Vocational Schools Carry the Highest Construction Costs among K-12 Schools
Alex Carrick -- September 18, 2007
Vocational Schools are the Priciest
According to RSMeans, vocational schools generally carry the highest dollar-per-square-foot construction costs, followed by junior high schools, high schools and, finally, elementary schools. These estimates have been made as of August 2007.
However, the order changes when the latest year-over-year cost increase is examined. In a ranking of the 25 cities shown in the table, according to the year-over-year increase in construction costs, New York is exactly in the middle (i.e., in 13th position). Therefore, for the purpose of comparing the relative increases in costs between the four school categories, New York is taken as the bellwether city.
In New York, the cost of building an elementary school (+5.9%) has gone up the fastest (August 2007 versus August 2006), followed by a junior high school (+4.9%), a vocational school (+3.9%) and a high school (+3.3%). The same hierarchy of relative cost increases is apparent in the other cities listed.
Miami’s Costs have Increased the Most, Followed by St. Louis
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