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  Building Square Foot Cost Analysis
by DCD Magazine


Design Cost Data, published since 1958, is the industry resource for buildings and their actual cost to build. DCD maintains a massive database of hundreds of different types of buildings and costs, cost factors, and other valuable information. This database is the DCD Archives.

Following are cost analysis by building type using the project data in the DCD Archives. Buildings were grouped by size, floors, and construction materials and averaged to determine a square foot cost by location. The costs do not include architectural or engineering fees.

The DCD Archives is available anytime to DCD Subscribers. DCD Subscribers have full access to the project database and factors for cost estimating, costing project scenarios, answering, “how much?” and more. View an online demo of how the DCD Archives works.

 

November/December 2013 Issue

 

DCD Sq. Ft. Cost Analysis Office Building (Shell Only) LEED® Platinum
In this issue's sq.ft. cost analysis we look at a new office building certified LEED® Platinum. The office is 24,084 square feet and two floors. The project is based on the projects featured in the DCD Archives online at DCD.COM.

September/October 2013 Issue

 

DCD Square Foot Cost Analysis Pre-Engineered Building Elementary School
In this issues' sq.ft. cost analysis we look at a new elementary school pursuing LEED® certification. The school is 88,000 square feet and one floor. The school is constructed utilizing a pre-engineered building with CMU and brick exterior and metal roof.
This guide provides DCD readers a quick comparison of building construction costs on similar size projects.

May/June 2013 Issue

 

DCD Sq. Ft. Cost Analysis Fire Station
Communities are continuing to update and construct new fire stations to serve their citizens. In this analysis we look at one 8,700 square foot, 1-floor (no basement), new fire station with a masonry exterior and a metal roof. The project is based on the projects featured in the DCD Archives online at DCD.COM.

March/April 2013 Issue

 

DCD Sq. Ft. Cost Analysis New Hospital
The outlook is strong for health care construction due to the constant aging of our population. In this building cost analysis we look at the cost of a 4-floor, 234,000 square foot new hospital with EIFS/Brick exterior and a membrane roof. This analysis is based on an average of hospitals featured in the DCD Archives.

January/February 2013 Issue

 

DCD Sq. Ft. Cost Analysis Tilt-Up Construction
This issue's cost analysis looks at tilt-up construction. Concrete and the total project SF cost are shown for educational, civic, commercial, medical and religious projects. A brief description of the project including total square footage and floors is noted for each project.

November/December 2012 Issue

 

DCD Sq. Ft. Cost Analysis Sustainable Housing
The projects highlighted here show a variety of environmentally friendly home building methods along with their different ratings attained from NAHB, LEED® and Energy Star® and their projected cost to build across the nation.

September/October 2012 Issue

 

DCD Square Foot Cost Analysis Metal Exterior & Roof
The Building Cost Per Square Foot Analysis is compiled from actual new construction projects published by Design Cost Data™ magazine.
This guide provides DCD readers a quick comparison of building construction costs on similar size projects.

July/August 2012 Issue

 

Large Renovation, Cost Per Square Foot Regional Analysis
This cost analysis is based on project OF090324 found in the DCD Archives on DCD.COM. The project is a 6-story, 121,750 square foot building with a failed exterior surface and an ineffective mechanical system in addition to other renovation needs.

May/June 2012 Issue

 

The DCD Fire House Cost Per Square Foot Regional Analysis
The Building Cost Per Square Foot Analysis is compiled from actual medical new construction projects published by Design Cost Data™ magazine. This guide will provide DCD readers a quick comparison of building construction costs on similar size projects.

March/April 2012 Issue

 

The DCD Educational  Building Cost Per Square Foot Analysis
   The Building Cost Per Square Foot Analysis is compiled from actual new construction projects published by Design Cost Data™ magazine. This guide will provide DCD readers a quick comparison of building construction costs on similar size projects.
   The cost per square foot reflects common design features throughout the U.S. and does not include architectural and engineering fees. All projects were escalated to April 2012 and then to select cities that are present on each case study data page featured in DCD.

January/February 2012 Issue

 

The DCD Square Foot Cost Analysis for Concrete Buildings
   DCD highlights different types of Tilt-Up and Precast Concrete projects. The cost per square foot does not include architectural and engineering fees. All projects were escalated to February 2012 and then to selected cities.
   These projects are housed in the DCD Archives™ at DCD.COM. The DCD Archives include over 1,400 projects as published in DCD for cost modeling. For more information or to subscribe to DCD login at www.dcdarchives.com.

November/December 2011 Issue

 

DCD Sq. Ft. Cost Analysis Sustainable Housing
The projects highlighted here show a variety of environmentally friendly home building methods along with their different ratings attained from NAHB, LEED® and Energy Star® and their projected cost to build across the nation.

September/October 2011 Issue

 

DCD Square Foot Cost Analysis Metal Exterior & Roof
The Building Cost Per Square Foot Analysis is compiled from actual new construction projects published by Design Cost Data™ magazine.
This guide provides DCD readers a quick comparison of building construction costs on similar size projects.

July/August 2011 Issue

 

The DCD Industrial Building Cost Per Square Foot Analysis
The Building Cost Per Square Foot Analysis is compiled from actual new industrial construction projects published by Design Cost Data™ magazine. This guide will provide DCD readers a quick comparison of industrial building construction costs on similar size projects.

May/June 2011 Issue

 

The DCD Building Cost Per Square Foot Analysis
The Building Cost Per Square Foot Analysis is compiled from actual medical new construction projects published by Design Cost Data™ magazine. This guide will provide DCD readers a quick comparison of building construction costs on similar size projects.

March/April 2011 Issue

 

The DCD Medical Building Cost Per Square Foot Analysis
The Medical Building Cost Per Square Foot Analysis is compiled from actual medical new construction projects published by Design Cost Data™ magazine. This guide will provide DCD readers a quick comparison of medical building construction costs on similar size projects.

January/February 2011 Issue

 

The DCD Educational Cost Per Square Foot Analysis
This cost per square foot analysis reflects a masonry exterior with common design features throughout the U.S. and does not include architectural and engineering fees or furnishing and equipment costs. All projects were escalated to February 2011 and then to select cities that are present on each case study data page featured in DCD.

 


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