Tuesday, July 25, 2023

New Construction vs. Remodel vs. Addition

 
With construction in general, and using residential construction as an example, the most efficient form is new construction. Major remodels and additions aren't very efficient. The same principals apply to urban development.



Traditionally, a city starts small and is built up. It's the same thing as a house getting remodeled and expanded. If an urban area is planned, it can be built up once to a certain size. Once it starts to fill up, another one could be getting started. 

I have no idea what the cost difference would be, but it would save a lot of work and money. Then, with an efficient design, the place would be a lot easier to live with and maintain.