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Architects Contractors Engineers Guide to Construction Costs, 2022 (print + pdf download)

Product Code/ISBN: 9781588552273

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Design Cost Data presents the brand-new 2022 Edition of the Guide to Construction Costs ... a bestselling estimating guide for over 50 years!

Fully updated based on thoroughly researched Covid-19 price indices!

Whether the job involves general construction, remodeling, building maintenance, or repair, the 2022 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, material costs skyrocketed 13% overall, and some were up by as much as 75%!  Covid-19, together with climate change and other factors have disrupted supply chains and created havoc with construction costs.  The risk of losing money as the result of a bad estimate has never been greater.  But by ordering this guide you'll have the most current and reliable cost data available anywhere, for a fraction of the price of some estimating manuals.

A very popular feature of this reference is 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 2022) for hundreds of actual projects.

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

  • Newly-expanded regional cost modifiers for over 600 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 2023 version on a no-risk free-trial basis.