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Cost Estimation Projects in Higher Education

Higher Education: Cost Estimation Projects

Dell Medical School, Research Building Austin, Texas

Owner: University of Texas

Project Construction Manager: Hensel Phelps

Pre-Contract Estimated Cost: $114,600,528.00

Final Construction Buy-Out Cost: $117,498,536.00 (CM’s GMP)

Project Size: 264,033 GSF

Professional Services Provided: Cost Estimating

Deliverables: As cost estimators, our services are complete at the point of 100%CD or GMP. Any other deliverable would include estimate reconciliation with the CMR’s estimate or change order analysis as requested by the Architect of record.

Project Narrative: This project consists of concrete frame with a curtain wall and stone veneer exterior. This is an intense biomedical research and teaching laboratory. It involves vivarium space, OR spaces, classrooms, lecture halls, office space and imaging. This is UT’s first medical school for the Austin campus. It is one of three research, Nursing, MOB facilities for this new school. This project will be LEED Silver upon completion.


University of Texas Bioengineering & Sciences Building Dallas, Texas

Owner: University of Texas

Project Construction Manager: Beck

Pre-Contract Estimated Cost: $98,057,635.00

Final Construction Buy-Out Cost: $98,257,385.00 (CM’s GMP)

Project Size: 215,995 GSF

Professional Services Provided: Cost Estimating

Deliverables: As cost estimators, our services are complete at the point of 100%CD or GMP. Any other deliverable would include estimate reconciliation with the CMR’s estimate or change order analysis as requested by the Architect of record.

Project Narrative: This was a concrete frame structure with curtain wall and stone exterior veneer. The interiors consisted of specialized laboratories, animal research laboratories, imaging laboratories and research offices. This project is LEED Gold certified and is designed for 21st century, cutting edge, biological research.


University of Texas College of Health Sciences/School of Nursing El Paso, Texas

Owner: University of Texas

Project Construction Manager: Vaughn Construction Pre-Contract Estimated Cost: $50,630,460.00

Final Construction Buy-Out Cost: $50,880,460.00 (CM’s GMP)

Project Size: 170,139 GSF

Professional Services Provided: Cost Estimating

Deliverables: As cost estimators, our services are complete at the point of 100%CD or GMP. Any other deliverable would include estimate reconciliation with the CMR’s estimate or change order analysis as requested by the Architect of record.

Project Narrative: This project is concrete structure with stucco and masonry veneer exterior. A Bhutanese influenced design. Project consisted of classrooms, SIM laboratories, lecture halls and research space. This School of Nursing is one of UT’s premiere Nursing Education facilities.


Dell Medical School – Medical Office Building – Cafe Finish-out

Budget: $1,046,389.00

University of Texas Bioengineering & Sciences Building

Budget: 98,257,385.00

Academic Building Renovations

Owner: Lamar University

Budget: $2,700,000.00

Fine Arts Programming & Feasibility Study Texas State University System at San Marcos

Owner:Texas State University System

Space Planning Projects, HTV Department & Other Basement Areas

Owner: Houston Community College

Budget: $110,000.00

Lampasas Building Renovations

Owner: Texas State University

Budget: $3,000,000.00

Old Main Phase I Renovation

Owner: Texas Woman’s University

Budget: $3,000,000.00

Reed Arena Expansion

Owner: Texas A&M University System

Budget: $12,879,000.00

Science Building Renovation & Expansion

Owner: Texas Woman’s University

Budget: $19,000,000.00

Student Recreation Center Additions & Remodel

Owner: Texas State University

Budget: $20,000,000.00

Cancer Research Center

Owner: Texas Tech University

Budget: $2,200,000.00

Research Rehabilitation Building 1197 Renovations

Owner: Texas A&M University

Budget: $1,000,000.00

Administration Building Renovations

Owner: University of Texas at Austin

Budget: $19,000,000.00

New Calhoun Lofts on Main Campus

Owner: University of Houston

Budget: $90,000,000.00

Engineering Research Building

Owner: University of Texas at Arlington

Budget: $80,000,000.00

Expansion School of Pharmacy

Owner: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Budget: $6,000,000.00

Health & Biomedical Sciences Center

Owner: University of Houston

Budget: $65,000,000.00

New Student Services Building

Owner: University of Texas at Dallas

Budget: $21,760,000.00

North Campus Housing Complex

Owner: Texas State University System

Budget: $48,777,000.00

Student Success Center

Owner: Texas A&M University International at Laredo

Budget: $25,538,600.00

Swimming & Fitness Center Phase II

Owner: University of Texas at El Paso

Budget: $24,000,000.00

Central Utility Plant Steam Turbine Generator 4 Replacement

Owner: Texas A&M University System

Budget: $4,600,000.00

Memorial Student Center (MSC) Additions & Renovations

Owner: Texas A&M University System

Budget: $75,000,000.00

Music Building Renovations

Owner: Lamar University

Budget: $6,152,000.00

New Citrus Center Building @ Weslaco

Owner: Texas A&M University at Kingsville

Budget: $7,200,000.00

New College of Communications

Owner: University of Texas at Austin

Budget: $37,000,000.00

New Plaza Verde Residence Hall

Owner: Angelo State University

Budget: $40,000,000.00

Student Recreation/Wellness Center & Center for Human Performance

Owner: Angelo State University

Budget: $7,000,000.00

Wind Turbine Research Building at Corpus Christi

Owner: University of Houston

Budget: $20,000,000.00

Arts & Instructional Building

Owner: Lone Star College Kingwood Campus

Budget: $9,900,000.00

Biology-Earth Sciences Building Renovations

Owner: Texas A&M University at Kingsville

Budget: $4,876,000.00

Campus Services & Bookstore Building

Owner: University of Texas at Dallas

Budget: $9,250,000.00

Campus Traffic Infrastructure

Owner: Lone Star College Kingwood Campus

Budget: $1,980,000.00

Chemistry Building Renovations

Owner: Stephen F. Austin State University

Budget: $5,093,123.00

Conrad Blucher Institute

Owner: Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi

Budget: $10,750,000.00

New Nursing School Building

Owner: Tarleton State University

Budget: $16,200,000.00

Feasibility Study for Expansion of Student Union Building

Owner: University of Texas Pan American

Bus Operations Building #969 Renovations

Owner: Texas A&M University

Budget: $700,000.00

New Multipurpose Building

Owner: Texas A&M University at San Antonio

Budget: $40,000,000.00

New Residence Hall on Bearkat Blvd.

Owner: Sam Houston State University

Budget: $14,000,000.00

New Residence Hall

Owner: University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Budget: $21,000,000.00

New Student & Conference Center Building

Owner: Lone Star College Kingwood Campus

Budget: $15,700,000.00

School of Fine Arts (SFA) Renovations

Owner: Lone Star College Kingwood Campus

Budget: $2,110,000.00

Sim Life Center

Owner: Texas Tech University at Lubbock

Budget: $3,000,000.00

University Center Expansion Feasibility Study

Owner: Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi

Sun Bowl Drive Pedestrian Overpass

Owner: University of Texas at El Paso

Budget: $1,697,000.00

McFerrin Athletic Center

Owner: Texas A&M University

Budget: $6,000,000.00

University Courtyard Apartment Compex Renovations

Owner: Texas Southern University

Budget: 35,475.00

Build-Out of Shell Space Interdisciplinary Life Science

Owner: Texas A&M University at College Station

Budget: $2,725,981.00

Landcape & Maintenance Building MEP

Owner: Texas A&M University at College Station

Budget: $275,000.00

Laboratory Animal Resources & Research (LARR) Facility Expansion

Owner: Texas A&M University

Budget: $6,377,000.00

Parking Level Addition

Owner: University of Houston Downtown

Budget: $1,100,000.00

McCombs School of Business Feasibility Study

Owner: University of Texas

New Residence Hall, Phase 3

Owner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Entry Portal & Plaza Tower

Owner: University of Texas at El Paso

Budget: $185,000.00

Founders Hall Third Floor Renovation

Owner: University of Texas at Dallas

Budget: $4,000,000.00

School of Nursing & Health Sciences Complex

Owner: University of Texas at El Paso

Budget: $45,000,000.00

Aging Research & Treatment Health Center (ART) Renovation

Owner: University of Texas at Tyler

Budget: $400,000.00

School of Nursing Additions

Owner: University of Texas

Budget: $2,385,000.00

Additions & Renovations to Maverick Activities Center

Owner: University of Texas at Arlington

Budget: $23,000,000.00

Biotechnology Sciences & Engineering (BSE) Building Phase II

Owner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Budget: $54,500,000.00

Library & Artifact High-Density Repository

Owner: University of Texas

Budget: $2,760,000.00

Engineering Laboratory Building

Owner: University of Texas at Arlington

Budget: $20,350,000.00

Facility Condition & Space Analysis of Existing Discovery Park Building

Owner: University of Nor