Green Building Construction Costs
Green Building Construction Costs

Building Construction Costs For A Green Home The cost for someone to build a good quality green home is some what more that it would cost to build a home in the traditional way. In fact in the US alone more than 500,000,000 sq ft of green buildings are either being designed or in the development stage or have been completed. In fact there are many reasons as to why building construction costs for a green home are only a little more than those for a traditionally built one. During the last few years various bodies have looked at just what the building constructions costs are involved when building a green property. Certainly many have only found that in fact it is only nominally more expensive to build a home that is environmentally friendly. Certainly one of the most current and certainly the most reference studies to have been carried out was performed in 2003. This was carried out by a group of more than 40 California state government agencies and was known as California’s Sustainable Building Task Force. They looked carefully at not just the building construction costs but also the financial benefits which could be gained from building a green property compared to using more traditional methods. In fact this study was the first of its kind to fully look at the building construction costs and benefits from building a green (environment friendly) building and focused specifically of 25 office projects and 8 school buildings. All of which […]

Construction Estimate
Construction Estimate

A construction estimate is a calculation which enables a person to see what expenses are likely to be incurred during a particular building project. The expenses that are often included within any construction estimate and which will be provided either to a company, developer or homeowner include such things as: 1. Labor – In this estimate they will need to include the types of workers they will be using and how many will need to be employed in order to complete the project on time. 2. Materials – They will need to estimate the amount of materials and what types of materials will be need in order to complete the project. 3. Contingency Sums (an amount to cover for any untoward or unforeseen expenses that may arise during the construction project). As well as providing estimates for the above also estimates will need to be provided for any plant that will be used during the construction process. In most cases the construction estimate provided by the construction contractor will be close to the actual costs. However this will always depend on just how accurate the contractors estimating methods that they use are and if they have correctly evaluated and visualized what the project is. So as you can see from above that a correct estimate is very important when it comes to construction work. Certainly this is the most important job that will need to be carried out by any construction manager for his company as it could in fact […]