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

Pipeline Benchmark Cost Model

Fellow Construction Professional:  Check out our latest pipelines benchmark data that will assist you in your future estimating efforts. You can download this and add it to your personal cost estimating library for your future use.  CLICK HERE to download the template. This Pipeline Benchmark Cost Model is available in a PDF format, if you would like to  … Read more

July Newsletter – Construction Estimating Books

2015 Construction Estimating Yearbooks Compass International publishes seven annual books that contain the most accurate, current, and up to date cost information specific to 120+ countries. These comprehensive estimating data books are used by many of the world’s largest Fortune 500 Companies and will make it easier for you to quickly compile accurate and timely  … Read more