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Q: expert in construction costs ( No Answer,   3 Comments )
Subject: expert in construction costs
Category: Business and Money > Consulting
Asked by: miketitell-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 18 Sep 2006 10:46 PDT
Expires: 04 Oct 2006 08:05 PDT
Question ID: 766317
We are just completing a remodel of a home a $80,000.00 project.
Our architect came up with the plans and an estimated budget, But we
are coming in at a much higher cost.
is there a expert in construction costs that could do a audit of the
intire project and show us weare we went wrong?

Clarification of Question by miketitell-ga on 18 Sep 2006 13:47 PDT
The project is in Long Beach ca. and we are in Los Angeles Ca.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: expert in construction costs
From: myoarin-ga on 18 Sep 2006 13:24 PDT
If you tell us what city or town and state the house is in, I am
pretty sure that a Researcher can find someone that may be able to
help you.

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Subject: Re: expert in construction costs
From: markvmd-ga on 18 Sep 2006 21:27 PDT
Your architect may have used a standard book of construction
estimation. Unfortunately with the recent fluctuations of the price of
fuel, copper, and goodness knows what-all in the biz, the standard may
be outdated. Even crackdowns on immigration may contribute to higher
Subject: Re: expert in construction costs
From: myoarin-ga on 19 Sep 2006 03:59 PDT
If remodeling/repair project cost estimates in the States are anything
like those in Germany, they might include positions that are only a
very rough estimate, perhaps defining the work involved without giving
a total  - just the man/hour price, leaving open the number of hours
Also, I once had some drainage work done, based on a contract, but
then naively signed worksheets for hourly work.  This was added to the
amount on the contract when I got the bill.  The "misunderstanding"
was settle quickly with a letter, but someone else might have just
sworn and paid.

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