10 December

Construction Materials

Wood vs Steel Framing?
Especially in production housing, you do not often see steel framing in place of wood.  Reportedly, the steel has benefits of building straighter walls, lighter material, resistance to fire, and no termite issues.  And in

26 November

Direct Construction Costs

Do Single Story Homes Cost More To Construct?
Whenever I have run a cash flow or pro forma in past years, one of the key assumptions is the cost of building the home.  And usually a good pro forma

24 October

Cost Categories

What Are Indirects?
Keep in mind that terminology can vary from region to region, but one of the more common terms related to costs and pro formas tends to be “direct construction” or simply “directs”.  I like to think

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