Construction Cost Estimates for High School in Boston, Massachusetts

The following analysis estimates the cost to build a high school for Boston, Massachusetts. Costs are derived from a building model that assumes basic components, using union labor for a 130000 square foot building.

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

High School Construction Cost Assumptions
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Stories: 2
Story Height (L.F.): 15.00
Floor Area (S.F.): 130000
Basement Included: No
Data Release: Year 2013

High School Square Foot Cost Assuming Decorative Concrete Block / R/Conc. Frame

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $139.87 $18,182,700
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $34.97 $4,545,700
Architectural Fees 7% $12.24 $1,591,000
Total Building Cost $187.07 $24,319,300
Cost Estimate (Open Shop) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total $127.78 $16,611,900
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $31.95 $4,153,000
Architectural Fees 7% $11.18 $1,453,500
Total Building Cost $170.91 $22,218,500

High School Square Foot Cost Assuming Decorative Concrete Block / Steel Frame

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High School Square Foot Cost Assuming Face Brick with Concrete Block Back-up / R/Conc. Frame

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

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High School Square Foot Cost Assuming Limestone with Concrete Block Back-up / R/Conc. Frame

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
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High School Square Foot Cost Assuming Limestone with Concrete Block Back-up / Steel Frame

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total Interested in the complete estimate?
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Total Building Cost $---.-- $-,---,---.--
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