Construction Costs

Title Abstract Publication Date
15th Annual School Construction Report. Reports that school construction completed in 2009 was just over $16 billion, representing a 16 percent decline over 2009. $11.9 billion was spent on new schools, while $2.1 billion went to expansion... 01/31/2010
16th Annual School Construction Report: School Construction Spending Shifts Gears. Reports that school construction completed in 2010 was just over $14.5 billion, representing a 12 percent decline over 2009. $8.7 billion was spent on new schools, while $3 billion went to additions... 01/31/2011
17th Annual School Construction Report: It's Still Billions of Dollars Reports that school construction completed in 2011 was $12.2 billion, continuing a downward trend since 2009. $6.9 billion was spent on new schools, while $2.6 billion went to additions and $2.6... 01/31/2012
2005 Indiana School Construction Annual Report. Compares the sizes and costs of Indiana school building projects to national costs and sizes for 2004 and 2005, revealing that Indiana's costs were 40.4 percent higher than the national average... 07/31/2006
2006 School Construction Annual Report. Compares the sizes and costs of Indiana school building projects to national costs and sizes for 2005 and 2006, revealing that Indiana's costs decreased, even though the volume of projects... 04/30/2007
2008 Annual College Construction Report. Reports that higher education construction completed in 2007 totaled $14.5 billion, representing a slight decline from 2006. New construction accounted for $10.2 billion, while expansion and... 01/31/2008
2008 Annual School Construction Report. Reports that school construction completed in 2007 was just over $20 billion. $13.1 billion was spent on new schools, while $7.6 billion went to expansion and renovation of existing schools.... 01/31/2008
2009 Annual College Construction Report. Reports that higher education construction completed in 2008 totaled $13.3 billion, representing a decline from 2007. New construction accounted for $9.35 billion, while expansion and renovation... 01/31/2009
2009 ENR/DCR Square-Foot Costbook. Presents square-foot construction costs based on a wide variety of actual construction projects. Costs are presented in the context of actual conditions such as special requirements, historic... 12/31/2007
2009 School Construction Report. Reports that school construction completed in 2008 was just over $19.5 billion. Almost $13 billion was spent on new schools, while $6.5 billion went to expansion and renovation of existing schools.... 01/31/2009
2010 Special Sector Study on Education Construction. Advises on how to better understand and more effectively pursue opportunities in the $50 billion educational facilities construction market. The study delivers analysis and extensive data, in... 12/31/2009
2016 State of Our Schools: K-12 Facilities From the Executive Summary: Using industry standards adapted to K–12 public school facilities, we estimate that the nation should be spending about $145 billion per year to maintain, operate, and... 03/01/2016
21st Century Learning. Compares a 1990's concept of 21st century school improvements with the current reality of upgrades in an ailing economy. The biggest impact is on school libraries, since students no longer need... 04/30/2011
33rd Annual Official Education Construction Report. Presents findings from an annual report on education construction, showing that the total amount of education construction put in place in 2006 was $36.6 billion, down slightly from $37.5 billion in... 04/30/2007
34th Annual Construction Report. Presents findings from an annual report on education construction, showing that the total amount of education construction put in place in 2007 was $32.9 billion, down from $36.6 billion in 2006.... 04/30/2008
35th Annual Official Education Construction Report. Presents findings from an annual report on education construction, showing that the total amount of education construction put in place in 2008 was $43.3 billion, up from $32.9 billion in 2007. New... 04/30/2009
50 Green Strategies that Cost Less. Compilation of a list of 50 sustainable design strategies for school projects that are cost-effective, including overall concepts, community, site design, daylighting and windows, building shell,... 12/31/2006
A Comparison of Public School Construction Costs in Three Midwestern States that Have Changed Their Prevailing Wage Laws in the 1990s: Kentucky, Ohio, and Michigan. Focuses on the specific question of whether or not the application of prevailing wage regulations raises costs, and if so, how much. New public school construction in Kentucky, Ohio and Michigan over... 01/31/2001
A Concrete Solution. Cites the virtues of precast concrete for school construction. These include lower construction costs, shorter construction time, high seismic and blast resistance, a wide variety of design options,... 05/31/2008
A Report on the High Cost of Construction for K-12 Schools and Community Colleges in California by an Interdisciplinary Ad-Hoc Roundtable. Presents the findings of a group of representatives from California's governmental, educational, legal, design, and construction communities recently detailing why construction costs are so high... 12/31/2006
A Review of the School Facilities Construction Commission. [Kentucky] Analyzes the impact of Kentucky's School Facilities Construction Commission (SFCC) and other facility funding programs in the state. The study includes a review of school district facility needs... 02/09/2006
A Study of the Effects of the Exemption of School Construction Projects from Ohio's Prevailing Wage Law. Reports on a five-year study of the effects of exempting school construction and renovation projects from the state's prevailing wage law. The study found indications of $487.9 million in... 05/19/2002
After $74-million and Counting, Frank Gehry's Library Opens at Princeton. Profiles this high-profile new science library that was beset by construction delays, scandals, and extraordinary construction costs. 09/18/2008
All Costs Considered. Reviews macro and micro building decisions which can dramatically impact the cost of a campus athletic facility. Macro decisions include floor plan and volume efficiency. Micro decisions include... 11/30/2006
All Systems Go. Discusses recent evolutions in building systems that help lower construction and energy costs, including sustainable design, better roofing, and modular design. 10/31/2005

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