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BNi Building News Public Works Costbook 2022 Edition (print + pdf download)

Product Code/ISBN: 9781588552181

Printed book PLUS instant pdf eBook download

Now Available!

We’re now facing unprecedented supply chain disruptions, skyrocketing demand, and raw material shortages. As a result, the input costs for contractors have soared nearly 13% overall.  Some materials are up by as much as 75%. The risk of losing money as the result of an inaccurate bid or estimate has never been greater.

The 2022 BNi Public Works Costbook can help you take control of this chaos.  With it, you can confidently estimate the cost of all types of public works projects involving paving, excavation, drainage systems and much more!

For 75 years BNi has been a trusted source of accurate pricing data, presented in an easy-access format. And this year the research staff at BNi has gone the extra mile to make sure that every cost item in this book is based on the latest and most authoritative information available.

The BNi data doesn’t just give you the costs for major commodities such as steel and asphalt, it presents you with precise detail for virtually every component used in construction. For example, the costs of wood decking, floor sheathing, trusses and ornamental woodwork are all broken out separately, as are the costs of metal railings, metal gratings, metal decking and metal fabrications. And you get this same level of detail for masonry, concrete, painting, plumbing, electrical and more.

The costs presented in the 2022 BNi Public Works Costbook are further broken down into material, labor, and equipment costs, to give you maximum flexibility and accuracy in estimating. As a result, you’ll be able to quickly and confidently prepare bids, check prices and calculate the impact of change orders. And for each item you are given the man hours per unit, so you can see the basis for the labor costs based on standard productivity rates, as well as the latest prevailing wage rates from the US Department of Labor.

All data in this Costbook is organized in the CSI division format. This industry standard provides an all-inclusive checklist to ensure that no element of a project is overlooked. In addition, to make specific items even easier to find, there is a comprehensive alphabetical index.

The 2022 BNi Public Works Costbook is the first place to turn, whether you're preparing a preliminary estimate, evaluating a contractor's bid, or submitting a formal budget proposal. It puts at your fingertips accurate and up-to-date material and labor costs for thousands of cost items, based on the latest national averages and standard labor productivity rates.

What's more, the 2022 BNi Public Works Costbook includes an expanded section of over 600 regional cost modifiers for adjusting your estimate to your local conditions.

The 2022 BNi Public Works Costbook features:

  • Material costs for thousands of items based on current national averages (including allowances for transport, handling and storage)

  • Labor costs based on the prevailing rates for each trade and type of work, PLUS detailed man-hours tied to each unit cost, so you can clearly see exactly how the labor cost was calculated and make any necessary adjustments

  • Equipment costs -- including allowances for rental and operating costs

  • Square-foot tables based on the cost-per-square-foot of hundreds of actual projects -- invaluable data for quick, ballpark estimates

With the 2022 BNi Public Works Costbook, you'll save yourself time and effort, while protecting yourself from hidden costs, cost overruns, oversights, and hazardous "guesstimates."

Make estimating public works costs easy. Order your 2022 BNi Public Works Costbook now!

The 440-page printed book will be shipped to you right away.  Moreover, you will be able to download the fully searchable pdf eBook version instantly upon purchase. Save it to your laptop, smartphone or tablet, so you can take this essential data with you everywhere you go. 

Please note that you will automatically receive the 2023 Edition on a no-risk free-trial basis.