Saudi Arabia – Industrial & Commercial Current Construction Costs

The following square foot (SF) & square meter (M2) value costs include all construction materials, labor, plant hire / construction equipment, general conditions / preliminaries, overhead & profit. Excluded from the costs are Owners’ costs such as front end studies, Owners’ internal engineering / CM / inspection services, material handling equipment, fixtures & furniture, manufacturing  … Read more


Order of Magnitude Road / Highway Costs

Costs include Clearing, Excavation, Stone, Tarmacadam / Paving, Concrete, PC Concrete, Reinforcement, Form work, Structural Steel, Safety Barriers, Labor, Construction Equipment, Detailed Design & Construction Management / Inspection. (Accuracy +/-20%). Major road, 2 lanes, 12’ wide each lane & 2 # 3’ wide shoulder, no bridges, N.E. USA $5.34 million per mile. $3.34 million per  … Read more


Oil & Gas Industry Benchmark # 1

Petro-Chemical & Gas Facilities – Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Benchmarking Data: (Data collected from 12 completed EPC projects in USA & Canada) Typical Benchmark Percentages & Cost Ranges related to North American Petro-Chemical, Industrial & Gas Facilities. Applicable to New & Revamp CAPEX / Facility Projects with a Total Installed Cost (TIC) value between  … Read more


Global Construction Newsletter: April to June 2018

The Newsletter is best viewed on a desktop computer Download the Newsletter The global economy expanded by 3.2% in 2017 compared to the previous year, which bodes well for 2018. Most of the world’s major economies are experiencing positive growth as we move into the 2nd half of 2018. The International Engineering, Procurement and Construction  … Read more





Various Industrial Construction Facility Benchmarks

The following construction benchmarks are provided by Compass International as a reference source for Construction Professionals involved in producing or validating industrial type CAPEX estimates, such as Power Plants, Refineries and other Industrial facilities: This data has been collected, analyzed and conditioned from Compass International’s historical cost library. For additional benchmarks and similar types of  … Read more



Inside Battery Limits Man-Hour Report

Installation / Benchmark Man-hours for “Process” related Carbon Steel Pipe from recently completed Refinery / LNG / Chemical Projects located in US Gulf Coast (Texas): Inside Battery Limits (ISBL) A-53 Carbon Steel Pipe Fabrication (at a Pipe Fabrication Shop) & Erection M-H’s, includes testing. Assumes Pipe is 20’ off grade: Add 7.5% to above for  … Read more