FM Cost Trends

06/24/2016 |

Comparative Building Costs

High School Reuse

This abandoned senior high was repurposed as a civic center and public library. School district offices are housed on the second floor, which is served by a new elevator. Raised floor in the library provides a plenum for air ducts and electrical raceways for the entire area. Sheet aluminum and granite are used in the circulation reception desk, continuing a theme of simple, exposed materials. The former auditorium serves as a library meeting room and a performance space for community theater groups. The former gymnasium and wrestling room was converted to a community recreation center. The new mechanical heart of the building is housed in the old coal room.

Elementary School Reuse

This three-story, 37,500-square-foot elementary school was renovated to become an academic commons at the State University of New York at Oswego. The exterior required little work but the interiors were demolished, including all mechanical systems. To add height to the spaces, most areas have exposed pipes and ducts. Suspended ceiling clouds provide horizontal planes that define different areas. A variety of transparent, translucent and solid partitions characterizes the interior.


 

 

 

 

 

*Actual building costs have been adjusted to reflect materials prices as of January 2016 SOURCE: DESIGN COST DATA, BNI

Connectrac® wireways are the new standard for bringing power & communications cable management to all interior applications. Free yourself from core drilling!

Surpass State Energy Requirements with Dual-Cooling Data Center CRAC Technology

See how professionals like you are taking advantage of the highest performing precision cooling system for their computer rooms and data centers, and why Data Aire is fast-becoming the number one choice for facility managers and building owners looking to decrease their energy consumption. 

Data Aire understands how digital technology and data gravity is rapidly impacting and transforming businesses. That’s why they developed ultra-efficient cooling technology to support the most modern (and not-so-modern) data centers.  Learn how One Wilshire in Los Angeles, one of the most advanced carrier hotels today, is surpassing California's strict energy efficiency requirements with Data Aire’s purpose-built system, which provide full-economization for 260 days – almost 72% of the year. That’s a measurable savings! Furthermore, the projected PUE on an annual basis for a full load is at or below 1.2.

Connectrac® wireways are the new standard for bringing power & communications cable management to all interior applications. Free yourself from core drilling!

Surpass State Energy Requirements with Dual-Cooling Data Center CRAC Technology

See how professionals like you are taking advantage of the highest performing precision cooling system for their computer rooms and data centers, and why Data Aire is fast-becoming the number one choice for facility managers and building owners looking to decrease their energy consumption. 

Data Aire understands how digital technology and data gravity is rapidly impacting and transforming businesses. That’s why they developed ultra-efficient cooling technology to support the most modern (and not-so-modern) data centers.  Learn how One Wilshire in Los Angeles, one of the most advanced carrier hotels today, is surpassing California's strict energy efficiency requirements with Data Aire’s purpose-built system, which provide full-economization for 260 days – almost 72% of the year. That’s a measurable savings! Furthermore, the projected PUE on an annual basis for a full load is at or below 1.2.


Related Coverage