Construction Cost Estimates for Jail in National, US
The following analysis estimates the cost to build a jail 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 40000 square foot building.
Scope differences and market conditions can cause costs to vary significantly. To see an estimate of the costs to build a jail in a specific city or metropolitan area, go to our index of jail 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 SoftwareTry Free For 30 Days
|Jail Construction Cost Assumptions|
Jail Square Foot Cost Assuming Face Brick with Concrete Block Back-up / R/Conc. Frame
|Cost Estimate (Union Labor)||% of Total||Cost Per SF||Cost|
|Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit)||25%||$55.88||$2,235,300|
|Total Building Cost||$298.96||$11,958,600|
|Cost Estimate (Open Shop)||% of Total||Cost Per SF||Cost|
|Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit)||25%||$51.98||$2,079,400|
|Total Building Cost||$278.12||$11,124,700|