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Light Commercial Cost Data 2012
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The All-in-One Cost Guide for Light Commercial Construction

Whether you’re new to light commercial construction or you’ve been at it for years, it takes smart cost planning and estimating to complete a successful, profitable project.  The 31st edition of this comprehensive cost guide provides easy-to-use, reliable cost information for adjusters, appraisers, architects, contractors, developers, planners, and project managers.


Square Foot Costs – Over 45 square foot cost models for popular types of light commercial construction

Assemblies Costs – More than 150 commonly used light commercial construction systems with a wide variety of alternative specifications and pricing

Unit Costs – Light commercial unit costs covering more than 13,000 building materials

What you’ll find inside:

  • UPDATED!  Over 13,000 unit costs and 4,700 assemblies costs for all types of light commercial construction
  • NEW!  A complete sample estimate to guide customization and improve accuracy
  • City Cost Indexes and Location Factors for over 930 U.S. and Canadian locations
  • Equipment rental costs
  • Crew size projections, labor hours, and labor rates



  • Receive free quarterly cost index updates for a full year!

Want to improve project planning and budgeting? This easy-to-use guide gives you the building components required to develop accurate assemblies-level cost estimates, evaluate trade-off costs, and verify unit price estimates. Be prepared to estimate any job with this indispensable cost reference.

  • Make better-informed decisions
  • Weigh the options - price and evaluate assemblies alternatives
  • Check the validity of unit price estimates or subcontractor proposals
  • Perform quick square foot cost estimates
  • Create a conceptual estimate without construction plans

What you’ll find inside:

  • Thousands of building assembly and component costs--completely updated for 2012
  • Square foot costs for nearly 60 standard building types
  • City Cost Indexes and Location Factors for over 930 U.S. and Canadian locations
  • Updated reference information and cost-planning guidelines
  • Estimating forms arranged using UNIFORMAT II project breakdown
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