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Construction cost vs Project cost

Why "construction cost" shouldn't be the only thing on your mind before breaking ground:

So often we are asked, "what is it going to cost me to construct this building?" Or even, “How much per square foot does it cost to build a (fill in the blank) building?” 

I hear it at work, at parties, from friends and family... I get it, and I actually love how much faith you put into our expertise on the subject, and it is something we actually help people with quite regularly. But it's hardly a matter of looking at a picture (or imagining what you describe) and spitting out a figure about how much your project is going to cost.

But that isn't what you were asking to begin with. This is about construction costs, which, by itself is a loaded request - it should be about project costs, because there are so many variables and hidden soft and related costs that you won't come even close to coming in at budget without considering the weight they also carry.

It's the kind of weight that could stop your project dead in its tracks.

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Topics: project architect, Costs, Industry lingo

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by Harold Bubil
HeraldTribune, Real Estate Editor

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Topics: green, usgbc, LEED, Sustainable, sarasota, Jedd Heap, architect, project architect, Michael Carlson

CSA's Lakewood Ranch Plastic Surgery, featured on ABC 7' Green Living Segment

This week reporter Scott Denis from ABC 7 featured the LEED Certified Lakewood Ranch Plastic Surgery Office on his "Green Living" segment.

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Topics: carlson, usgbc, lakewood ranch, Jedd Heap, award, LEED-CI, project architect

Carlson Studio Architecture’s Jedd W. Heap Earns Florida License

Carlson Studio Architecture (CSA), a Florida-based sustainable design firm, proudly announces that Jedd W. Heap, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, earned his Architecture License from Florida’s Board of Architecture and Interior Design, as well as the National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB).

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Topics: LEED AP, Jedd Heap, aia, architect, project architect, license


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