Earth Excavation: The cost
of the ditch 100' in length, 10' deep,
wide assumes that a crew of 3-4 men work for six weeks. If soil is heavy
clay, time will be doubled.
Fortress-like stone constructions take about one
week per 10' cubic section. Adding 50% to the expenditure will double the
rate of construction, but to triple the rate of construction, expenditure must
be increased to 250% of the base cost - the maximum increase in construction
rate. Normal stone buildings as shown on the cost list, require
four months to construct, including interior work. All times assume building
materials are on hand. Quarry work and transportation, if any, are additional
cost and time factors. Architect costs are also additional.
Wood Constructions: Wooden buildings
take approximately one-half the
time it takes to construct similar buildings with stone. Wooden hoardings,
for example, can be built at the rate of a 10' section per day.
[Estimates] : There are so many variable factors
involved that the times given for completion
of any given construction must be vague. If you do not wish to
spend undue amounts of time calculating, it is suggested that you use the
following rough estimates for construction time:
|Moat house, shell keep, small castle||1 year + 2-8 months|
|Small castle with outer and inner walls, medium||2 years + 1-6 months|
|Medium castle with outer and inner walls, large castle||3 years + 2-8 months|
|Large concentric castle, walling average town||5 years + 1-12 months|
Times assume that an architect has prepared plans in advance,
normal costs are expended in construction. If additional monies are spent,
time is reduced as noted for stone constructions. With respect to walling
urban areas, citizens who willingly labor to SPEED construction will reduce
time by 50%.
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