Construction Cost Trends at a Glance

September 2015
Design Cost & Data;Sep2015, Vol. 59 Issue 5, p61
The article focuses on the trends for the construction costs in the U.S. in 2015. Topics include the percentage of the Construction material costs for the year, increase in lumber and cement prices as compared to 2014, and volatility of the aluminum sheet. Information regarding the producer price index of the ductile iron pipe, hot rolled steel bar, and limestone is also provided.


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