Metal Ceiling Framing Cost
Construction ITEM DESCRIPTION
Construction estimating unit cost for ceiling joists framed with 2x4 metal studs.
This unit cost generally applies to rooms with a 6 to 12 ft span.
One square foot of ceiling area.
We figure that a skilled carpenter can install about 100 square feet of ceiling framing per hour, with a little help from an unskilled worker. The price is adjusted if there is a different spacing for ceiling framing in the Structural Dimensions screen.
The cost includes 0.64 lineal feet of metal studs per square foot of area. That includes basic 24" joist spacing with some additional materials for cross bracing, framing for lights and loss at the ends. The price is adjusted if there is a different spacing for ceiling framing in the Structural Dimensions screen.
The price also includes fasteners and some utility wire for attachment at the center of the span.
Based on the framing ceiling area from the Structural Dimensions screen.
NOTE-- If your ceilings are attached to roof trusses or the upstairs floor joists, you do not need to enter ceiling framing. This unit cost applies only when there is an independent 'hung' ceiling framing.
Source of Construction Pricing
Based on job cost data from a couple of rehab projects done in the Boston area.
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