FM Cost Trends

10/30/2017 | By Chris Olson

Comparative Building Costs: Office Buildings

Cost Trends

Office Building

This single-story, 10,213-square foot building serves as a union hall. Exterior walls have a combination of burnished concrete block at the base and corrugated metal siding. An EPDM roof was used with copper shingles in the corners as accents. A sunscreen helps to control sunlight on the glazed exterior surfaces. Interior gypsum walls have a finish that mimics the exterior’s burnished block. An exposed metal ceiling deck links the interior to the exterior’s corrugated metal. A 71,000-gallon underground tank meets stormwater detention requirements rather than disturbing the landscape with a retention basin.

Office Building Addition

This office addition for an apparel manufacturer is organized around three interior avenues. Continuous light scoops facing north bring light deep into the building. The natural light is important for the firm’s design and fabric selection work. Artificial lighting in the building replicates the lighting in the manufacturer’s stores. The building aesthetic is primarily exposed concrete exterior and interior, expressed concrete and steel structure, and exposed mechanical and electrical systems. Fins and overhangs on the exterior control light on the large glazed areas. 

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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.


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