Analytical Estimating Cost Matrix & Sample Template


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ANALYTICAL ESTIMATING
COST MATRIX
Estimate Template for Multi Family Projects ( Basic Template – must be customized for individual project )
First you must setup a cost matrix for the project / this cost matrix can be developed and modified as needed
The cost matrix is an analysis of basic unit costs that are developed through
experience and research /this matrix must be developed based upon the region
of the country that the project is being constructed as well as the specifics for each project
This is a cost matrix example, for the New England Areas ( these values must be researched and customized )
Costs are shown as an example ONLY / experience and research is required to establish precision with unit values
Specialty costs such as specialty piles, sheathing , etc. – must be added, based upon specific project requirements
This cost matrix is intended to provide a basic, ball park estimate, of where the pricing should fall. It is mandatory
that individual subcontractors are involved, to verify all projections and identify the values in a more precise manner.
Example of
Spec SectionDescriptionUnitEstimated
customized per jobUnit Value
1000General Conditions
Project Managerweek$2,500.00
Gen Conditions are totally dependent upon the specific project / in some cases the larger projects do not require the amount of management that some specialty projects may requireProject Engineerweek$1,750.00
Assistant Project Managerweek$2,000.00
Asistant Project Engineerweek$1,500.00
Field secretary or assistantweek$1,250.00
Field officemonth$750.00
Office suppliesmonth$250.00
Temporary heatmonth$250.00
Temprorary powermonth$350.00
Temporary sanitarymonth$500.00
Daily cleanupday$275.00
Dumpsterseach$750.00
DocumentsLS$5,000.00
PunchlistLS$7,500.00
2000Demolition / Sitework
This activity can basically control the entire estimate / The necessity of the specific conditions and the type of land and soils will control the total cost of this division / it is important to incorporate a local subcontractor to work together with you, as you develop this divisions cost and the specifics of this division / Underpinning, sheathing, dewatering,pile driving, erosion control, etc. are all very important elements of this division and will drive the final cost of this project / Special insurances for underpinning, blasting, etc. must be considered and carefully analyzed within this DivisionTree protectioneach$250.00
Haybale installationeach$10.00
General DemolitionSF$1.25
Specified DemolitionSF$0.50
Demolition cleanupday$500.00
Demolition dumpsterseach$750.00
Demolition cleanupday$500.00
Storm linelf$60.00
Sanitary linelf$85.00
utility trenchinglf$75.00
General site grubbingSF$0.25
General site cutSF$0.15
Foundation excavationcyds$15.00
General site backfillcyds$12.00
Foundation backfillcyds$17.00
Perimeter drainagelf$12.00
Site rough gradeSF$0.50
Site final gradeSF$0.35
Flatwork prepSF$1.25
Asphalt prepSF$0.75
CurbsLF$8.00
Asphalt workSF$5.00
Piles( project specific )each$2,500.00
Blasting
Sheathing( project specific )SF$20.00
Underpinning
Dewatering ( project specific )day$500.00
LandscapingLSsub value
3000Concrete
Not as specifically important to the successful abilty to associate costs with the specific project as the sitework divison / unit values normally are more acurate for this Division / still recommend a subReinforcing bar and wirelbs$2.00
Footing concretecyd$275.00
Pier concretecyd$375.00
Column concretecyd$550.00
Foundation wallcyd$375.00
Slab on gradecyd$325.00
Elevated slabcyd$450.00
Sidewalk flatworkSF$12.00
Pavement flatworkSF$8.00
Pads / misc concretecyds$750.00
Site concrete / headwalls etccyds$750.00
4000Masonry
Unit prices normally will provide a generally accurate pricing structure for this Division / Analytical estimating is normally accurate for this DivisionBlock6″each$8.00
8″each$12.00
10″each$14.00
12″each$16.00
Brickcommoneach$3.00
specialeach$5.00
PrecastLF$25.00
Reinforcing barlbs$2.00
Mortarcyd$500.00
Groutcyd$350.00
5000Structural and Misc. Metal
Must involve a subcontractor / not due to an unspecific scope / needed due to difficulty in valuing structural steelStructural steelton$2,500.00
Metal deckingSF$2.00
Handraillf$45.00
Stairsriser$175.00
Misc clips ( project specific )each$25.00
Platforms ( project specific )SF$35.00
Primer for steelton$500.00
Shear studseach$5.00
6000Carpentry
Division that can be estimated based upon an analytical analysis / recommend the input of a local carpentry subRough framing laborSF$6.00
Rough framing materialSF$7.00
Rough framing materialboard ft$1.25
Trim material / woodLF$7.50
Interior trim laborSF$3.00
Interior trim materialSF$3.00
Exterior doors / laboreach$250.00
Interior doors / laboreach$150.00
Kitchen cabinets / labor & materialLF$500.00
Bathroom vanityeach$750.00
Closet shelves and poleseach$150.00
7000Thermal and Moisture protection 
Division that can be estimated based upon an analytical analysis / recommend the input of a local roofing subFoundation waterproofingSF$3.00
Flatwork waterproofingSF$7.50
Fiberglass dimensional shinglesSF$4.00
EPDMSF$8.00
FlashingsLF$5.00
EIFSSF$15.00
Fiberglass insulationSF$1.50
Spray insulationSF$2.50
8000Doors / windows
Division can be estimated based upon an analytical analysis / incorporate a building material supplierInterior doorseach$250.00
Windowseach$450.00
General glazingSF$45.00
Interior glazingSF$25.00
Hardware / exterior doorseach$250.00
Hardware / interior doorseach$75.00
Garage doorseach$2,500.00
Specialty rolling doors ( project specific )each$7,500.00
9000Finishes
Division can be estimated based upon an analytical analysis / incorporate separate small subs for each Finish sectionFlooringwoodSF$8.00
graniteSF$25.00
ceramic tileSF$12.00
carpetSF$3.00
vinylSF$4.00
PaintinginteriorSF$1.25
exteriorSF$1.75
trimSF$0.75
doorseach$75.00
Blindseach$125.00
10000Specialties
Division is normally not that influencial on the total estimate / analytical analysis will be adequate( project specific )Must research and price all specific
Specialties required on the project
corridor grab railslf$35.00
specialty handicap supportseach$75.00
specialty grab barslf$35.00
12000Furnishings
Division can be estimated based upon an analytical analysisKitchen appliancesRefrigeratoreach$1,500.00
Stoveseach$750.00
Microwaveeach$450.00
Fume hoodeach$250.00
Dishwashereach$500.00
Garbage disposaleach$275.00
14000Conveying systems
Specialty Division requires a subcontractor pricing
Elevatorsstop$25,000.00
Escalatorsub contractor
Handicap liftsLF$1,500.00
15000Mechanical
Division requires a local subcontractor to estimate this Division / highly competitive Division / should not be difficult to obtain proposalsStorm pipinglf$25.00
Sanitary pipinglf$25.00
Gas pipinglf$20.00
Water pipinglf$15.00
Water heatereach$2,500.00
Boilereach$15,000.00
Gas hot water heatereach$2,500.00
DuctworkLF$15.00
RTU’seach$25,000.00
Toiletseach$1,750.00
Kitchen sinkseach$1,500.00
Bathroom sinkseach$750.00
janitors sinkseach$1,250.00
Shower with tubeach$2,250.00
16000Electrical
Division requires a local subcontractor to estimate this Division / highly competitive Division / should not be difficult to obtain proposalsServicesub contractor
primary
secondary
Duplex outleteach$125.00
GFI outleteach$175.00
Light switcheach$150.00
Standard flourescent light fixtureeach$350.00
Specialty light fixtureseach$450.00
Emergency generatorsub contractor
Data distributionsf$0.75
Security systemssf$1.50
Fire alarmsf$1.00
tie in to applianceseach$275.00
Added costs and financial considerations
Totally dependent upon the specific project and the specific requirements of the OwnerInsurance CostsSpecialty
Bond Costs
Building Permit costs
Specialty zoning fees
EPA ( Environmental Protection Agency ) specialty fees
Certification fees
Liscensing fees
It is vitally important that this COST MATRIX be constantly updated and modified as more unit values become
available
It is the estimators job to ensure that this cost matrix remain valid and current with the marketplace
Do not become complacent with unit values / the intent of this entire methodology is to enable the estimator to
present relatively accurate and timely estimates for multipe projects.
The final proposal for the project must be a refinement of this Sample Estimate and not simply the initial
ballpark presentation.