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Construction Cost Estimates for Office, 2-4 Story in National, US

The following analysis estimates the cost to build an office, 2-4 story 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 20000 square foot building.

Scope differences and market conditions can cause costs to vary significantly. To see an estimate of the costs to build an office, 2-4 story in a specific city or metropolitan area, go to our index of office, 2-4 story 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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Office, 2-4 Story Construction Cost Assumptions
Location:  US National Average
Stories:  3
Story Height (L.F.):  12.00
Floor Area (S.F.):  20000
Basement Included:  No
Data Release:  Year 2013

Office, 2-4 Story Square Foot Cost Assuming Brick Veneer / Wood Frame

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total   $119.40 $2,388,000
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $29.85 $597,000
Architectural Fees 7% $10.45 $209,000
Total Building Cost $159.70 $3,194,000
Cost Estimate (Open Shop) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total   $110.38 $2,207,500
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $27.59 $551,900
Architectural Fees 7% $9.66 $193,200
Total Building Cost $147.63 $2,952,500

OTHER OPTIONS:

Office, 2-4 Story Square Foot Cost Assuming Face Brick with Concrete Block Back-up / Steel Joists

Office, 2-4 Story Square Foot Cost Assuming Face Brick with Concrete Block Back-up / Wood Joists

Office, 2-4 Story Square Foot Cost Assuming Glass and Metal Curtain Wall / R/Conc. Frame

Office, 2-4 Story Square Foot Cost Assuming Glass and Metal Curtain Wall / Steel Frame

Office, 2-4 Story Square Foot Cost Assuming Wood Siding / Wood Frame



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