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newfie49 12-14-2013 12:07 PM

Estimate Drywall ??
 
If you have a 2 story building with 10 ft ceilings, 54,000 sq ft which will be used for hospice rooms, etc, how would you calculate drywall, just an estimate. 4.6 x sq ft ? No plans to look at so I do not have size of rooms, ceiling height will be 10 ft thru out, any ideas?

joecaption 12-14-2013 12:52 PM

length X height X number of walls, divided X the number of sq. ft. in the panels.
May want to check with your local building inspector you may have to use all 5/8 on walls and ceilings, have wires in conduit, hospital grade outlets, party walls between rooms, handicapped door knobs for that type housing.
I know your going to need fire blocking in the walls with ceilings that high.

ToolSeeker 12-14-2013 05:06 PM

Use 10' sheets of drywall vertical. You had better really check your codes for your area. I do a lot of work for hospice and from your post it sounds like you will fall under the same codes as a hospital. And they can be really tough.

ToolSeeker 12-14-2013 05:15 PM

Someone correct me if I'm wrong but 10' sheets are 40sf divided into 54,000sf=1350 sheets.

joecaption 12-14-2013 05:55 PM

54000 would be the sq. footage of the rooms, not just the walls and ceilings.

ToolSeeker 12-14-2013 07:41 PM

Hope it's not just the footprint of the building.:eek:
Anyway you look at it a huge job, and 10' ceilings make it a lot worse

coupe 12-15-2013 11:42 AM

you really need blueprints and spec book! closets and baths need drywall on both sides, some walls may require 2 or 3 layers? elevator shaft probably core board 1" thick?

I've done seveal hospitals, never one with drywall cielings except in operating rooms and xray rooms which need lead backed board

jeffnc 12-16-2013 01:56 AM

If you don't know the hallway and room dimensions, you can't possibly estimate this. It's based almost entirely on the number of rooms and sizes, not square footage of the space.

Maintenance 6 12-18-2013 06:52 AM

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Originally Posted by coupe (Post 1278699)
you really need blueprints and spec book! closets and baths need drywall on both sides, some walls may require 2 or 3 layers? elevator shaft probably core board 1" thick?

I've done seveal hospitals, never one with drywall cielings except in operating rooms and xray rooms which need lead backed board

Not to mention duct shafts, pipe chases and oxygen storage rooms that all require rated walls and a lot of hospital based specs are now calling for mold resistant board. You'd better read the specs very carefully. Know where the rated walls are and what is code required for construction.


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