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Construction Cost Estimates for Day Care Center in National, US

The following analysis estimates the cost to build a day care center using US National Average costs from 2013 RSMeans cost data. Costs are derived from a building model that assumes basic components, using union labor for a 10000 square foot building.

Scope differences and market conditions can cause costs to vary significantly. To see an estimate of the costs to build a day care center in a specific city or metropolitan area, go to our index of day care center models by state .

NOTE: This cost estimate uses 2013 RSMeans data. A more accurate estimate using current RSMeans cost data is available on RSMeans Online - our online cost estimating tool.

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Day Care Center Construction Cost Assumptions
Location:  US National Average
Stories:  1
Story Height (L.F.):  12.00
Floor Area (S.F.):  10000
Basement Included:  No
Data Release:  Year 2013

Day Care Center Square Foot Cost Assuming Brick on Block / Steel Joists

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total   $$142.80 $1,428,000
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $$35.70 $357,000
Architectural Fees 9% $$16.07 $160,700
Total Building Cost $$194.57 $1,945,700
Cost Estimate (Open Shop) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total   $$131.75 $1,317,500
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $$32.94 $329,400
Architectural Fees 9% $$14.82 $148,200
Total Building Cost $$179.51 $1,795,100

OTHER OPTIONS:

Day Care Center Square Foot Cost Assuming Brick Veneer / Wood Frame

Day Care Center Square Foot Cost Assuming Decorative Concrete Block / Bearing Walls

Day Care Center Square Foot Cost Assuming Stucco on Concrete Block / Wood Truss

Day Care Center Square Foot Cost Assuming Tiltup Concrete Panel / Steel Joists

Day Care Center Square Foot Cost Assuming Wood Siding / Wood Frame