The Cost of Moving your Office

Approximate Office Construction And Moving Expenses
Items Descriptions Unit Cost
Standard Tenant Improvement Construction
Demolition Required for alterations Sf $1.00
Partitions Demising partition
Interior partition: one lineal foot, ceiling high, per 12 sf of office space leased. Includes vinyl base & building standard paint
Lf
Lt
$30.00
$22.00
Doors, Frames & Hardware Entrance door unit 3'x7' solid core oak veneer; steel frame; mortise hardware; installed.
Interior door unit 3'x7' solid paint grade. Steel frame; lever style cylindrical hardware; installed
Each

Each
$725.00

$235.00
Ceilings Acoustical tile ceiling 2'x2' fine line grid w/ regular ceiling tile Sf $2.40
Flooring Carpet - 30 oz. Cut pile carpeting (no pad) Sf $2.67
Mechanical Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) including distribution ductwork, thermostats, VAV boxes Sf $2.25
Electrical Ceiling fixtures; one 2'x4' parabolic fixture per 80 sf of space
Switches one per 250 sf of space leased
Duplex receptacles one per 250 sf of space leased
Telephone receptacles one per 250 sf of space leased
Each
Each
Each
Each
$125.00
$30.00
$30.00
$15.00
Sprinklers One head per 150 sf of space leased Each $110.00
Window Treatment Venetian blinds Sf $2.00
General Conditions Assumes 8% 8%
Contractors Fees Assumes 4% 4%
Total* Assuming a 5,000 sf buildout
Approximate Construction Costs for Interior Items Above Building Standard
Partitions Steel studs with 1/2" GWB
Ceiling high 8'6"
Ceiling high 9'0"
Ceiling high insulated 8'6"
Ceiling high insulated 9'0"
Slab to slab 12'
Demising 2 hour fire
Short (bankers) 43"
Glass partition 3/8" set in metal frame

Lf
Lf
Lf
Lf
Lf
Lf
Lf
Lf

$18.00
$20.00
$22.00
$24.00
$40.00
$45.00
$25.00
$250.00
Door Assemblies Interior 3'x8' solid core wood door with metal frame & hardware
Entrance 3'x8' solid core wood door with metal frame & hardware
Entrance 6'x8' double solid core wood door with metal frame & hardware
Herculite door 3'x8'
Herculite double door 3'x8' with side lights
Dutch door unit 3'x8'
Pella accordion door unit
Bi-fold closet 3'x8'
By-pass style (sliding) 3'x8'
Pocket door 3'x8'
Automatic door closer
Each
Each
Each

Each
Each
Each
Each
Each
Each
Each
Each
$225.00
$625.00
$935.00

$2,100.00
$4,500.00
$425.00
$2,100.00
$325.00
$325.00
$750.00
$125.00
Ceilings Acoustical tile, concealed spline 1'x1'
Acoustical ceiling, exposed spline 1" Tee- 2'x2' lay-in tile
Acoustical ceiling, exposed spline 1" Tee- 2'x4' lay-in tile
Acoustical ceiling, exposed thin grid 1" Tee- 2'x2' lay-in tile
Sf
Sf
Sf
Sf
$3.25
$1.50
$1.25
$3.50
Flooring Carpeting
Pad - hair jute, 40 oz.
Vinyl composition
Vinyl tile
Vinyl base molding
Wood base molding
Carpet base molding
Wood flooring
Raised computer room floor (including ramp and rails)
Ceramic tile
Marble tile
Patch - flash, concrete slab
Syd
Syd
Sf
Sf
Lf
Lf
Lf
Sf
Sf
Sf
Sf
Sf
$14.00
$3.00
$1.50
$1.50
$1.00
$6.00
$2.50
$5.00
$10.00
$8.00
$30.00
$.50
Wallcovering Vinyl (installation)
Fabric (installation)
Acoustic wall panels (installation)
Sf
Sf
Sf
$2.50
$4.00
$10.00
Wallfinish Prime and paint two coats finish
Paint walls and columns accent colors
Paint door and frame semi-gloss
Stain/seal single door
Sf
Sf
Each
Each
$.35
$.22
$25.00
$40.00
Electrical 2'x2' parabolic light fixture
2'x4' light fixture with acrylic lens
Down lights
Wallwashers
Duplex receptacles - floor
Separate circuit
Dedicated circuit
Three way switch
Dimmer switch
Telephone floor receptacle (includes box and conduit)
Computer receptacle
Smoke detector
Each
Each
Each
Each
Each
Each
Each
Each
Each
Each
Each
Each
$110.00
$90.00
$120.00
$125.00
$30.00
$100.00
$100.00
$50.00
$85.00
$225.00
$45.00
$250.00
Plumbing Water closet (includes rough-in)
Sink (includes rough-in)
Lavatory (includes rough-in)
Shower with fiberglass stall (includes rough-in) - ADA
Floor drain
Disposal
Drinking fountain
1/4" copper line (coffee/ice maker)
Hot water heater
Restroom accessory kit (mirror, etc.)
Each
Each
Each
Each
Each
Each
Each
Each
Each
Each
$2,100.00
$2,100.00
$2,100.00
$2,100.00
$1,100.00
$150.00
$1900.00
$3.00
$400.00
$750.00
Mechanical One ton of air conditioning
Supply air diffuser with flex duct
Return air grill (only) - plenum
Fire damper - demising partition
Exhaust fan - variable volume, with ductwork and grill
Each
Each
Each
Each
Each
$3,000.00
$100.00
$40.00
$350.00
$1,100.00
Millwork Woodbase, wall cabinets P.L. counter
Shelving - closet, storage, etc.
Lf
Lf
$230.00
$40.00
Appliances Undercounter refrigeration
Upright refrigerator
Each
Each
$500.00
$850.00
Telephone One time system purchase Sf $1-6
Cabling Sf $1.00
Moving Sf $1.00
Architectural Design Fees Above building standard, not usually provided by the landlord Sf $2-5
Mechanical/ Electrical/ Plumbing/ Engineering Fees Sf $.75-1.50
Structural Engineering Fee Recommended if heavy items such as phone switch, movable file systems, library or other high-density areas are anticipated or installation of interconnecting stairs between floors is implemented. Sf $.50-.75
*Note: Wide variations in construction costs can result from an individual tenant's
requirements or from a particular building's existing conditions.

These costs represent average market prices and should be used for budget purposes only. For exact figures, contractors bids should be solicited. Prices will vary due to the following:

  • Building standard specifications
  • Specifications particular to the building design
  • Size of the project
  • Project Schedule

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