The University of Texas at Austin

Cabling and Wiring

Installation Cost Estimator

Estimated cable installation costs are given below for placing Cat5e plenum twisted-pair structured voice & data cabling for each building on The University of Texas at Austin main campus and the J.J. Pickle Research Campus; each building has been assigned a category based on the building's construction characteristics. If you do not see your building listed in the cost estimator, please send a message to nt@its.utexas.edu.

When installing twisted-pair structured cabling at UT, the telecommunications industry best practices are used. The UT ITS Engineering & Construction Telecom Cable Installer Guidelines for Twisted-Pair Cabling outline the minimum requirements for twisted-pair cabling installation on The University of Texas at Austin. Cabling installation at the University meets the more stringent requirements of the current editions of the National Electrical Code (NEC) and the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). NEC requires the removal of abandoned cable which is provided at an additional charge. See also Cabling Installation Terms and Conditions, which includes information about what is and what is not included in the prices listed below.

These costs are for estimating purposes only. Please contact the ITS Business Office at 471-5800 to request a specific work estimate. For UT Systems OFPC, UT PMCS or FS projects please contact our Planning & Design (P&D) staff at 471-4939. Verbal or small work estimates will be provided at no charge to the requestor. Estimates requiring extended time, site surveys, engineering (PE), research, vendor proposals, or materials/drawings to create (Design Estimates) will be charged to the customer on a labor/materials basis. The requestor will be notified that an account number will need to be provided to our Business Office for the Design Estimate charges prior to the estimate being prepared.

When you receive an estimate, please note that:

  • Estimates include cable installation at published prices, plus any additional labor or materials required to satisfactorily complete the installation.

  • Estimates are valid for thirty (30) days following issue. Should you wish to reconsider a project at a later date, we will review and revise the quotation and timeline to reflect current conditions.

  • Estimates reflect present knowledge of existing conditions. Unforeseen conditions, such as the need for asbestos abatement, or overcoming previously unknown construction obstacles, can significantly affect project costs and timeline estimates.

  • Approved estimates should be returned to the ITS Business Office along with work requests, appropriate written authorizations, and valid account numbers. Once these are received, ITS will begin work in accordance with the agreed-upon schedule.

Cabling/Wiring Estimated Costs

These prices are effective as of April 2016.

Additional charges NOT included in the estimated cable installation costs are Lead & Asbestos identification; ITS will contact EHS and PMCS to coordinate this work and bill these additional charges as part of the cabling bill. The UT Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHS) requires verification for lead & asbestos containing materials prior to any cabling work or wall penetrations occurring on UT property. (Asbestos & Lead Assessment Request). This may require sampling of the materials in each work area affected to determine if asbestos or lead is present. The sampling costs start at $48 per area on a non-priority basis, and range higher depending on the quantity of cabling required. If asbestos or lead are present, asbestos/lead-certified personnel must perform the installation work. Work by asbestos/lead-certified personnel is charged on a labor/material basis. The rate is typically $100/hr.

Example one: Two (2) data cables in ACE (Building Category D)

  • $287 each x 2 = $574 cables plus $69 trip/order charge = $643 (charges if EHS sampling and asbestos abatement is not required)
  • Should EHS sampling be required (ITS will coordinate with EHS): $643 (cabling) plus $48 (estimated) EHS sampling = $691 (example of charges if sampling required but asbestos abatement is not required)
  • Should asbestos abatement be required (results reflect positive for asbestos - ITS will coordinate with abatement shop): $691 (cabling & EHS sampling) plus $811 abatement (estimated labor and material) = $1502 (example of total charges billed on ITS workorder to customer)

Example two: 25 data cables and five (5) voice cables in FAC (Building Category A)

  • $249 each x 30 (25 data plus 5 voice) = $7,470 cables plus $69 trip/order charge = $7,539 (charges if EHS sampling and asbestos abatement is not required)
  • Should EHS sampling be required (ITS will coordinate with EHS): $7,539 (cabling) plus $144 (estimated) EHS sampling = $7,683 (example of charges if sampling required but asbestos abatement is not required)
  • Should asbestos abatement be required (results reflect positive for asbestos - ITS will coordinate with abatement shop): $7,683 (cabling & EHS sampling) plus $250 abatement (estimated labor and material) = $7,933 (example of total charges billed if sampling and abatement required)

Cabling/Wiring Estimated Install Cost Per Drop

Buildings - A
Building Category (1-5 cables) (6-20 cables) (21-50 cables) (>51 cables)
ACE D $287 $216 $196 $168
ADH C $496 $376 $344 $296
AHG C $496 $376 $344 $296
ANB C $496 $376 $344 $296
AND C $496 $376 $344 $296
ARC A $361 $273 $249 $214
ART A $361 $273 $249 $214
ATT E $339 $252 $229 $194
Buildings - B
Building Category (1-5 cables) (6-20 cables) (21-50 cables) (>51 cables)
BAT D $287 $216 $196 $168
BE1 D $287 $216 $196 $168
BEG D $287 $216 $196 $168
BEL A $361 $273 $249 $214
BEN D $287 $216 $196 $168
BFL D $287 $216 $196 $168
BHD C $496 $376 $344 $296
BIO C $496 $376 $344 $296
BMA C $496 $376 $344 $296
BMC A $361 $273 $249 $214
BME D $287 $216 $196 $168
BOT C $496 $376 $344 $296
BRB D $287 $216 $196 $168
BRG C $496 $376 $344 $296
BTL C $496 $376 $344 $296
BUR D $287 $216 $196 $168
BWY C $496 $376 $344 $296
Buildings - C
Building Category (1-5 cables) (6-20 cables) (21-50 cables) (>51 cables)
CAL A $361 $273 $249 $214
CBA D $287 $216 $196 $168
CCJ D $287 $216 $196 $168
CDL A $361 $273 $249 $214
CLA D $287 $216 $196 $168
CMA D $287 $216 $196 $168
CMB D $287 $216 $196 $168
CMC A $361 $273 $249 $214
CML D $287 $216 $196 $168
CMR C $496 $376 $344 $296
CMS D $287 $216 $196 $168
COM A $361 $273 $249 $214
CPE D $287 $216 $196 $168
CRB C $496 $376 $344 $296
CRD C $496 $376 $344 $296
CS2 C $496 $376 $344 $296
CS3 C $496 $376 $344 $296
CS4 C $496 $376 $344 $296
CS5 C $496 $376 $344 $296
CTB C $496 $376 $344 $296
CWR A $361 $273 $249 $214
Buildings - D
Building Category (1-5 cables) (6-20 cables) (21-50 cables) (>51 cables)
DCE D $287 $216 $196 $168
DCP C $496 $376 $344 $296
DEV D $287 $216 $196 $168
DFA D $287 $216 $196 $168
DFF C $496 $376 $344 $296
Buildings - E
Building Category (1-5 cables) (6-20 cables) (21-50 cables) (>51 cables)
EAS C $496 $376 $344 $296
ECJ D $287 $216 $196 $168
EER D $287 $216 $196 $168
EME D $287 $216 $196 $168
ENS A $361 $273 $249 $214
EPS D $287 $216 $196 $168
ERC D $287 $216 $196 $168
ESB C $496 $376 $344 $296
ETC D $287 $216 $196 $168
Buildings - F
Building Category (1-5 cables) (6-20 cables) (21-50 cables) (>51 cables)
FAC A $361 $273 $249 $214
FC1 D $287 $216 $196 $168
FC2 C $496 $376 $344 $296
FC3 C $496 $376 $344 $296
FC5 D $287 $216 $196 $168
FC6 D $287 $216 $196 $168
FC7 C $496 $376 $344 $296
FC8 D $287 $216 $196 $168
FDH C $496 $376 $344 $296
FS1 D $287 $216 $196 $168
FSL D $287 $216 $196 $168
Buildings - G
Building Category (1-5 cables) (6-20 cables) (21-50 cables) (>51 cables)
GAR A $361 $273 $249 $214
GDC D $287 $216 $196 $168
GEA C $496 $376 $344 $296
GEB D $287 $216 $196 $168
GIA D $287 $216 $196 $168
GOL C $496 $376 $344 $296
GRE C $496 $376 $344 $296
GRG A $361 $273 $249 $214
GSB E $339 $252 $229 $194
GUA C $496 $376 $344 $296
Buildings - H
Building Category (1-5 cables) (6-20 cables) (21-50 cables) (>51 cables)
HMA C $496 $376 $344 $296
HRC D $287 $216 $196 $168
HRH C $496 $376 $344 $296
Buildings - I & J
Building Category (1-5 cables) (6-20 cables) (21-50 cables) (>51 cables)
IC2 D $287 $216 $196 $168
IRC D $287 $216 $196 $168
JES C $496 $376 $344 $296
JGB A $361 $273 $249 $214
JHH A $361 $273 $249 $214
JON D $287 $216 $196 $168
Buildings - K
Building Category (1-5 cables) (6-20 cables) (21-50 cables) (>51 cables)
KIN A $361 $273 $249 $214
Buildings - L
Building Category (1-5 cables) (6-20 cables) (21-50 cables) (>51 cables)
LAC D $287 $216 $196 $168
LBJ C $496 $376 $344 $296
LCH A $361 $273 $249 $214
LFH C $496 $376 $344 $296
LLA C $496 $376 $344 $296
LLB C $496 $376 $344 $296
LLC C $496 $376 $344 $296
LLD C $496 $376 $344 $296
LLF C $496 $376 $344 $296
LTD C $496 $376 $344 $296
LSF F $422 $319 $291 $250
Buildings - M
Building Category (1-5 cables) (6-20 cables) (21-50 cables) (>51 cables)
MAG C $496 $376 $344 $296
MAI C $496 $376 $344 $296
MBB D $287 $216 $196 $168
MCC D $287 $216 $196 $168
MER D $287 $216 $196 $168
MEZ D $287 $216 $196 $168
MMS C $496 $376 $344 $296
MNC C $496 $376 $344 $296
MRH A $361 $273 $249 $214
MSB C $496 $376 $344 $296
Buildings - N
Building Category (1-5 cables) (6-20 cables) (21-50 cables) (>51 cables)
NEL A $361 $273 $249 $214
NHB A $361 $273 $249 $214
NMS D $287 $216 $196 $168
NOA D $287 $216 $196 $168
NRC A $361 $273 $249 $214
NSA C $496 $376 $344 $296
NST D $287 $216 $196 $168
NUR D $287 $216 $196 $168
Buildings - P
Building Category (1-5 cables) (6-20 cables) (21-50 cables) (>51 cables)
PAC D $287 $216 $196 $168
PAI C $496 $376 $344 $296
PAR A $361 $273 $249 $214
PAT A $361 $273 $249 $214
PCL D $287 $216 $196 $168
PHD C $496 $376 $344 $296
PHR B $415 $310 $283 $241
PPA C $496 $376 $344 $296
PPB D $287 $216 $196 $168
PPE C $496 $376 $344 $296
PPL C $496 $376 $344 $296
PX3 D $287 $216 $196 $168
P33 D $287 $216 $196 $168
Buildings - R
Building Category (1-5 cables) (6-20 cables) (21-50 cables) (>51 cables)
RHD C $496 $376 $344 $296
RLM D $287 $216 $196 $168
ROC D $287 $216 $196 $168
RRN C $496 $376 $344 $296
RSC A $361 $273 $249 $214
Buildings - S
Building Category (1-5 cables) (6-20 cables) (21-50 cables) (>51 cables)
SAC D $287 $216 $196 $168
SAG C $496 $376 $344 $296
SBS C $496 $376 $344 $296
SEA D $287 $216 $196 $168
SER C $496 $376 $344 $296
SHC C $496 $376 $344 $296
SHD C $496 $376 $344 $296
SJG C $496 $376 $344 $296
SJH D $287 $216 $196 $168
SRH C $496 $376 $344 $296
SSB D $287 $216 $196 $168
SSW D $287 $216 $196 $168
STD C $496 $376 $344 $296
SUT C $496 $376 $344 $296
SV1 C $496 $376 $344 $296
SWG C $496 $376 $344 $296
SW7 C $496 $376 $344 $296
SZB E $339 $252 $229 $194
Buildings - T
Building Category (1-5 cables) (6-20 cables) (21-50 cables) (>51 cables)
TAY D $287 $216 $196 $168
TCC D $287 $216 $196 $168
TMM C $496 $376 $344 $296
TNH D $287 $216 $196 $168
TRG C $496 $376 $344 $296
TSC D $287 $216 $196 $168
TSG C $496 $376 $344 $296
TTC C $496 $376 $344 $296
Buildings - U
Building Category (1-5 cables) (6-20 cables) (21-50 cables) (>51 cables)
UA9 C $496 $376 $344 $296
UIL D $287 $216 $196 $168
UNB C $496 $376 $344 $296
UPB A $361 $273 $249 $214
US1 D $287 $216 $196 $168
US2 D $287 $216 $196 $168
US3 D $287 $216 $196 $168
US4 D $287 $216 $196 $168
US5 D $287 $216 $196 $168
UTA D $287 $216 $196 $168
UTC A $361 $273 $249 $214
UTX F $422 $319 $291 $250
Buildings - W
Building Category (1-5 cables) (6-20 cables) (21-50 cables) (>51 cables)
WAG C $496 $376 $344 $296
WCH D $287 $216 $196 $168
WEL D $287 $216 $196 $168
WIN B $415 $310 $283 $241
WMB A $361 $273 $249 $214
WOH C $496 $376 $344 $296
WRW A $361 $273 $249 $214
WWH B $415 $310 $283 $241

Tip: To look up your building's abbreviation, see the alphabetical lists for the Main Campus and Pickle Research Campus.

Category:

Category codes in the table refer to the following predominant building characteristics:

A = Hard (solid) walls & Lay-in ceilings

B = Hard (solid) walls & "Spline" ceilings

C = Hard (solid) walls & Structural (open) ceilings

D = Hollow walls & Lay-in ceilings

E = Hollow walls & "Spline" ceilings

F = Hollow walls & Structural (open) ceilings

Last updated April 28, 2016 @ 2:04 pm

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