construction cost

2 a-Penny, 4 a-Penny, 6 a-Penny Nails

by EVstudio AEP October 30, 2017

Nails are a very common fastener in most any construction project. Over the years nails have become very specialized. As such, there are all kinds of words to describe nails such as: Box, Bright, Casing, Coated, Common, Duplex, Drywall, Finish, Galvanized, Head, Helix, Spike. The […]

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Construction Cost Per Square Foot for Multifamily Housing Based on Construction Type

by Dean Dalvit October 12, 2017
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I recently was working with the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless in Denver to provide  objective third party opinion of estimated construction costs for an affordable housing project in Denver. We have had the pleasure to work on both market rate as well as affordable […]

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Can You Choose a Contractor on Cost? Does Hard Bid Work?

by Sean O'Hara September 28, 2017

Hard bid pricing is a standard in the building industry that after several years in decline appears to be making a come back. In a hard bid situation, multiple contractors take the same set of plans and specifications and at the end of the bid […]

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The Importance of Specifications and MasterFormat

by EVstudio AEP August 28, 2017

According to the Dictionary of Architecture & Construction a specification is “a written document describing in detail the scope of work, materials to be used, methods of installation, and quality of workmanship for a parcel of work to be placed under contract; usually utilized in […]

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Balancing Post-Tension

by Calvin Curtis May 15, 2017

Last month, I wrote a quick post about understanding the sources of long-term losses with post-tension tendons.  One of the key points to take away from that is that the more post-tension material you use, the less effective each individual tendon becomes.  However, this is […]

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Construction Cost Per Square Foot for Single Family Custom Residential Homes 2015

by Dean Dalvit May 15, 2017
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In a continued effort to try to set client expectations as appropriately as possible at the start of a project, I have embarked on a research project that aggregates real data on new homes recently built. The result is a conceptual pricing tool that can […]

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Construction Cost per Square Foot for College Buildings: Dormitories

by Dean Dalvit May 15, 2017
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In a continued effort to keep our readers informed of the most current construction cost trends on projects that EVstudio has experience in, below is the 2013 cost data from RSMeans, the industry leader in construction cost estimating. These costs are for the completed, finished  building […]

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Construction Costs for a Climbing Gym in Colorado

by Dean Dalvit May 15, 2017
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I was recently asked about the construction costs for a Climbing Gym in Colorado. Below is the transaction: Hi, I was just curious what it would cost to build a 18,000 sq feet building at roughly 50 feet high. It’s for a rock climbing gym […]

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Construction Cost per Square Foot for Apartments in Austin Texas

by Dean Dalvit May 15, 2017
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EVstudio is very active in our Austin office as the multifamily boom continues to drive Austin construction starts. All of our projects start with one fundamental question: How much will this apartment project cost? Our primary resource for construction cost estimating is RSMeans, along with […]

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Denver Dad Saves $$$ on Post-Tension Tendon Supports Using One Simple Trick

by Calvin Curtis April 7, 2017

Last month, I discussed the need for precompression in a post-tensioned slab.  In that post, I mentioned that the code minimum amount of precompression is 125 psi for elevated slabs. I’ve also mentioned some of the various types of elevated decks in the past.  One […]

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Cost Per Square Foot of Arts Campus With Classroom Space in Palm Springs Florida

by Dean Dalvit January 20, 2017

I was recently discussing construction costs with an Executive Director for an Arts and Crafts Education Center in Palm Springs. Below is the result of that conversation: After reading your wonderful guidance (http://evstudio.com/cost-per-square-foot-of-commercial-construction-by-region/) to many others over the last year, I thought I’d take a chance and […]

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The Escalating Cost of Escalators

by Dean Dalvit January 20, 2017

Often in larger scale commercial developments, vertical circulation is handled by escalators in addition to elevators in order to move large volumes of people from one space to another. Escalators are complex truss structures with a remarkable mechanism of chained treads that move in sync […]

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