What is FF&E?

The FF&E on a project budget consists of furniture, fixtures, and equipment. It includes systems and office furniture, reception chairs, conference room furniture, AV equipment, artwork, and plants.

“And anything else that is not bolted to the space,” added Senior Project Manager Ryan Alligood. “FF & E is something you can carry out when you leave.”

When creating a project budget and considering hard costs and soft costs, FF & E are also important to factor in.

Purchasing furniture is not as simple as point-and-click. When specifying furniture, there is a need to be as detailed as possible in picking out every part and piece.

This process can be time-consuming for the client as there are countless options when it comes to furniture. The process needs to start early to give plenty of time for decision-making and delivery. AV work needs to be planned prior to move-in which is another reason furniture orders are placed well in advance.


Ryan Alligood started with Watchdog in 2005 as a Project Coordinator. Over the course of his tenure with the firm, he has established himself as a leader of the organization and truly embodies its mission, vision, and core values. As a Director at Watchdog, Ryan has managed projects ranging from 10,000 square foot interior fit outs to 1.5 million square foot corporate campuses from early conception through project completion and closeout.