Glossary of Terms

Hard Cost 2015-11-11 08:00:00

Hard Cost

Also called “brick and mortar expenses,” hard costs are any costs involved in the physical construction of a project. Included in hard costs are all of the costs for the visible improvements, line items like grading, excavation, concrete, framing, electrical, carpentry, roofing, and landscaping. Hard costs contrast to soft costs which are those related to non-physical elements.