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Bus Terminal Construction Costs - Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

The following analysis estimates the cost to build a bus terminal for Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Costs are derived from a building model that assumes basic components, using union labor for a 12000 square foot building.

Scope differences and market conditions can cause costs to vary significantly. To see an estimate of the costs to build a bus terminal in a different city or metropolitan area, go to our index of bus terminal models by state.

NOTE: This cost estimate uses 2008 RSMeans data. A more accurate estimate using current RSMeans cost data is available on Means CostWorks - our online cost estimating tool.

Bus Terminal Construction Cost Assumptions
Location: Dartmouth, NS
Stories: 1
Story Height (L.F.): 14.00
Floor Area (S.F.): 12000
Labor Type: Union
Basement Included: No
Data Release: Year 2008

Square Foot Cost Assuming Decorative Concrete Block / Bearing Walls

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $88.08 $1,057,000
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $22.02 $264,250
Architectural Fees 6% $5.29 $63,420
User Fees 0% $0 $0
Total Building Cost $115.39 $1,384,670
Cost Estimate (Open Shop) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $80.83 $970,000
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $20.21 $242,500
Architectural Fees 6% $4.85 $58,200
User Fees 0% $0 $0
Total Building Cost $105.89 $1,270,700

Square Foot Cost Assuming Decorative Concrete Block / Steel Frame

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $90.13 $1,081,500
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $22.53 $270,375
Architectural Fees 6% $5.41 $64,890
User Fees 0% $0 $0
Total Building Cost $118.06 $1,416,765
Cost Estimate (Open Shop) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $82.83 $994,000
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $20.71 $248,500
Architectural Fees 6% $4.97 $59,640
User Fees 0% $0 $0
Total Building Cost $108.51 $1,302,140

Square Foot Cost Assuming Face Brick with Concrete Block Back-up / Bearing Walls

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $93.58 $1,123,000
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $23.4 $280,750
Architectural Fees 6% $5.62 $67,380
User Fees 0% $0 $0
Total Building Cost $122.59 $1,471,130
Cost Estimate (Open Shop) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $85.71 $1,028,500
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $21.43 $257,125
Architectural Fees 6% $5.14 $61,710
User Fees 0% $0 $0
Total Building Cost $112.28 $1,347,335

Square Foot Cost Assuming Face Brick with Concrete Block Back-up / Steel Frame

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $95.63 $1,147,500
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $23.91 $286,875
Architectural Fees 6% $5.74 $68,850
User Fees 0% $0 $0
Total Building Cost $125.27 $1,503,225
Cost Estimate (Open Shop) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $87.67 $1,052,000
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $21.92 $263,000
Architectural Fees 6% $5.26 $63,120
User Fees 0% $0 $0
Total Building Cost $114.84 $1,378,120

Square Foot Cost Assuming Precast Concrete Panels / Bearing Walls

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $90.71 $1,088,500
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $22.68 $272,125
Architectural Fees 6% $5.44 $65,310
User Fees 0% $0 $0
Total Building Cost $118.83 $1,425,935
Cost Estimate (Open Shop) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $83.54 $1,002,500
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $20.89 $250,625
Architectural Fees 6% $5.01 $60,150
User Fees 0% $0 $0
Total Building Cost $109.44 $1,313,275

Square Foot Cost Assuming Precast Concrete Panels / Steel Frame

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $92.79 $1,113,500
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $23.2 $278,375
Architectural Fees 6% $5.57 $66,810
User Fees 0% $0 $0
Total Building Cost $121.56 $1,458,685
Cost Estimate (Open Shop) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $85.54 $1,026,500
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $21.39 $256,625
Architectural Fees 6% $5.13 $61,590
User Fees 0% $0 $0
Total Building Cost $112.06 $1,344,715

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