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Construction Cost Estimates for High School in National, US

The following analysis estimates the cost to build a high school 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 130000 square foot building.

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

NOTE: This cost estimate uses 2013 RSMeans data. A more accurate estimate using current RSMeans cost data is available on Construction Estimating Software

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High School Construction Cost Assumptions
Location:  US National Average
Stories:  2
Story Height (L.F.):  15.00
Floor Area (S.F.):  130000
Basement Included:  No
Data Release:  Year 2013

High School Square Foot Cost Assuming Decorative Concrete Block / R/Conc. Frame

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total   $118.43 $15,396,000
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $29.61 $3,849,000
Architectural Fees 7% $10.36 $1,347,200
Total Building Cost $158.40 $20,592,200
Cost Estimate (Open Shop) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total   $108.20 $14,066,000
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $27.05 $3,516,500
Architectural Fees 7% $9.47 $1,230,800
Total Building Cost $144.72 $18,813,300

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