2024 Architects Contractors Engineers Guide to Construction Costs
A bestselling estimating guide for over 50 years!
Fully updated to help you estimate with confidence despite rampant inflation and supply chain disruptions!
Whether the job involves general construction, remodeling, building maintenance, or repair, the 2024 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.
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 2024) 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.