Cost Categories for Architects

What Category Systems are available for organizing my architectural costs?

Goldenseal business software for architects comes with an Architect Starter File, which includes the following Category Systems:

  • Architectural Work-- tracking expenses for architectural and design work
  • Full Construction-- costs for residential & light commercial construction. 30 items, includes subcategories.
  • Full CSI-- construction cost system developed by Construction Standards Institute. Includes subcategories.
  • No Categories-- blank category system
  • Office-- for office and overhead expenses
  • Short Construction-- costs for residential & light commercial construction. 30 items, no subcategories.
  • Short CSI-- construction cost system developed by Construction Standards Institute. No subcategories.

NOTE-- Use the Full Construction, Full CSI, Short Construction or Short CSI category systems when managing costs for actual construction projects, or when giving construction estimates to clients. Use the Architectural Work and Office category systems for the costs involved with your architectural practice and your design work.

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