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Architect's Square Foot Costbook, 2022 Edition (print + pdf download)

Product Code/ISBN: 9781588552242

The square-foot estimating guide created specifically for architects

New 2022 print/eBook combo now available!  Fully-up-to date based on the latest inflation-adjusted price data.

The 2022 Architect's Square Foot Costbook puts right at your fingertips accurate square-foot costs - broken down by CSI division - for an incredible variety of actual building projects. This year's edition focuses on three possible growth markets: Public Construction, Educational and Housing.

In the wake of today's global supply chain disruptions, we’re now faced with "costs gone wild." The spectre of inflation is making things even worse. The risk of losing money as the result of an inaccurate bid or estimate has never been greater.

But with the 2022 Architect's Square Foot Costbook, you have control over this chaos. The cost data in this book is based on the highly regarded BNi Building News cost database. And the research staff at BNi has gone the extra mile this year to makes sure that every cost item in this book is accurate.

For 2022, all of the cost data in the Architect's Square Foot Costbook has been carefully reviewed by the professional estimators at BNi Building News to ensure accuracy. 

For 75 years BNi has been a trusted source of accurate pricing data. And this year the research staff at BNi has gone the extra mile to make sure that every cost item is completely up to date.

The cost models in the 2022 edition include a wide variety of residential housing types, including condos, retirement facilities, and single-family homes, plus schools, medical facilities, civic and recreational projects, plus several commercial projects (including full cost details on a hotel renovation).

This invaluable estimating tool features:

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

  • A newly-expanded section of over 600 regional cost modifiers -- so you can quickly and accurately adjust all costs to your local area.

  • Material and installation costs for over 6,000 items used in construction, all expertly updated to reflect the latest pricing data available, as well as the most recent prevailing wage rate data from the US Department of Labor.

The challenge of staying profitable in the face of wildly fluctuating costs will be with us for some time to come. The Architect's Square Foot Costbook can help you meet this challenge.