Construction Cost Estimates for Office, 5-10 Story in National, US

The following analysis estimates the cost to build an office, 5-10 story using US National Average costs from 2019 RSMeans cost data. If you would like to localize costs to your specific zip code, RSMeans Data Online allows you to easily localize the cost of your entire estimate to zip codes across the United States and Canada. Costs are derived from a building model that assumes basic components, using union and open shop labor for a 80,000 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, 5-10 story in a specific city or metropolitan area, go to our index of office, 5-10 story models by state.

NOTE: This cost estimate uses 2019 RSMeans data. A more accurate estimate using current RSMeans cost data is available in RSMeans Data Online.

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Office, 5-10 Story Construction Cost Assumptions
Location:  US National Average
Story Count:  8
Story Height (L.F.):  12
Floor Area (S.F.):  80,000
Basement Included:  No
Data Release:  Year 2019
Office, 5-10 Story with Brick Veneer / Reinforced Concrete
Cost Estimate (Standard Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
SubTotal 100% $159.35 $12,748,138.94
Contractor Fees (General Conditions,Overhead,Profit) 25% $39.84 $3,187,034.74
Architectural Fees 6% $11.95 $956,110.42
Total Building Cost $211.14 $16,891,284.10
Cost Estimate (Open Shop) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
SubTotal 100% $147.08 $11,766,206.88
Contractor Fees (General Conditions,Overhead,Profit) 25% $36.77 $2,941,551.72
Architectural Fees 6% $11.03 $882,465.52
Total Building Cost $194.88 $15,590,224.13
Other Square Foot Model Building Type Options:

Office, 5-10 Story with Curatin Wall / Rigid Steel

Office, 5-10 Story with E.I.F.S. Reinforced Concrete

Office, 5-10 Story with E.I.F.S. / Rigid Steel

Office, 5-10 Story with Metal Panel / Reinforced Concrete

Office, 5-10 Story with Stone Veneer / Rigid Steel