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# How do you determine building cost per square foot?

 +1 vote! +6 you voted Answer by  mem4dr (1378) First you need to find the total cost of your building. Then you need to find the total square footage of your building. The building cost per square foot equals the total cost divided by the total square footage.

 +1 vote! +6 you voted Answer by  JB19 (167) Add the cost off all materials, labor, overhead, profit, permits, insurance and taxes and divide that by the total square footage of the building to be constructed. If you don't have those number they can be gotten from the RSMeans books.

 +1 vote! +6 you voted Answer by  cafish (2035) First, determine the square feet of the project. Then the building cost for one square foot. Multiply total square feet by building cost per square foot. That is the cost.

 +1 vote! +5 you voted Answer by  john11 (617) Take the total building cost of the project. Then, measure the area of the project in feet squared (length times width or similar) and divide price by area of project.

 +1 vote! +5 you voted Answer by  wrusche (176) To determine the building cost per square foot you would need to know to different values: the total cost of the building and the square footage of the building. Once you have those values, you would divide the cost by the area to get the building cost per square foot.