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2023 Architect's Square Foot Costbook (print + pdf download)

Product Code/ISBN: 9781588552433

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The square-foot estimating guide created specifically for architects.

The 2023 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 continues to focus on today's most robust growth markets: Public Construction, Educational and Housing.

In the wake of today's global supply chain disruptions and labor shortages, we’re now faced with "costs gone wild." The reality of rampant 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 Architect's Square Foot Costbook, you have control over this chaos. The 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 make sure that every cost item in this book is accurate.

For over 75 years BNi has been a trusted source of accurate pricing data. 

The cost models in the 2023 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.