Title: Engineering and Contracting
Year: 1909 (1900s)
Contributing Library: Gerstein – University of Toronto
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN
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ngs or the cost, if new, of exist-ing buildings without going through an esti-mate of all the quantities of materials andlabor. It is not an uncommon thing to hear thecost of mill buildings placed from 70 cts. to$1 per sq. ft. of floor space, regardless of thesize or number of stories. There is, however,a wide range of cost per square foot of floorspace, depending upon the width, length,height of stories, and number of stories. Some time ago I placed a valuation upon aportion of the property of a corporation, in-cluding some 400 or 500 buildings. In order •A paper by Charles T. Main. Consulting En-gineer. Boston. Mass.. presented before the NewEngland Cotton Manufacturers Association. February 23, 1910. ENGINEERING-CONTRACTING i^ to have a standard of cost from which tostart in each case, I prepared a series of dia-grams showing the approximate costs ofbuildings varying in length and width andfrom one story to six stories in height. Theheight of stories also was varied for different
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Fig. 1—Diagram Showing Estimated CostPer Square Foot of Floor Area for One-Story Brick Buildings for Textile Manu-facturing. widths, being assumed 13 ft. high if 25 ft.wide, 14 ft. if 50 ft. wide, 15 ft. for 75 ft., 16ft. for 100 ft. and over. The costs used in making up the diagramsare based largely upon the actual cost ofwork done under average conditions of costof materials and labor and with average soilfor foundations. The costs given include plumbing, but noheating, sprinklers, or lighting. These threelatter items would add roughly 10 cents persquare foot of f^oor area. JJse of Diagrams.—(1) The diagrams canbe used to determine the probable approxi-
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