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Comparative building costs: healthcare buildings.

Healthcare Building #1

This 24,073-square-foot ear, nose, and throat medical office and surgical center was designed to replace an outgrown existing facility and houses a variety of ENT disciplines within the same facility for patient convenience. The floor plan defines the three main public elements of the building: the entry and lobby areas, the surgery area, and the physician practice area. The facility is fully sprinkled with a fire suppression system.

Foundation: Cast-in-place concrete slab on grade

Exterior: Masonry and EIFS

Interior: Drywall, concrete floors, acoustical ceilings, wall protection, and automatic doors

Flooring: VCT and carpet

Roofing: Membrane roofing system
                Division               %    Sq. Ft.  Adjusted Cost *
                                             Cost

Procurement and Contracting Require  7.68   20.33       489,469

General Requirements                 1.01   2.68        64,418

Concrete                             4.15   10.98       264,305

Masonry                              4.68   12.38       298,061

Metals                               8.34   22.09       531,702

Wood, Plastics & Composites          5.28   13.97       336,267

Thermal & Moisture                   7.03   18.6        447,711

Openings                             5.98   15.84       381,398

Finishes                             15.46  40.94       985,546

Specialties                          0.76   2           48,255

Conveying Systems                    1.33   3.51        84,450

Fire Suppression                     1.6    4.24        102,133

HVAC                                 21.68  57.42       1,382,308

Electrical                           15.02  39.76       957,048

TOTAL                                100    $264.74     $6,373,071



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Healthcare Building #2

This 24,626-square-foot medical mall was designed to provide a variety of medical services under one roof and utilizes design-build construction. The architect selected exterior masonry for energy efficiency and ease of maintenance. Small windows are placed high in the walls, punctuating the facade and bringing in natural light to the medical offices while maximizing patient privacy.

Foundation: Slab on grade

Exterior: Masonry

Interior: CMU and drywall over metal studs

Flooring: Porcelain ceramic tile, carpet, and VCT

Roofing: Metal and membrane system
                Division              %     Sq. Ft.  Adjusted Cost *
                                              Cost

Procurement and Contracting Require  7.45   11.94       293,948

General Requirements                 12.01  19.25       473,963

Concrete                             6.76   10.84       266,922

Masonry                              8.08   12.95       318,876

Metals                               1.09   1.74        42,920

Wood, Plastics & Composites          10.74  17.22       423,953

Thermal & Moisture                   2.46   3.94        96,977

Openings                             6.87   11.01       271,119

Finishes                             12.83  20.56       506,287

Specialties                          0.92   1.47        36,308

Furnishings                          0.24   0.38        9,327

Plumbing                             6.4    10.26       252,683

HVAC                                 10.08  16.15       397,743

Electrical                           14.07  22.54       554,953

TOTAL                                100    160.25      3,945,979

SOURCE: DESIGN COST DATA, BNI

* Actual building costs have been adjusted to reflect materials prices
as of January 2010.


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