Floor covering demolition (cont.) Using hand tools. Debris piled adjacent to site but no removal. Figures in parentheses give the approximate “loose” volume of the materials (volume after being demolished). Use $350.00 as a minimum charge.
    Wood block floor, laid in mastic (200 SF per CY) CL@.051 SF — 2.06 — 2.06
    Wood, residential strip floor (225 SF per CY) CL@.032 SF — 1.29 — 1.29
Cutting openings in frame walls Using hand tools. Cost per square foot of wall measured on one face.
    Metal stud wall with stucco or plaster CL@.094 SF — 3.80 — 3.80
    Wood stud wall with drywall CL@.051 SF — 2.06 — 2.06
    Dust control partitions, 6 mil plastic C8@.011 SF .08 .51 — .59
Debris removal Break demolition debris into manageable size with hand tools, load into a 5 CF wheelbarrow, move to chute and dump. Costs shown are per cubic foot of material dumped.
    Wheelbarrow, 50' to trash chute and dump CL@.018 CF — .73 — .73
    Wheelbarrow, 100' to trash chute and dump CL@.022 CF — .89 — .89
    Wheelbarrow, 50' to elevator, descend 10 floors to trash chute and dump CL@.024 CF — .97 — .97
    Trash chutes. Prefabricated steel chute installed and removed in a multi-story building.
    One-time charge for up to six-month’s usage. Use 50 LF as minimum charge
      18" diameter — LS — — — 1,160.00
      36" diameter — LS — — — 1,735.00
Load demolition debris on a truck and haul 6 miles to a dump site. Equipment includes one 5 CY dump truck and one 1 CY articulating wheel loader. Includes truck cost but dump fees are not included. See Waste Disposal. Per cubic yard of debris.
    Truck loaded by hand C4@.828 CY — 34.80 11.70 46.50
    Truck loaded using a wheel loader C5@.367 CY — 16.70 7.27 23.97
Removal of interior items Using hand tools. Items removed in salvageable condition do not include an allowance for salvage value. Figures in parentheses give the approximate “loose” volume of the materials (volume after being demolished.) Removal in non-salvageable condition (demolished) except as noted.
  Hollow metal door and frame in a masonry wall. (2 doors per CY)
    Single door to 4' x 7' CL@1.00 Ea — 40.50 — 40.50
    Two doors, per opening to 8' x 7' CL@1.50 Ea — 60.70 — 60.70
  Wood door and frame in a wood-frame wall (2 doors per CY)
    Single door to 4' x 7' CL@.500 Ea — 20.20 — 20.20
    Two doors, per opening to 8' x 7' CL@.750 Ea — 30.30 — 30.30
  Remove door and frame in masonry wall, salvage condition
    Hollow metal door to 4' x 7' C8@2.00 Ea — 92.40 — 92.40
    Wood door to 4' x 7' C8@1.00 Ea — 46.20 — 46.20
  Frame for resilient mat, metal Per SF of mat area C8@.054 SF — 2.50 — 2.50
  Lockers, metal 12" W, 60" H, 15" D C8@.500 Ea — 23.10 — 23.10
  Sink and soap dispenser, wall-hung C8@.500 Ea — 23.10 — 23.10
  Toilet partitions, wood or metal Per partition C8@.750 Ea — 34.70 — 34.70
  Urinal screens, wood or metal Per partition C8@.500 Ea — 23.10 — 23.10
  Window and frame, wood or metal C8@.076 SF — 3.51 — 3.51
  Remove and reset airlock doors C8@5.56 Ea — 257.00 — 257.00

The figures above are from a time and money saving construction cost manuals from Craftsman Book Company. Over 50 cost estimating databases are available and all come with the popular National Estimator program.

National Estimator helps you compile estimates and bids for any construction project

National Estimator lets you use these costs to create estimates for new construction, repair and remodeling, commercial and industrial projects. Copy and paste and anything you see here into your estimate. Then add overhead and profit and print the bid – or turn your bid into an invoice that goes out in a window envelope. It’s quick, easy and flexible.

Find out more about using these cost estimates with the National Estimator program:

Click here for more information on getting these cost estimates in book form and CD-ROM

Click here for more information on getting these costs as a download on the Web.

National Estimator Includes the following features:
Prints estimates and saves estimates to disk.
Add any percent for overhead, profit and sales tax. Plus, show or hide markup and unit costs.
Change, copy, revise or delete an estimate at any time.
Use your own labor rates and man-hour estimates.
Export to Excel, Word, QuickBooks Pro and others
Organize estimates by division with subtotals.
Turn estimates into invoices
No need to be connected to the Web when estimating.
Includes an extensive help system and free phone support.
CD-ROM includes the Watch Me video on disk.

www.contractors-license.org