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1

Art and science of business of building

Construction

2

Budget for construction fixtures, furniture, etc.

Hard Cost

3

Budget for consultancy fees, project management, permit, insurance

Soft Cost

4

A future event or circumstance that is possible but cannot be predicted with certainty

Contingencies

5

Money for design changes

Design Contingencies

6

Money that may be needed to pay unforseen work or materials necessary to complete construction work

Construction Contingencies

7

Money allocated by owner to possible fund additional

Owner Contingencies

8

Money that may be needed to pay for significant increase in construction cost particularly cost of materials

Escalation

9

A shelter from the sun, wind, and rain. Providing shelter that implies a roof, and walls to support it. Must be habitable

Building

10

Soil where the building is constructed

Natural Gradeline

11

Any habitable structure on top of the natural grade line

Superstructure

12

Anything habitable under the natural grade line

Sub-structure

13

Under natural grade line and is not habitable

Foundation

14

Building systems that makes up a building

1. Mechanical
2. Plumbing
3. Electrical

15

Interior systems that makes up a building

1. Special Constructions
2. Finish Work

16

Shelter Systems that makes up a building

1. Roofing
2. Insulation

17

Envelope and dividers system that makes up a building

Wall Systems

18

Structural systems that makes up a building

1. Floor
2. Foundation
3. Building Site