Sample Construction Budget
Hard Construction Costs (8,000 SF @ $97/SF)
Foundation, Framing, Drywall, Flooring, Roofing $581,000
Plumbing, Electrical, Security System 80,000
Fixtures, Furnishings and Equipment 50,000
Site Work 18,000
Sub-total Hard Costs $775,000
Land Acquisition 75,000
Soft Construction Costs
Architect and Engineers 31,000
Sub-total Soft Construction Costs $35,000
XYZ Corporation (in-kind)
Other Corporate Donations
XYZ Foundation (pending)
Meadows Foundation (recommended)
To Be Raised From Other Sources
• Hard construction costs include any costs that cannot be physically moved, in other words
site work, renovations or construction work, plumbing, electrical, landscaping, parking lot,
demolition, flooring, roofing, HVAC, wiring, fire and security alarms, playgrounds, fixtures,
appliances, etc. that become a permanent part of the site.
• Soft construction costs include fees, surveys, permits, architect and engineer fees, etc.
• Contingencies are usually about 10% of construction costs.
• Among other things, the Foundation looks at the cost per SF of the hard
SAMPLE CONSTRUCTION BUDGET
This is an example of a project budget for an agency that proposes to
construct a new facility in which to expand its programming.