Quotation & Cost Engineering
Hofmann Architecture specializes in helping you achieve your project goals regardless of your budget. Our project management services include a creating a smart design that meets your requirements for function, space and style, then we’ll search our network of professionals to find the best fit for the renovation job.
The first step is to contact us with your Wish List, Budget and Timeline. We’ll help guide your project so it’s done right.
When planning for project costs, it is helpful to understand the difference between Hard Costs and Soft Costs.
Hard Cost are costs directly associated with building a project, such as Materials and Equipment, Construction Labor, Construction Management, Subcontractors, Consultants and even the cost of the vessel or vehicle itself. Hard Costs make up 80-90% of the project.
Soft Costs are project design and planning costs, such as the “Discovery Phase,” Design, Construction Documents, Estimating, Design Consultants, Project Engineering, Design Management, and other design related fees. Soft Costs typically make up 10-20% of a project.
A preliminary estimate is established at the end of the Discovery Phase. A Fixed Fee Quotation is generated at the completion of the Construction Documents, and represents the real cost of labor and materials required to build the project.