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Architects Contractors Engineers Guide to Construction Costs, 2021 (print + pdf download)

Product Code/ISBN: 9781588551924
$79.95

Printed book PLUS instant pdf eBook download

Design Cost Data presents the brand-new 2021 Edition of the Guide to Construction Costs ... a bestselling estimating guide for over 50 years!

Whether the job involves general construction, remodeling, building maintenance, or repair, the 2021 Guide to Construction Costs provides the most accurate and up-to-date data for material and installation costs, labor and equipment rates, and even adjusted allowances for overhead and profit.

For ease of use, all data is presented in the traditional 16-Division CSI format, with labor and material costs clearly broken out.

During the past year, labor costs were up overall by 1.9% and material was up by 3%.  However, the cost of specific materials varied widely, with some up by 10% and others down.  By ordering this guide you'll have the most current and reliable costs data available anywhere, for a fraction of the price of some estimating manuals.

A very popular feature of this reference are the Quick Estimating Sections for preliminary conceptual budget estimates.  These sections combine labor and materials costs for widely used materials (including roofing materials, doors, windows, stone & woodwork and much more), enabling architects, engineers and contractors to come up with a reasonable rough estimate for many jobs in a matter of minutes. In addition this guide features:

  • Square foot costs (adjusted to 2021) for hundreds of actual projects.

  • Year-by-year inflation rates for materials and labor for the past 50 years.

  • Regional cost modifiers for over 250 metro areas, so you can adjust the national average costs in the book to your local conditions.

By purchasing this Costbook, you will automatically receive the 2022 version on a no-risk free-trial basis.  A pdf eBook version is also available to buyers of this book upon request.