Finished Shell Budget
|Electrical||$4,000.00||includes lamps and fans|
|HVAC||$4,500.00||heating, ventilating, and air conditioning|
|Exteriors||$2,800.00||gutters and cement finish coat|
|Interiors||$8,000.00||drywall, paint, baseboard, doors, hardware, flooring, etc.|
|Kitchen/Bath/Laundry||$7,000.00||cabinetry & countertops|
This estimated finish cost of $30,800.00 delivers a completed exterior & interior, ready for appliances, wardrobes and furnishings.
Dried-In Shell Budget
|Foundations||$1,000.00||material & labor for am-cor Foundation|
|Floor Slab||$4,000.00||material & labor for 4” concrete slab|
|am-cor Moden Kit||$35,000.00||Ferrocement panels, amcorite, connectors, Field Manual|
|Kit Materials||$1,000.00||Portland cement, sand, water|
|Construction Equipment||$500.00||scaffolding, cement mixer, tools, etc.|
|Windows & Exterior Doors||$4,000.00||standard specification|
|Kit Labor||$4,000.00||small crew 2-3 days labor|
|Insulation||$5,000.00||spray foam/aerogel insulation & installation|
|Roofing||$2,000.00||rubberoid roofing & installation|
This estimated building shell construction cost of $56,500.00 delivers a secure, disaster-resistant, insulated dried-in shell, ready for finishing and service installation.
According to RS MEANS, a company that compiles actual construction costs, the average USA cost of a 1,000 sq.ft. wood frame house would be about $131,250. (excluding appliances siteworks, & overheads). This suggests a 33% savings using the am-cor DIY method.
Overview: This is a sample construction cost budget for assembling an am-cor Kit and finishing out the building, excluding appliances, site works & overheads: $87,300.
No siteworks, flat land, no unusual site conditions, no site utilities, construction practices detailed in the am-cor Field Manual, no builder markup, no taxes, permits, fees, etc. Actual building costs may vary significantly per project and may not necessarily fall within the range of generic costs as calculated. Please note that costs are rough estimates only, time sensitive and not binding as to a specific project.
Total Shell Budget
NB: This results in a total construction price of approximately $87/sq.ft. for the 1000 sq.ft. .
The am-cor System gives a 30% savings, compared to the national average of approximately $100/sq.ft. for basic, residential builder's specification using standard construction.
We estimate that a DIY Owner-Builder may be able to perform much of the labor included in the $87,300 price as sweat-equity, thereby lowering project cost.
Construction budgets are generic samples of basic labor & material costs, and do not apply to a specific project. They are based on average USA material & labor rates. They are subject to change without notice and are not guaranteed.