12" Metal Truss Joist Framing Cost
Construction ITEM DESCRIPTION
Construction estimating unit price for 12" metal floor trusses or truss joists. This style of floor framing is most likely to occur in commercial construction projects.
One square foot of floor framing area.
We figure about 50 square feet of framing completed per hour for a skilled carpenter with an unskilled part-time helper.
We figure 1/2 lineal feet of truss per square foot, based on 24" joist spacing. We also include some 2x12 lumber for bracing, headers and fill-in.
Upstairs floor area.
This unit cost includes multipliers for labor and materials, so 12" truss joist spacing will double the cost and 16" spacing will increase it by 50%. Goldenseal takes the spacing from the Structural Dimensions layout in each estimate.
Source of Construction Pricing
Turtle Creek Construction did some commercial remodeling but very little new commercial construction, so we never actually installed metal floor framing. We use the costs for wood framing. Seems like the labor ought to be pretty close, and floor framing costs are not that big a % of overall framing costs anyhow.
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