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Published on : 2019-06-12
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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; these prices are only for estimating purposes – for a more accurate estimate, please contact the Cabling & Construction group (ITS-Cabling-Construction@utlists.utexas.edu). 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. Note: Estimated costs for CAT6A cabling utilizes the chart below plus an added adjustment charge of $140.00 per cable.

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 outlines 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.

Per Network Operations Manual 6.9.3.2 Building Cable Pathways:

 Media cabling through building pathways shall only be installed or modified by ITS Networking and approved contractors. Contractors must be vetted and approved by ITS Networking, follow university building codes and standards, and adhere to ITS Networking’s inspections. ITS Networking may approve Unit staff to install specialized media with proper training and post-installation inspections.

Once again, these costs are for estimating purposes only. Please contact the ITS Business Office at (512) 471-5800 to request a specific work estimate. For UT Systems OFPC, UT PMCS or FS projects please contact our Facilities Design (FD) staff at (512) 232-0843. 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 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.These estimated prices are effective as of April 2016.
  • Additional charges NOT included in a Labor & Material estimated cable installation cost are Lead & Asbestos identification and abatement. 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 disturbance 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 following sampling costs and turnaround times are from EHS:  Normal importance $20 per sample (minimum 3 samples per location) with two week minimum; Priority $26 per sample (minimum 3 samples per location) with one week minimum; Emergency $40 per sample (minimum 3 samples per location) with two hour minimum.  Note: all emergencies will be determined by EHS.
  •  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.
  • Cabling/Wiring Estimated Costs

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

  • $290 each x 2 = $580 cables plus $69 trip/order charge = $649 (EHS sampling and asbestos abatement is included on a Prepaid work order)

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

  • $239 each x 30 (25 data plus 5 voice) = $7,170 cables plus $69 trip/order charge = $7,239 (EHS sampling and asbestos abatement is included on a Prepaid work order)

Example three: One (1) CAT6A cable in ACB (Building Category D)

  • $290 each x 1 = $290 plus CAT6A Adjustment of $140 = $430 plus $69 trip/order charge = $499  (EHS sampling and asbestos abatement is included on a Prepaid work order)

Labor rates - Inside Plant               Per hour                     $62.00     

Labor rates - Outside Plant            Per hour                      $86.00     

SM Fiber maintenance                  Per strand, per month   $6.00      

Cabling/Wiring Estimated Install Cost Per Drop

Buildings - A

 

 

 

 

 

Building

Category

(1-5 cables)

(6-20 cables)

(21-50 cables)

(>51 cables)

ACB

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

ADH

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

AHG

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

ANB

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

AND

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

ARC

A

$344

$261

$239

$205

ART

A

$344

$261

$239

$205

ASE

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

ATT

E

$443

$325

$293

$246

Buildings - B

 

 

 

 

 

Building

Category

(1-5 cables)

(6-20 cables)

(21-50 cables)

(>51 cables)

BAT

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

BE1

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

BEG

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

BEL

A

$344

$261

$239

$205

BEN

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

BFL

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

BHD

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

BIO

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

BLD

B

$500

$370

$335

$283

BMA

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

BMC

A

$344

$261

$239

$205

BME

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

BMK

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

BMS

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

BOT

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

BRB

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

BRG

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

BTL

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

BUR

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

BWY

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

Buildings - C

 

 

 

 

 

Building

Category

(1-5 cables)

(6-20 cables)

(21-50 cables)

(>51 cables)

CAL

A

$344

$261

$239

$205

CBA

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

CCJ

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

CDL

A

$344

$261

$239

$205

CMA

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

CMB

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

CML

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

CMR

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

CMS

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

COM

A

$344

$261

$239

$205

CP2

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

CPC

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

CPE

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

CRB

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

CRD

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

CRH

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

CS2

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

CS3

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

CS4

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

CS5

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

CS6

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

CS7

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

CTB

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

CWE

A

$344

$261

$239

$205

Buildings - D

 

 

 

 

 

Building

Category

(1-5 cables)

(6-20 cables)

(21-50 cables)

(>51 cables)

DCE

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

DCP

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

DEV

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

DFA

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

DFF

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

DPI

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

Buildings - E

 

 

 

 

 

Building

Category

(1-5 cables)

(6-20 cables)

(21-50 cables)

(>51 cables)

ECG

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

ECJ

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

EER

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

EGS

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

EME

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

EPS

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

ERC

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

ESB

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

ETC

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

Buildings - F

 

 

 

 

 

Building

Category

(1-5 cables)

(6-20 cables)

(21-50 cables)

(>51 cables)

FAC

A

$344

$261

$239

$205

FC1

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

FC2

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

FC3

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

FC5

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

FC6

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

FC7

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

FC8

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

FC9

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

FDH

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

FS1

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

FSL

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

Buildings - G

 

 

 

 

 

Building

Category

(1-5 cables)

(6-20 cables)

(21-50 cables)

(>51 cables)

GAR

A

$344

$261

$239

$205

GDC

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

GEA

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

GEB

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

GIA

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

GOL

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

GRE

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

GSB

E

$443

$325

$293

$246

GUA

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

GWB

A

$344

$261

$239

$205

Buildings - H

 

 

 

 

 

Building

Category

(1-5 cables)

(6-20 cables)

(21-50 cables)

(>51 cables)

HCG

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

HDB

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

HLB

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

HMA

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

HRC

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

HRH

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

HSM

A

$344

$261

$239

$205

HSS

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

HTB

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

Buildings - I & J

 

 

 

 

 

Building

Category

(1-5 cables)

(6-20 cables)

(21-50 cables)

(>51 cables)

IC2

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

INT

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

JES

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

JGB

A

$344

$261

$239

$205

JHH

A

$344

$261

$239

$205

JON

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

Buildings - K

 

 

 

 

 

Building

Category

(1-5 cables)

(6-20 cables)

(21-50 cables)

(>51 cables)

KIN

A

$344

$261

$239

$205

Buildings - L

 

 

 

 

 

Building

Category

(1-5 cables)

(6-20 cables)

(21-50 cables)

(>51 cables)

L01

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

L02

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

L04

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

L09

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

LAC

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

LBJ

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

LCD

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

LCH

A

$344

$261

$239

$205

LFH

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

LLA

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

LLB

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

LLC

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

LLD

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

LLF

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

LTD

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

LSF

F

$507

$378

$344

$293

Buildings - M

 

 

 

 

 

Building

Category

(1-5 cables)

(6-20 cables)

(21-50 cables)

(>51 cables)

MAG

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

MAI

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

MBB

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

MBE

B

$500

$370

$335

$283

MCC

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

MER

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

MEZ

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

MHD

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

MMS

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

MNC

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

MRH

A

$344

$261

$239

$205

MSB

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

MTC

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

Buildings - N

 

 

 

 

 

Building

Category

(1-5 cables)

(6-20 cables)

(21-50 cables)

(>51 cables)

NEL

A

$344

$261

$239

$205

NEZ

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

NHB

A

$344

$261

$239

$205

NMS

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

NRC

A

$344

$261

$239

$205

NSA

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

NST

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

NUR

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

Buildings - P

 

 

 

 

 

Building

Category

(1-5 cables)

(6-20 cables)

(21-50 cables)

(>51 cables)

PAC

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

PAI

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

PAR

A

$344

$261

$239

$205

PAT

A

$344

$261

$239

$205

PCL

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

PHD

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

PHR

B

$500

$370

$335

$283

POB

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

PPA

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

PPB

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

PPE

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

PPL

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

PX3

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

P33

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

Buildings - R

 

 

 

 

 

Building

Category

(1-5 cables)

(6-20 cables)

(21-50 cables)

(>51 cables)

RHD

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

RLE

F

$507

$378

$344

$293

RLM

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

RLP

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

ROC

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

RRH

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

RRN

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

RSC

A

$344

$261

$239

$205

Buildings - S

 

 

 

 

 

Building

Category

(1-5 cables)

(6-20 cables)

(21-50 cables)

(>51 cables)

SAC

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

SAG

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

SBS

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

SEA

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

SER

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

SHC

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

SHD

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

SJG

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

SJH

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

SRH

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

SSB

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

SSW

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

STD

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

STL

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

SUT

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

SV1

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

SWG

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

SW7

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

SZB

E

$443

$325

$293

$246

Buildings - T

 

 

 

 

 

Building

Category

(1-5 cables)

(6-20 cables)

(21-50 cables)

(>51 cables)

TAR

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

TAY

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

TCB

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

TCC

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

TES

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

TMM

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

TNH

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

TRG

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

TRX

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

TSC

A

$344

$261

$239

$205

TSG

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

TTC

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

Buildings – U/V

 

 

 

 

 

Building

Category

(1-5 cables)

(6-20 cables)

(21-50 cables)

(>51 cables)

UA9

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

UIL

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

UNB

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

UPB

A

$344

$261

$239

$205

US1

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

US2

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

US3

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

US4

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

US5

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

USA

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

USB

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

UTA

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

UTC

A

$344

$261

$239

$205

UTX

F

$507

$378

$344

$293

VPL

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

Buildings - W

 

 

 

 

 

Building

Category

(1-5 cables)

(6-20 cables)

(21-50 cables)

(>51 cables)

WAG

C

$557

$419

$382

$327

WCH

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

WEL

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

WGB

D

$290

$217

$198

$169

WIN

B

$500

$370

$335

$283

WMB

A

$344

$261

$239

$205

WRW

A

$344

$261

$239

$205

WWH

B

$500

$370

$335

$283

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

 

 

 

 

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