We have received from our engineer some building estimates. Prices can and will fluctuate depending on many factors such as the global commodity exchange of raw building materials, exchange rates, your choice of engineering manager, architect etc. As a result, I am not going to report the exact prices in this blog. However, I will report high-level expectations and actual.
From our prior research, we had received estimates and were expecting a wide range of $50 to $200 per square foot. We have now landed on an approximate estimate of $100 per square foot. This level is with good quality, experienced project manager, but not necessarily one of the “famous”, “big-name” building companies in the area who will charge a hefty premium for that brand big famous name. Also, this estimate is with very good quality building materials, cement and rebars, Hebel/Aircrete for the walls, one of the best quality and durable PVC plumbing piping, ecological applications such as solar energy, solar water heating, and custom architectural design such as ours.
It is important to have the assistance from people who can manage the whole project from the beginning to the end. You have continuity, communication and knowledge transfer among the different parties working on the project when it is managed by a single company.
After researching a lot we went with Evolutionary Consulting Solarium Vita ( www.EvolutionaryConsulting.com/build.php ). They have long experience both in the US, the Mexican and particularly the San Pancho, Sayulita and Lo de Marcos markets. The combination of this market experience was important because they know both the legal requirements and materials offered on both sides and can make smart recommendations based on facts on the ground.