International Construction Costs and Reference Data Yearbook
- List Price: $150.00
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
- Publish date: 12/01/1995
- ISBN: 9780471118107
- ISBN10: 0471118109
Anyone who wants to tap into fast-growing international construction markets had better understand that construction projects undertaken overseas are anything but business as usual. Unfamiliar laws, business practices, design standards, and building regulations; fluctuating exchange rates; weather patterns; infrastructure (or the lack of it); and countless other factors can have an enormous impact on project costs. Compiling a reliable cost estimate is virtually impossible without a broad range of dependable, up-to-date information on conditions in the host country. It could take months of painstaking research to gather this information— or a few hours with The 1996 International Construction Costs and Reference Data Yearbook.
Developed specifically to help construction professionals charged with forecasting, estimating, and controlling the costs of international construction projects, this eminently practical guide brings you detailed information on construction costs and related data for 30 countries around the world. You'll learn about: Construction practices and trends in each country Labor and materials costs Costs per unit area for a range of building types Regional variation percentages, value added taxes, and exchange rates Each country's leading firms, professional institutions, and trade organizations Availability of construction equipment; condition of roads, bridges, and piers; and special geological characteristics And much more
Supplemented with numerous maps and tables that present data in an easy-to-use form, this handbook is must reading forarchitects, engineers, project managers, cost engineers, and all other construction professionals involved in overseas building projects.