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Published on : 2020-07-01
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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 $83.17 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. Small scope 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 estimate 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 September 2020.
  • 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. See also https://ehs.utexas.edu/programs/asbestos/ for current sampling costs and turnaround time for analysis.
  •  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. 
  • Cabling/Wiring Estimated Costs

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

  • $291 each x 2 = $584 cables plus $46 trip charge = $630 (EHS sampling and asbestos abatement is included on a Prepaid work order)

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

  • $243 each x 30 (25 data plus 5 voice) = $7,290 cables plus $46 trip charge = $7,336 (EHS sampling and asbestos abatement is included on a Prepaid work order)

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

  • $292 each x 1 = $292 plus CAT6A Adjustment of $83.17 = $374.17 plus $46 trip charge = $420.17  (EHS sampling and asbestos abatement is included on a Prepaid work order)

Labor rates - Inside Plant               Per hour                     $60.00     

Labor rates - Outside Plant            Per hour                      $86.00     

SM Fiber maintenance                  Per strand, per month   $3.00      

Cabling/Wiring Estimated Install Cost Per Drop

Buildings - A

 

 

 

 

 

Building

Category

(1-5 cables)

(6-20 cables)

(21-50 cables)

(>51 cables)

ACB

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

ADH

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

AHG

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

ANB

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

AND

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

ARC

A

$349

$266

$243

$210

ART

A

$349

$266

$243

$210

ASE

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

ATT

E

$445

$326

$295

$247

Buildings - B

 

 

 

 

 

Building

Category

(1-5 cables)

(6-20 cables)

(21-50 cables)

(>51 cables)

BAT

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

BE1

F

$512

$384

$349

$298

BE2

F

$512

$384

$349

$298

BE3

F

$512

$384

$349

$298

BEG

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

BEL

A

$349

$266

$243

$210

BEN

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

BFL

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

BHD

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

BIO

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

BLD

B

$504

$374

$340

$288

BMA

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

BMC

A

$349

$266

$243

$210

BME

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

BMK

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

BMS

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

BOT

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

BRB

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

BRG

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

BTL

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

BUR

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

BWY

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

Buildings - C

 

 

 

 

 

Building

Category

(1-5 cables)

(6-20 cables)

(21-50 cables)

(>51 cables)

CAL

A

$349

$266

$243

$210

CBA

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

CCJ

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

CDA

F

$512

$384

$349

$298

CDL

A

$349

$266

$243

$210

CEE

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

CLK

A

$349

$266

$243

$210

CMA

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

CMB

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

CML

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

CMR

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

CMS

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

COM

A

$349

$266

$243

$210

CP1

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

CP2

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

CPC

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

CPE

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

CRB

C

$557

$427

$390

$335

CRD

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

CRH

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

CS2

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

CS3

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

CS4

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

CS5

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

CS6

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

CS7

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

CW1

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

CWE

A

$349

$266

$243

$210

Buildings - D

 

 

 

 

 

Building

Category

(1-5 cables)

(6-20 cables)

(21-50 cables)

(>51 cables)

DCP

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

DEV

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

DFA

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

DFF

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

DPI

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

Buildings - E

 

 

 

 

 

Building

Category

(1-5 cables)

(6-20 cables)

(21-50 cables)

(>51 cables)

ECB

D

$291

$219

$200

$169

ECG

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

ECJ

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

EER

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

EGS

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

EME

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

EPS

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

ERC

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

ETC

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

Buildings - F

 

 

 

 

 

Building

Category

(1-5 cables)

(6-20 cables)

(21-50 cables)

(>51 cables)

FAC

A

$349

$266

$243

$210

FC1

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

FC2

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

FC3

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

FC4

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

FC5

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

FC6

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

FC7

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

FC8

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

FC9

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

FDH

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

FNT

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

FS1

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

FS2

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

FSL

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

Buildings - G

 

 

 

 

 

Building

Category

(1-5 cables)

(6-20 cables)

(21-50 cables)

(>51 cables)

GAR

A

$349

$266

$243

$210

GDC

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

GEA

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

GEB

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

GOL

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

GRE

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

GSB

E

$445

$326

$295

$247

GUG

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

GWB

A

$349

$266

$243

$210

Buildings - H

 

 

 

 

 

Building

Category

(1-5 cables)

(6-20 cables)

(21-50 cables)

(>51 cables)

HCG

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

HDB

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

HDR

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

HLB

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

HMA

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

HRC

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

HRH

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

HSM

A

$349

$266

$243

$210

HTB

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

Buildings - I & J

 

 

 

 

 

Building

Category

(1-5 cables)

(6-20 cables)

(21-50 cables)

(>51 cables)

IC2

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

IPF

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

JCD

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

JES

A

$349

$266

$243

$210

JGB

A

$349

$266

$243

$210

JHH

A

$349

$266

$243

$210

JON

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

Buildings - K

 

 

 

 

 

Building

Category

(1-5 cables)

(6-20 cables)

(21-50 cables)

(>51 cables)

KIN

A

$349

$266

$243

$210

Buildings - L

 

 

 

 

 

Building

Category

(1-5 cables)

(6-20 cables)

(21-50 cables)

(>51 cables)

L01

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

L02

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

L03

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

L04

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

L09

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

LAC

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

LBJ

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

LCD

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

LCH

A

$349

$266

$243

$210

LFH

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

LLA

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

LLB

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

LLC

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

LLD

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

LLF

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

LTD

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

LTH

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

LSF

F

$512

$384

$349

$298

Buildings - M

 

 

 

 

 

Building

Category

(1-5 cables)

(6-20 cables)

(21-50 cables)

(>51 cables)

MAG

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

MAI

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

MBB

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

MBE

B

$504

$374

$340

$288

MER

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

MEZ

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

MFH

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

MHD

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

MMS

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

MNC

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

MRH

A

$349

$266

$243

$210

MSB

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

MTC

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

Buildings - N

 

 

 

 

 

Building

Category

(1-5 cables)

(6-20 cables)

(21-50 cables)

(>51 cables)

NEL

A

$349

$266

$243

$210

NEZ

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

NHB

A

$349

$266

$243

$210

NMS

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

NUG

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

NUR

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

Buildings - P

 

 

 

 

 

Building

Category

(1-5 cables)

(6-20 cables)

(21-50 cables)

(>51 cables)

PAC

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

PAI

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

PAR

A

$349

$266

$243

$210

PAT

A

$348

$266

$243

$210

PCL

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

PHD

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

PHR

B

$504

$374

$340

$288

POB

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

PPA

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

PPB

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

PPE

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

PPL

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

PX3

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

P15

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

P30

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

P33

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

Buildings - R

 

 

 

 

 

Building

Category

(1-5 cables)

(6-20 cables)

(21-50 cables)

(>51 cables)

RHD

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

RHG

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

RLM

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

RLP

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

ROC

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

RRH

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

RSC

A

$349

$266

$243

$210

Buildings - S

 

 

 

 

 

Building

Category

(1-5 cables)

(6-20 cables)

(21-50 cables)

(>51 cables)

SAG

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

SBS

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

SEA

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

SER

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

SJG

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

SJH

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

SRH

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

SSB

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

SSW

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

STD

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

STL

D

$291

$219

$20

$171

SUT

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

SV1

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

SV2

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

SWG

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

SW7

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

SZB

E

$445

$326

$295

$247

Buildings - T

 

 

 

 

 

Building

Category

(1-5 cables)

(6-20 cables)

(21-50 cables)

(>51 cables)

TAR

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

TCB

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

TCC

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

TES

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

TMM

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

TNH

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

TOC

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

TRG

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

TRX

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

TSC

A

$349

$266

$243

$210

TSG

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

TTC

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

Buildings – U/V

 

 

 

 

 

Building

Category

(1-5 cables)

(6-20 cables)

(21-50 cables)

(>51 cables)

UA9

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

UIL

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

UNB

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

UPB

A

$349

$266

$243

$210

US1

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

US2

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

US3

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

US4

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

US5

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

USA

D

$291

$217

$200

$171

USB

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

UTA

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

UTC

A

$349

$266

$243

$210

UTX

F

$512

$384

$349

$298

VPL

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

Buildings - W

 

 

 

 

 

Building

Category

(1-5 cables)

(6-20 cables)

(21-50 cables)

(>51 cables)

WAG

C

$565

$427

$390

$335

WCH

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

WCP

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

WEL

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

WGB

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

WIN

B

$504

$374

$340

$288

WMB

A

$349

$266

$243

$210

WPR

D

$291

$219

$200

$171

WRW

A

$349

$266

$243

$210

WWH

B

$504

$374

$340

$288

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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