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Third Quarter Marcum Commercial Construction Index

Third Quarter Marcum Commercial Construction Index

Posted: February 7, 2020 | Cost Trends

On the positive side, Marcum’s third quarter index points to increased public construction spending, growing backlogs, falling input prices, the ongoing U.S. economic expansion, a strong construction labor market, and interest rate cuts as key factors sustaining the construction industry’s momentum.

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SmithGroup Forecasts Trends for the 2020s in Design & Health Care

SmithGroup Forecasts Trends for the 2020s in Design & Health Care

Posted: January 10, 2020 | Tradewinds, Cost Trends

SmithGroup one of the nation’s leading integrated design firms, has tapped its broad network of 1,300 interdisciplinary design professionals to offer its predictions for the trends and challenges that the design industry will face in the decade ahead. A firmwide discussion has yielded major disruptors that are likely to impact design of health care environments in the 2020s.

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Rising Construction Costs

Rising Construction Costs

Posted: January 3, 2020 | Tradewinds, Cost Trends

Nationally, construction costs have increased by more than 100% over the last 20 years — a trend that will likely continue — introducing a new layer of complexity to development, capital improvement investments, and landlord tenant lease negotiations.

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Construction Cost Trends—September 2018

Posted: September 12, 2018 | Cost Trends

Construction spending is up since the last issue of Design Cost Data and grew 6% over last year – the hot economy is probably fueling the increases. Home prices are moving upward but with some signs of price resistance. Commercial construction is still doing well across the board with two small sectors in double-digit growth. Although we are guarded in our optimism, we continue to experience good times.

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Construction Cost Trends—July 2018

Posted: July 18, 2018 | Cost Trends

Construction, while still strong, is not “booming” like before. Still growing at a clip of 4–5% over last year, we are seeing regional declines in the center of the country with continued growth on the coasts.

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