BNi Building News Announces Updated Cost Escalators to Address Inflation
By: Design Cost Data
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With the inflation rate at its largest 12-month increase since December 1981 and the Federal Reserve announcing a three-quarters interest rate hike, contractors and owners are faced with unprecedented challenges. Estimates and budgets are being revised on a regular basis to avoid cost overruns caused by a continuing increase in the cost of both materials and labor. Failure to do this could spell disaster, with lower profit margins, cash flow shortfalls, and problematic bids.
"Material price increase is in the 25 to 30% range, with some wild surges both upward and now downward," says Mahoney. "Some items are stable and some wildly up; it's really time to watch prices. For example, lumber is down currently from steep increases last year, but it can start its climb back up at any moment. Worldwide, steel is cheap, but transportation bottlenecks are making delivery impossible, and only U.S.-produced steel is available at a much higher price."
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