Library Information

Library Square Foot Cost Estimates

The following estimate assumes face brick with concrete block back-up / r/conc. frame, using 2013 RSMeans data.
National Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Construction Total $118.80 $2,613,500
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $29.70 $653,400
Architectural Fees 6% $7.13 $156,800
Total Building Cost $155.62 $3,423,700

Building Products Used in Library Construction

Rooftop Pipe and Equipment Support Systems

PHP designs, engineers and manufactures complete custom support products and systems for any combination of rooftop pipe and equipment. We manage all forms of traffic and access issues with our custom engineered walkways, crossovers, stairs, ramps and platforms. Systems offer limitless support options for all the dead weight on the roof without jeopardizing existing roof warranties. They are designed to allow pipes to contract and expand as the weather changes without compromising the system. Also, seismic and/or high wind designs are available.

Supports are made of either hot dip galvanized carbon steel per ASTM A 123 or stainless steel with a mill finish. Both steel types are highly resistant to rust.

PHP's patented Support Bases are made of weather-resistant, injection molded, high density/high impact polypropylene, with a UV-inhibitor and antioxidants. The bases are designed to distribute weight evenly, protecting the overall integrity of the roofing system.

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