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ICAN/ATEX: How many people per square foot do I need?

May 14, 2013

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I have a facility that is about 100,000 sq. ft. and I would like to know how many people I should use and how much to charge per sq. ft.

Tuesday’s Answer:

All of that depends on your production rates for what needs to be done, and how much your business’ costs are, along with your desired profit for the work.

Not knowing any of that, I can only offer some guidelines about how you can learn to work the numbers.

For a facility that size, you should probably implement team cleaning.

Very roughly speaking, a team of three can cover 10,000 sq. ft. per hour so you would need 10 hours to do it all.

Two teams working for 5 hours will keep the  … - Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor

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