Construction Cost Estimates for Apartment, 1-3 Story in National, US

The following analysis estimates the cost to build an apartment, 1-3 story using US National Average costs from 2013 RSMeans cost data. Costs are derived from a building model that assumes basic components, using union labor for a 22500 square foot building.

Scope differences and market conditions can cause costs to vary significantly. To see an estimate of the costs to build an apartment, 1-3 story in a specific city or metropolitan area, go to our index of apartment, 1-3 story models by state.

NOTE: This cost estimate uses 2013 RSMeans data. A more accurate estimate using current RSMeans cost data is available on RSMeans Online - our online cost estimating tool.

Apartment, 1-3 Story Construction Cost Assumptions
Location: US National Average
Stories: 3
Story Height (L.F.): 10.00
Floor Area (S.F.): 22500
Basement Included: No
Data Release: Year 2013

Apartment, 1-3 Story Square Foot Cost Assuming Brick Veneer / Wood Frame

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $113.96 $2,564,000
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $28.49 $641,000
Architectural Fees 8% $11.40 $256,400
Total Building Cost $153.84 $3,461,400
Cost Estimate (Open Shop) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $104.62 $2,354,000
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $26.16 $588,500
Architectural Fees 8% $10.46 $235,400
Total Building Cost $141.24 $3,177,900

Apartment, 1-3 Story Square Foot Cost Assuming Face Brick with Concrete Block Back-up / Steel Joists

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Apartment, 1-3 Story Square Foot Cost Assuming Face Brick with Concrete Block Back-up / Wood Joists

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Apartment, 1-3 Story Square Foot Cost Assuming Stucco on Concrete Block / Steel Joists

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
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Apartment, 1-3 Story Square Foot Cost Assuming Stucco on Concrete Block / Wood Joists

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
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Apartment, 1-3 Story Square Foot Cost Assuming Wood Siding / Wood Frame

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
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