Construction Cost Estimates for Computer Data Center in National, US

The following analysis estimates the cost to build a computer data center 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 a computer data center in a specific city or metropolitan area, go to our index of computer data center 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.

Computer Data Center Construction Cost Assumptions
Location: US National Average
Stories: 1
Story Height (L.F.): 16.50
Floor Area (S.F.): 22500
Basement Included: No
Data Release: Year 2013

Computer Data Center Square Foot Cost Assuming Brick Veneer / Bearing Wall

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $232.36 $5,228,200
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $58.09 $1,307,000
Architectural Fees 7% $20.33 $457,500
Total Building Cost $310.78 $6,992,700
Cost Estimate (Open Shop) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $214.51 $4,826,400
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $53.63 $1,206,600
Architectural Fees 7% $18.77 $422,300
Total Building Cost $286.90 $6,455,300

Computer Data Center Square Foot Cost Assuming Brick Veneer / Steel Frame

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Computer Data Center Square Foot Cost Assuming Concrete Panels / Bearing Wall

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Computer Data Center Square Foot Cost Assuming EIFS System on Metal Studs/ Bearing Wall

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Computer Data Center Square Foot Cost Assuming EIFS System on Metal Studs/ Steel Frame

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
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Computer Data Center Square Foot Cost Assuming Tilt Up Concrete / Steel Frame

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