TABLE A: UNIT CONSTRUCTION COSTS FOR DoD FACILITIES
Table A provides metric unit cost data for DoD facilities in dollars per square meter ($/m2) and equivalent English unit cost data in
dollars per square foot ($/SF).
Most unit costs and referenced facility sizes are based on historic construction award data for Air Force, Army and Navy projects with
construction contracts awarded after January 1998. Unit costs for a few category codes that have a limited number of awarded
projects are based on contracts awarded since 1990. The unit costs should be further refined using parametric estimating tools or
detailed cost estimates. The unit cost database includes only new construction projects and does not include data from renovation or
add/alter projects. The facility types or category codes listed represent those facilities more frequently constructed by the Services.
Unit costs are escalated to October 2006 and October 2007, the assumed midpoints of construction for FY06 and FY07,
respectively, with an area cost factor of 1.00. Use the OSD inflation rates shown in Table D to escalate the FY06 unit costs
beyond FY06. Unit costs include installed (built-in) building equipment and furnishings normally funded with MILCON funds.
Unit costs are for primary facilities only and do not include supporting facility costs; equipment acquired with other fund sources;
anti-terrorism/ force protection costs; sustainable construction features; information systems; construction contingency factors;
supervision, inspection, and overhead (SIOH); or construction cost growth resulting from user changes, unforeseen site
conditions, or contract document errors and omissions.
Unit costs for DoD medical facilities include category A and category B equipment, but do not include category E and category F
Unit costs for administrative facilities do not include pre-wired workstations or furnishing systems.
Unit costs for barracks and unaccompanied officers quarters do not include free-standing kitchen equipment. In addition to using
the size adjustment factors, use the project size adjustment factors in table C.
Unit costs for child development centers do not include free-standing food service equipment or playground area and equipment.
Unit costs for family housing are based upon gross area and include sprinkler systems or fire-rated construction. Unit costs
include post-award design costs.
For reserve facilities other than reserve centers, use the unit cost of the appropriate facility type.
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