare... over budget ...way behind schedule... can you re-do the engineering now and help get us back on track?"

This scenario happens all too often when a consultant is hired based solely on price.  And this poor guy learned the hard way that "There is nothing more expensive than hiring cheap engineers*".

Good design requires adequate time and the right people to do it. Cut-rate design may still "work", but probably not as well, and the overall cost of the project can be many times greater than the small difference in fee between the best designer and the cheap guy.

Click on the "Cheap" category link on the right sidebar for a bunch of similar cartoons about cheap design.

* Attributed to Bob Sheeran, Xavier University