What is an Average Commercial Building Cost per Square Foot?
Estimates & Costs for Modern Commercial Buildings
|Construction Method||Material Cost||Labor Cost||Total Cost|
|Windows, doors etc.||10-20%|
|Foundation||$4-6 / sq ft|
|Construction||$3-5 / sq ft|
* NB. Because there are so many variables involved (interior & exterior finish being the main contributors) with commercial buildings, price figures for the average code per square foot can vary dramatically. Local building regulations can influence the cost of a metal commercial building. For example, buildings in colder climates may need to handle a large volume of snow, while buildings in areas that are prone to hurricanes need to be resistant to high winds. Before signing a contract for a prefabricated steel commercial building, it pays to check into local building requirements and make sure the building will satisfy building codes.
Any estimate for an industrial steel building must take into account a number of variables. No two building projects are exactly alike and differences in requirements will affect the cost. The intended function of the building is one of the biggest factors. Some applications call for heavier and more expensive structural framing and more interior insulation, which will drive up the overall price.
Taking all of these qualifications into account, a typical estimate for a basic steel industrial building is approximately $8 to $12 / sq ft. This does not include site preparation, foundation or erection of the building. This estimation only covers the base building materials (framing, siding & roof system). Remember that this is just a general estimate.
|Building Dimensions (feet)||Square Footage||Estimate Building Cost||Price per Square Foot|
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