Planning the Project Cost
Cost planning is just that: A tool to enable the customer to plan the
cost of a custom home, commercial office or remodel. We believe strongly
in the value of cost planning in advance of construction and use it to
help the customer, architect and contractor (the
creative triad) to develop an understanding of each segment of a project
as well as the total cost.
For instance, cost planning can include design fees, permitting, site
preparation for construction, foundation and building construction, finish
details and fixtures. By developing and pricing these parts of a construction
project in advance of ground breaking, the creative triad can develop
a reliable estimate of the scope, timetable and cost of the project.
After cost planning, the homeowner will decide whether to hire a contractor
on a fixed-price "stipulated sum" or a time & materials* "cost plus" construction
HAWKES CONSTRUCTION can work successfully with either a fixed-price or
time & materials type of construction contract, whichever makes the
most sense for a specific project.
We offer cost planning as a stand-alone consulting service that is separate
*Time and materials refers to hourly billing rates added to cost of
materials. For a well-planned project, it may reduce the total cost.