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Architect's Square Foot Costbook, 2021 Edition (print + pdf download)

Product Code/ISBN: 9781588552044

Completely updated for 2021 ...the ONLY estimating guide created specifically for architects.

Printed book PLUS pdf eBook download

Imagine having right at your fingertips detailed and incredibly accurate square foot cost breakdowns for an extensive variety of actual building projects.  That's exactly what you get with the 2021 Architect's Square Foot Costbook.

Tailored specifically to meet the needs of today's architects and their project teams, this new 2021 edition makes it easy to estimate the costs of both new construction as well as renovation and retrofit.

Public construction will probably exceed commercial for the near future as the country digs itself out from the historic downturn caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. An infrastructure initiative may be introduced, with public buildings making up for losses in commercial construction.  With that in mind, the 2021 Architect’s Square Foot Costbook focuses on two possible growth markets: Public Construction and Educational.

It covers classroom buildings, school administration facilities, senior housing, libraries, police and fire stations, healthcare facilities student housing and much more.  With this comprehensive costbook you get:

  • Cost data based on 65 actual projects -- not hypothetical models. And all costs have been expertly adjusted to 2021.

  • Detailed square foot costs for each project -- all broken down by CSI Division and supported by a detailed narrative.

  • Over 200 regional cost modifiers -- so you can make further adjustments to all costs based on your local area.

  • Up-to-date material and installation costs -- for over 6,000 items used in construction.

Each case study is described in a short summary. These summaries are given to provide insight into the circumstances and requirements behind the design. A building’s function or location often influences the choice of building materials and, thus, the cost. Site limitations and local building and zoning codes are factors that have to be taken into consideration. Budget constraints, material availability and personal expertise of an individual builder all affect a project’s outcome. Wherever appropriate, these types of issues are explained in the descriptions that accompany each case study. Further, when costs within one or more of the CSI divisions for the
project are abnormally high or low, an explanation is usually provided.

No other publication makes cost estimating so easy! 

Please note that by purchasing this annually-updated costbook you will automatically receive the 2022 edition on a no-risk, free-trial basis.

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