Category: Tools & Resources


What Does it Cost to Design & Build a Logistics / Distribution Center in the USA & Around the World

Every day we hear news of major companies building new Logistics / Distribution 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  … Read more


The League Table Of The 20 Most Expensive Cities To Perform Construction Work In 1st Q Of 2020

Detailed below are the most expensive cities to construct a building or complete an infrastructure-related project based on our latest (6) month’s international construction cost survey & research effort. We have used Boston, MA, USA as the benchmark city.  What we have witnessed in 2019 that will continue in 2020 are as follows   Download  … Read more


2020 Forecast of Construction (Labor & Materials) Inflation & Construction Productivity in the 20 leading economies

The following is our latest forecast of construction inflation & construction productivity related to the following countries. Note: Construction productivity is based on historical benchmark data from a number of new Industrial / Manufacturing Facilities. The construction productivity is expressed & based on skilled & unskilled construction hours for work performed in the USA on  … Read more


Construction Project Cost Overruns (Part Two)

Did you miss part one? Read it here » Home I wrote an article back in March on the top 20 reasons why so many construction projects overrun their budgets. This is Part 2 on how to alleviate or minimize these issues. Large & mid-sized CAPEX & Infrastructure construction projects are many times intricate &  … Read more


2019 Pharmaceutical / Biological Facility Cleanroom Cost Data Benchmarks

ISO 6-Class 1,000, ISO 7-Class 10,000, ISO 8-Class 100,000 Cleanrooms & Wall Systems for Modularized and Stick-Built (Built on Site) applications: Costs are based on US applications: Appropriate for Pharmaceutical & Bio Facilities, R&D Laboratories & Buildings, Computer Chip Manufacturing, Medical Device / Packaging Facilities, Nano Production Facilities & Hi-Tech Type Facilities. Clean rooms costs  … 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