2017 Railroad Engineering & Construction Cost Benchmarks

New & Refurbished High Speed Rail Track costs per Mile / Km, Traffic Control Systems, Signals, Freight Siding Cost Metrics, Detailed Design & Construction Management / Inspection historical benchmarks. Square Foot / Square Meter Cost Data are established from data collected for the Compass International‘s 2017 Global Construction Costs Yearbooks: Compass International’s (7) Global Cost  … Read more


International Warehouse / Logistics Center Costs

What does it cost to design & build a Warehouse / Logistic Center in the USA & around the world? We are frequently asked this question by Owners, Developers, Architects & Engineers, Estimators, Quantity Surveyors & Construction Professionals around the world. To answer this question we have researched & collected “current day” costs from more  … Read more


International 2 & 3 Star Hotel Construction Costs

What does it cost in the USA & around the world to build a 2 or 3 Star (middle-of-the-road) hotel?  Compass International gets asked this question a lot, so we have compiled a cost per square foot & square meter benchmark report on 25  U.S. and International locations that can be viewed or downloaded below. Notes / Comments: There  … Read more


US Regional Airport Cost Model Benchmarks

A regional airport generally serves smaller cities; these airports typically do not have customs & immigration facilities to process passengers between countries, making the overall unit price perhaps 10% to 15% less than major airports that do have these facilities. These airports normally have shorter runways, they are appropriate to handle short or medium haul  … Read more


Global Food & Beverage Facility EPC Cost Benchmarks

There are hundreds of food & beverage product types that are produced in these facilities around the world.  Great emphasis is placed on sanitation and the ability to wash down production and storage areas, production equipment and supporting services need to be dismantled, cleaned & re-installed on a regular basis.  This of course impacts the  … Read more



Preliminary & Detailed Cost Estimate Checklist

This Preliminary & Detailed Cost Estimate Checklist is intended to assist Estimators, Project Managers, Construction Managers, Architects & Engineers and all Construction Professionals to develop both Preliminary & Detailed Cost Estimates and consider all related construction activities.  Its main purpose is to ensure that no scope items are missed from the final estimate.  This handy  … Read more



Archived: April / May 2016 Global Construction Newsletter

Download the PDF The global construction industry going into the 2nd Q of 2016 is definitively showing clear indications of improving. Nevertheless, while the outlook for Global Construction mostly encouraging, it’s also a mixed bag. The construction sectors in India, Vietnam, Indonesia, China and the USA are doing reasonably well. Some market such as Brazil,  … Read more


Fourth Quarter

The Global Construction market is projected to expand over the next five years to a value of $9 to $11 trillion. This expansion will for the most part occur in the up-and-coming developing economies of Africa (Ethiopia, Ghana & Nigeria), Asia (Vietnam, Laos, India & Indonesia) and South America (Colombia, Chile & Central American Countries)  … Read more