Construction Costs

Title Abstract Publication Date
Building Understanding. Discusses construction project management at length, including timing, assessing, and securing the bids; contingency funding; liquiditated damages to cover delays; contractor- generated voluntary... 12/31/2006
Building Within Budget. Careful planning and estimating can hold down school construction costs. Discusses when cost estimates should be made, who should estimate costs, and how to keep costs down. 12/31/1999
Change Order Management. Discusses six major causes of change orders and suggests five ways to avoid them. Even with extensive planning efforts undertaken to avoid them, it is advisable to budget for unforseen circumstances. 03/31/2004
Clark County School District. 1998 Bond Accomplishment. A Report to the Community. Details Nevada's Clark County School District's accomplishment from 1998 through 2010 in completing the construction of 101 new schools, delivering 11 replacement schools not included in... 12/31/2009
Collaboration: A Better Way to Quality, Efficiency and Value in Construction. Discusses inclusion of a construction manager when building laboratories, and that person's role in potential modular construction, building in future flexibility, and fast tracking the project. 12/31/2009
College Planning and Management Construction Report 1998. Reports on the third annual survey of college and university construction in the United States. Finds that almost $5.8 billion worth of construction was completed in 1997, and $6.3 billion will be... 02/28/1998
College Planning and Management Construction Report 1999. Presents comparative regional data on school construction activities and costs for 1998 and 1999 projections. Regional data include profiles of new buildings expected to be completed in 1999, college... 01/31/1999
College Planning and Management Construction Report 2000. Provides cost data on college and university construction projects completed for 1999 and projected for completion in 2000 by region. New building cost comparisons and profiles are listed, including... 01/31/2000
College Planning and Management Construction Report 2001. Presents college and university construction data for 2001, including a region-by-region breakdown of completed construction projects and projects beginning in 2001. Data tables show the types of... 01/31/2001
College Planning and Management Construction Report 2002. An annual survey of college construction finds that more than $11 billion in projects is expected to be completed, and another $11 billion started, in 2002. Just $6.6 billion is being invested in new... 01/31/2002
College Planning and Management Construction Report 2003. Provides detailed data on higher education construction in 2002, concluding that college construction reached an all-time high of $11 billion. Indications are that colleges will be doing at least... 01/31/2003
College Planning and Management Construction Report 2004. Provides detailed data on higher education construction in 2003, with college construction exceeding $11 billion for the second year in a row. $11.3 billion in new construction is scheduled to begin... 01/31/2004
College Planning and Management Construction Report 2005. Provides data on 2004 higher education construction, with college construction reaching a record $13.7 billion of construction put in place. These figures represent the activity of only 43% of the... 01/31/2005
College Planning and Management Construction Report 2006. Reports that higher education construction completed in 2005 totaled over $14.5 billion, representing a new one-year record. New construction accounted for $9.8 billion, while expansion and... 01/31/2006
College Planning and Management Construction Report 2007. Reports that higher education construction completed in 2006 totaled over $15 billion, representing a new one-year record. New construction accounted for $9.8 billion, while expansion and renovation... 01/31/2007
Community Guide to Understanding the School Budget. This guide introduces the community to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools budget and explains how it works. The guide is for parents, voters, taxpayers, residents, and students. The guide describes... 12/31/2001
Computing the Real Costs of School Technology Computers and other new technologies are changing how school buildings must be designed. Introduces the full range of building designs that high-tech learning necessitates. Tables present unit costs... 06/30/1999
Condition of America's Public School Facilities: 1999 This report provides national data for 903 U.S. public elementary and secondary schools on the condition of public schools in 1999 and the costs to bring them into good condition. Additionally... 05/31/2000
Consider Synergies When Determining the Real Cost of LEED. Discusses analyzing the cost of LEED-certified design with consideration to base project costs, code compliance, and immediate energy and water savings, rather than strictly as add-on costs. 06/30/2010
Construction Boom Pumps up New Lab Building Costs. Reports on rising laboratory construction prices due to competition within the construction industry and rising oil prices, with coastal locations experiencing twice as much an increase as those in... 06/30/2008
Construction Boom Pumps up New Lab Building Costs. Reviews increased research laboratory construction costs for 2007, citing rising oil and commodity prices, as well as more aggressive labor demands. Tables comparing costs for various laboratory... 06/30/2007
Construction Budget Management. Discusses controlling the budget as the essence of construction management, with particular attention to school construction projects. Once every activity, material, and risk is quantified into a... 12/31/2005
Construction Cost Analysis: Wake County, NC. Presents an evaluation of school construction costs in Wake County, North Carolina, by comparing them to those from three other North Carolina districts and to those in four districts with comparable... 12/31/2006
Construction Cost Trends for 2008. Illustrates with graphs the Producer Price Index 2004-2008 figures for construction materials overall, as well as breakouts for hot rolled steel bar, glass, crushed stone, precast concrete, and... 06/30/2008
Construction Cost Trends for 2008. Illustrates with graphs the Producer Price Index 2004-2008 figures for construction materials overall, as well as breakouts for rubber products, millwork, sand and gravel, clay and ceramic, and... 08/31/2008

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