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 September, 2013.

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 $24 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)

  • $206 each x 2 = $412 cables plus $69 trip/order charge = $481 (charges if EHS sampling and asbestos abatement is not required)
  • Should EHS sampling be required (ITS will coordinate with EHS): $481 (cabling) plus $48 (estimated) EHS sampling = $529 (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): $529 (cabling & EHS sampling) plus $120 abatement (estimated labor and material) = $649 (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)

  • $194 each x 30 (25 data plus 5 voice) = $5,820 cables plus $69 trip/order charge = $5,889 (charges if EHS sampling and asbestos abatement is not required)
  • Should EHS sampling be required (ITS will coordinate with EHS): $5,889 (cabling) plus $72 (estimated) EHS sampling = $5,961 (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): $5,961 (cabling & EHS sampling) plus $250 abatement (estimated labor and material) = $6,211 (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 $206 $159 $146 $127
ADH C $383 $297 $274 $240
AHG C $383 $297 $274 $240
ANB C $383 $297 $274 $240
AND C $383 $297 $274 $240
ARC A $272 $211 $194 $169
ART A $272 $211 $194 $169
ATT E $249 $189 $173 $149
Buildings - B
Building Category (1-5 cables) (6-20 cables) (21-50 cables) (>51 cables)
BAT D $206 $159 $146 $127
BE1 D $206 $159 $146 $127
BEG D $206 $159 $146 $127
BEL A $272 $211 $194 $169
BEN D $206 $159 $146 $127
BFL D $206 $159 $146 $127
BHD C $383 $297 $274 $240
BIO C $383 $297 $274 $240
BMA C $383 $297 $274 $240
BME D $206 $159 $146 $127
BOT C $383 $297 $274 $240
BRB D $206 $159 $146 $127
BRG C $383 $297 $274 $240
BTL C $383 $297 $274 $240
BUR D $206 $159 $146 $127
BWY C $383 $297 $274 $240
Buildings - C
Building Category (1-5 cables) (6-20 cables) (21-50 cables) (>51 cables)
CAL A $272 $211 $194 $169
CBA D $206 $159 $146 $127
CCJ D $206 $159 $146 $127
CDL A $272 $211 $194 $169
CLA D $206 $159 $146 $127
CMA D $206 $159 $146 $127
CMB D $206 $159 $146 $127
CMC A $272 $211 $194 $169
CML D $206 $159 $146 $127
CMR C $383 $297 $274 $240
CMS D $206 $159 $146 $127
COM A $272 $211 $194 $169
CPE D $206 $159 $146 $127
CRB C $383 $297 $274 $240
CRD C $383 $297 $274 $240
CS2 C $383 $297 $274 $240
CS3 C $383 $297 $274 $240
CS4 C $383 $297 $274 $240
CS5 C $383 $297 $274 $240
CTB C $383 $297 $274 $240
Buildings - D
Building Category (1-5 cables) (6-20 cables) (21-50 cables) (>51 cables)
DCE D $206 $159 $146 $127
DCP C $383 $297 $274 $240
DEV D $206 $159 $146 $127
DFA D $206 $159 $146 $127
DFF C $383 $297 $274 $240
Buildings - E
Building Category (1-5 cables) (6-20 cables) (21-50 cables) (>51 cables)
EAS C $383 $297 $274 $240
ECJ D $206 $159 $146 $127
EER D $206 $159 $146 $127
EME D $206 $159 $146 $127
ENS A $272 $211 $194 $169
EPS D $206 $159 $146 $127
ERC D $206 $159 $146 $127
ESB C $383 $297 $274 $240
ETC D $206 $159 $146 $127
Buildings - F
Building Category (1-5 cables) (6-20 cables) (21-50 cables) (>51 cables)
FAC A $272 $211 $194 $169
FC1 D $206 $159 $146 $127
FC2 C $383 $297 $274 $240
FC3 C $383 $297 $274 $240
FC5 D $206 $159 $146 $127
FC6 D $206 $159 $146 $127
FC7 C $383 $297 $274 $240
FC8 D $206 $159 $146 $127
FDH C $383 $297 $274 $240
Buildings - G
Building Category (1-5 cables) (6-20 cables) (21-50 cables) (>51 cables)
GAR A $272 $211 $194 $169
GDC D $206 $159 $146 $127
GEA C $383 $297 $274 $240
GEB D $206 $159 $146 $127
GIA D $206 $159 $146 $127
GOL C $383 $297 $274 $240
GRE C $383 $297 $274 $240
GRG A $272 $211 $194 $169
GSB E $249 $189 $173 $149
GUA C $383 $297 $274 $240
Buildings - H
Building Category (1-5 cables) (6-20 cables) (21-50 cables) (>51 cables)
HMA C $383 $297 $274 $240
HRC D $206 $159 $146 $127
HRH C $383 $297 $274 $240
Buildings - I & J
Building Category (1-5 cables) (6-20 cables) (21-50 cables) (>51 cables)
IC2 D $206 $159 $146 $127
IRC D $206 $159 $146 $127
JES C $383 $297 $274 $240
JGB A $272 $211 $194 $169
JHH A $272 $211 $194 $169
JON D $206 $159 $146 $127
Buildings - K
Building Category (1-5 cables) (6-20 cables) (21-50 cables) (>51 cables)
KIN A $272 $211 $194 $169
Buildings - L
Building Category (1-5 cables) (6-20 cables) (21-50 cables) (>51 cables)
LAC D $206 $159 $146 $127
LBJ C $383 $297 $274 $240
LCH A $272 $211 $194 $169
LFH C $383 $297 $274 $240
LLA C $383 $297 $274 $240
LLB C $383 $297 $274 $240
LLC C $383 $297 $274 $240
LLD C $383 $297 $274 $240
LLF C $383 $297 $274 $240
LTD C $383 $297 $274 $240
LSF F $323 $250 $230 $201
Buildings - M
Building Category (1-5 cables) (6-20 cables) (21-50 cables) (>51 cables)
MAG C $383 $297 $274 $240
MAI C $383 $297 $274 $240
MBB D $206 $159 $146 $127
MCC D $206 $159 $146 $127
MER D $206 $159 $146 $127
MEZ D $206 $159 $146 $127
MMS C $383 $297 $274 $240
MNC C $383 $297 $274 $240
MRH A $272 $211 $194 $169
MSB C $383 $297 $274 $240
Buildings - N
Building Category (1-5 cables) (6-20 cables) (21-50 cables) (>51 cables)
NEL A $272 $211 $194 $169
NHB A $272 $211 $194 $169
NMS D $206 $159 $146 $127
NOA D $206 $159 $146 $127
NRC A $272 $211 $194 $169
NSA C $383 $297 $274 $240
NST D $206 $159 $146 $127
NUR D $206 $159 $146 $127
Buildings - P
Building Category (1-5 cables) (6-20 cables) (21-50 cables) (>51 cables)
PAC D $206 $159 $146 $127
PAI C $383 $297 $274 $240
PAR B $318 $242 $222 $192
PAT A $272 $211 $194 $169
PCL D $206 $159 $146 $127
PHD C $383 $297 $274 $240
PHR B $318 $242 $222 $192
PPA C $383 $297 $274 $240
PPB D $206 $159 $146 $127
PPE C $383 $297 $274 $240
PPL C $383 $297 $274 $240
PX3 D $206 $159 $146 $127
P33 D $206 $159 $146 $127
Buildings - R
Building Category (1-5 cables) (6-20 cables) (21-50 cables) (>51 cables)
RHD C $383 $297 $274 $240
RLM D $206 $159 $146 $127
ROC D $206 $159 $146 $127
RRN C $383 $297 $274 $240
RSC A $272 $211 $194 $169
Buildings - S
Building Category (1-5 cables) (6-20 cables) (21-50 cables) (>51 cables)
SAC D $206 $159 $146 $127
SAG C $383 $297 $274 $240
SBS C $383 $297 $274 $240
SEA D $206 $159 $146 $127
SER C $383 $297 $274 $240
SHC C $383 $297 $274 $240
SHD C $383 $297 $274 $240
SJG C $383 $297 $274 $240
SJH D $206 $159 $146 $127
SRH C $383 $297 $274 $240
SSB D $206 $159 $146 $127
SSW D $206 $159 $146 $127
STD C $383 $297 $274 $240
SUT C $383 $297 $274 $240
SV1 C $383 $297 $274 $240
SWG C $383 $297 $274 $240
SW7 C $383 $297 $274 $240
SZB E $249 $189 $173 $149
Buildings - T
Building Category (1-5 cables) (6-20 cables) (21-50 cables) (>51 cables)
TAY D $206 $159 $146 $127
TCC D $206 $159 $146 $127
TMM C $383 $297 $274 $240
TNH D $206 $159 $146 $127
TRG C $383 $297 $274 $240
TSC D $206 $159 $146 $127
TSG C $383 $297 $274 $240
TTC C $383 $297 $274 $240
Buildings - U
Building Category (1-5 cables) (6-20 cables) (21-50 cables) (>51 cables)
UA9 C $383 $297 $274 $240
UIL D $206 $159 $146 $127
UNB C $383 $297 $274 $240
UPB A $272 $211 $194 $169
US1 D $206 $159 $146 $127
US2 D $206 $159 $146 $127
US3 D $206 $159 $146 $127
US4 D $206 $159 $146 $127
US5 D $206 $159 $146 $127
UTA D $206 $159 $146 $127
UTC A $272 $211 $194 $169
UTX F $323 $250 $230 $201
Buildings - W
Building Category (1-5 cables) (6-20 cables) (21-50 cables) (>51 cables)
WAG C $383 $297 $274 $240
WCH D $206 $159 $146 $127
WEL D $206 $159 $146 $127
WIN B $318 $242 $222 $192
WMB A $272 $211 $194 $169
WOH C $383 $297 $274 $240
WRW A $272 $211 $194 $169
WWH B $318 $242 $222 $192

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 September 19, 2013 @ 9:11 am

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