Tag Archives: cost

Build it now or later? What are the considerations?

By Lorianna Kastrop, Vice President, The Kastrop Group, Inc. Architects   So, you’ve missed the window for doing your construction project when everything was a lot less expensive (due to the recession).  But now you have your financing together and … Continue reading

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Take automated construction cost estimating tools with a grain of salt

By Lorianna Kastrop, Vice President, The Kastrop Group, Inc. Architects A new tool has become available to the public:  automated construction cost estimating.  This tool is available on websites where you can enter your zip code and the number of … Continue reading

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It Takes a Team: Construction problems that could have been avoided

By Lorianna Kastrop, Vice President, The Kastrop Group, Inc. Architects Lately we received calls from potential clients who want us to rescue a project that went sideways far into the design and construction process. This is so unnecessary and makes … Continue reading

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New Title 24 Energy Standards

On July 1, 2014 new Title 24 standards will go into effect. California’s Title 24 is the part of the state building code that defines energy efficiency requirements for both residential and nonresidential buildings. The new standards will replace the … Continue reading

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Money Pit: Construction cost savings that backfire

In the 1980s there was a movie starring Tom Hanks and Shelley Long called “The Money Pit”.  It is about a young couple who decide to buy a “fixer-upper” home to save money.  They experience one problem after another during … Continue reading

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