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What type building is most cost effective? 20 Mar 2004 11:20 #28578

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What type building is the most cost effective for new construction?
I see lots of theatres built out of blocks, that seems it would be high labor cost?

What about the prefab concrete type?

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Re: What type building is most cost effective? 20 Mar 2004 13:41 #28579

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The shell of the building contributes about 10% to the total cost of construction. Don't worry about the shell. Build out of whatever fits the area and architecture.
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Re: What type building is most cost effective? 20 Mar 2004 15:49 #28580

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Block is used in most areas because it is cheaper than brick or concrete, but it is not better than the other two; just cheaper. If you can afford concrete in your area, go for it, since it is not only stronger and more permanent, but it is MUCH better at soundproofing than is most anything else, and even if your neighbors are very quiet now, there is no guarantee that others will be in the future. Further, cast concrete allows for prefab textures and sometimes spaces for vents. Sometimes prefab concrete panel dealers will make a deal so that if you buy a certain minimum, they will throw in a custom molded name panel, for example, at lower cost. They can also offer surfaces of aggregate, or can custom stain with a color. The best choice is an exterior of both brick and concrete in different areas to get the variety of look and texture that good architecture features. Type 'concrete' or such into the Search Term box on such as www.google.com and you will locate their trade association which can likely show you sample layouts, costs, and contacts in your area. Same for the brick/masonry sites. Best Wishes.
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Re: What type building is most cost effective? 20 Mar 2004 19:47 #28581

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Steel superstructure with steel stud infill is probably one of the most economical means of construction. EIFS exterior, makes it fit most architectural surroundings. You could install face brick to this type of construction, or split face block but block, and brick are labor intensive. Typical interior partitions are double 5.5" steel studs between auds with airspace, insulation and layers of 5/8 gypsum. Ceilings can be sprayed with material such as K-13 insulation prior to dropped ceilings or use it as the ceiling.
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