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2017 BNi Square Foot Costbook

2017 BNi Square Foot Costbook

The 2017 BNi Square Foot Costbook lets you estimate construction costs easily, quickly, and accurately! Order your copy now!

Price: $93.95
Product Code/ISBN: 9781557019134
Year: 2017
Binding: Softcover
Publisher: BNI Publications, Inc.


Square-foot costs can vary widely, making them difficult to use for estimating and budgeting. But the 2017 BNi Square Foot Costbook eliminates this problem by giving you costs that are based on actual projects, not hypothetical models.

In this cost book you'll find over 80 detailed square foot cost studies for:

  • Civic government buildings
  • Commercial buildings (including renovations)
  • Educational buildings (including sustainable)
  • Hotels
  • Industrial buildings (including renovations and LEED rated)
  • Office buildings (including renovations and sustainable)
  • Religious buildings
  • And residential buildings

For each building project you get a detailed narrative with background information on the specific project. This lets you put the cost data into context and make appropriate adjustments to your own projections. In addition, you'll receive unit-in-place costs for nearly 15,000 items and materials used in all types of construction. For each item, you can see man-hours, as well as labor/equipment and material costs, all clearly broken out.

Developed in partnership with Design Cost Data, and BNi Building News, this ready-reference costbook also features illustrations of each building type, a guide to 43-year cost trends for inflation costs on building materials, plus detailed unit-in-place costs for thousands of items -- from asphalt and anchor bolts, to vents and wall louvers. By purchasing this book, you will also receive the 2017 Edition, on a no-risk, no-obligation free trial basis.

Make estimating square foot costs easy. Order your 2017 BNi Square Foot Costbook now!

Includes FREE Online Interactive Edition!

The Online Interactive Edition of this book lets you instantly re-calculate all costs in the book based on your own labor rates for different building trades, as well as your markup rate, and then download a complete pdf of the book. For a Free Demo of how the Online Edition works, please click here.