Construction Costs

Title Abstract Publication Date
Cost Analysis of LEED for K-12 Schools. Advises on cost controls for designers of high performance green schools. Processes for projects without a site selected, with a site already selected, with fixed budgets, or with LEED goals and no... 03/31/2007
Cost Concerns, Economic Anxieties Put Construction on Shaky Ground. This article reports that years of rising fuel and materials costs, compounded by current budget shortfalls and uncertainty about the marketability of construction bonds, have made school facilities... 12/31/2008
Cost Containment Cookbook for Public School Construction. This document is intended to be a cookbook of the numerous elements that collectively influence the cost containment of school construction projects. Each element is meant to indicate an action in... 12/31/2000
Cost Control: Managing School Construction Expenditures in a Rapidly Changing Environment. Cites numerous instances where recent construction bids for new schools came in below estimates, due to the decline in the economy. Issues affecting school construction costs such as site selection,... 02/28/2009
Cost per Square Foot: A Double-Edged Sword. Describes variables that can affect a cost per square foot calculation of a school building. These are: differences in what is included in the cost calculation, differences in the types of spaces... 09/30/2002
Costing Green: A Comprehensive Cost Database and Budgeting Methodology. Uses data on building costs to compare the cost of constructing green buildings with buildings housing comparable programs, but do not have sustainable goals. Costs for different specific measures... 06/30/2004
Costing New, Retrofitted, and Remodeled Schools Describes techniques to estimate costs to both physically improve a school facility and make it more educationally adequate. Discusses developing the space-utilization plan, designing for scheduling... 08/31/1995
Costs Climb on Materials for Schools. The rapidly rising cost of steel and other construction materials is forcing some districts that are building new schools to scramble for more money, delay work, or redesign projects. [Free... 08/31/2004
Costs Remain High As Escalation Peaks. McGraw Hill Fourth Quarterly Cost Report. Contractors should get some relief in 2006 from two years of intense material price escalation. The explosion in steel prices in 2004 was followed by stiff price hikes for cement and lumber. This... 12/18/2005
Covering Construction Costs. Across the nation, local school districts are scrambling for much-needed funds to fix up old schools and build new ones to accommodate booming enrollments. The problems go beyond the ability of many... 09/30/1997
Cross-Sector and Multi-Institutional Assessments Study on School Construction Costs in Yemen. This study attempts to identify solutions for school construction which are the most suitable in terms of educational requirements and cost effectiveness, including maintenance, on the basis of a... 12/31/2009
Crunching the Numbers for LEED K-12 Schools. Suggests a process for estimating the costs of building a new LEED-certified schools, beginning with client goals and continuing through the design and construction process. Maintaining alignment... 03/31/2008
Curbing Construction Costs Through Value Engineering. Discusses the makeup and qualifications of members of a value engineering team for school construction. A construction manager is recommended, and his/her qualifications and duties detailed. Also... 12/31/2004
Cutting Budget Corners While Adding Value. Discusses how one school district saved money while adding long- term value to its capital improvement project. Planning issues involving square footage requirements, quality of material to be used,... 06/30/2000
Cutting Costs. Offers ten suggestions for schools and universities to maximize their budgets: energy upgrades, security technology, maintenance management systems, partnerships, modernized washrooms, windows,... 12/31/2002
Cutting Costs/Maintaining Quality. Suggests that the lessons learned for cost savings during the recent economic crisis will remain with the design and construction industry for the foreseeable future. The author offers examples of... 11/30/2010
Database: Broward School Construction Costs 2004-09. Provides project data on more than $1 billion spent on 144 major school projects, such as classroom additions and new schools. The database can be searched by school name, contractor or year. 12/31/2010
Decentralisation and Educational Building Management: The Impact of Recent Reforms. Examines the legislative and administrative framework within which schools are planned and built, they way in which resources are allocated for their construction and maintenance, and how they are... 12/31/1991
Dekalb County School System SPLOST II Forensic Program Review: Preliminary Report of Findings and Recommendations. Presents the results of an audit of the County's school construction program that offered 11 major conclusions in regard to program management and oversight by the school system administration... 05/31/2006
Delivery Order Contracting: A Better Way To Build. Explains what delivery order contracting (DOC) is and how it can be used to provide a cost effective, efficient, and less acrimonious environment when doing low-bid contracting. Benefits of DOC are... 08/31/1999
Demographics Drive Market. Kids Keep School Work Going Strong. School construction, spurred on by a surge in student enrollments, has been one of the industry's strongest markets over the last decade. While state fiscal problems are expected to slow the... 02/01/2004
Design Cost Data Magazine. Educational Case Studies. This cost estimating magazine provides case studies of school projects with square foot cost data.
Design-Build: A Good Tool for School Construction? Discusses the advantages of the design-build project delivery method, it,s increasing availability to governments due to recent legislation, and five questions that school districts considering this... 08/31/2007
Designing in a Tough Economy. Presents responses of 27 architects to questions on how the economic downturn has affected education construction, how they are surviving, and how they have trimmed costs and used creativity to... 10/31/2010
District of Columbia Public Schools: Availability of Funds and the Cost of FY 1997 Roof Projects. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, Restructuring and the District of Columbia Committee on Governmental Affairs This document presents the results of a review of the District of Columbia Public Schools' (DCPS) efforts to repair school roofs during the summer of 1997. The statement details when funds were... 12/31/1997