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Literature Review on Soft Cost Definition and Components 17 Table 5. Breakdown of cost categories according to the CEEC. CONSTRUCTION COSTS A Preliminaries B Substructure C External superstructure/envelope structure D Internal superstructure E Internal finishings F Services installations G Special equipment H Furniture and fittings I Site and external works J Construction contingencies K Taxes on construction DESIGN AND INCIDENTAL COSTS L Design team fees M Ancillary costs and charges N Project budget contingencies O Taxes on design and incidental costs COSTS IN USE P Maintenance Q Operation R Disposal S Decommissioning T Taxes LAND AND FINANCE U Land costs V Finance W Grants and subsidies X Taxes on land construction and non-construction costs, although the term "soft costs" is not used even in English speaking nations (the United Kingdom and Ireland). 2.6. Summary and Conclusion In general, despite minor differences, the various definitions of soft costs in the professional publications are generally consistent. Methods of estimating or allocating these costs vary and change from organization to organization. From this literature review the researchers conclude that the definition provided by the FTA in Standard Cost Category 80 is a comprehensive defi- nition consistent with most of the sources that were reviewed.