This manual presents detailed square foot costs for 65 buildings tailored specifically to meet the needs of today's architect. For each project you get a complete cost breakdown of the included systems, so you can easily calculate the impact of modifications and enhancements on your own projects.
This 2017 Architect's Square Foot Costbook gives you square-foot costs for a wide range of actual projects, from a senior living facility and low-income housing unit to a theater, a restaurant, and a corporate headquarters building. The theme of this year's Architect's Square Foot Costbook is mixed use and multi-family residential.
Several of the case studies presented feature significant green building strategies as indicated by the LEED Rating system, encompassing:
Recycled construction waste
Recycled material content and re-use
Bio-retention and wetland storm management
Indoor environmental air quality
Energy efficient lighting
Hybrid HVAC systems
Native or adaptive vegetation
This all new costbook also features:
Detailed costs to enhance the included case studies and allow the design professional to "mix and match" components to more closely follow their own design
Regional modifiers to help take into consideration the geographic variables of local markets
An extensive index to help you quickly find every component related to your project
Make sure your architectural project costing is accurate with the 2017 Architect's Square Foot Costbook. Order yours now!
Because it can moderate the damaging effects of earthquakes, base-isolation is a technique used primarily in seismically active regions. ENR takes a look at some of the largest applications of base-isolation technologies in the world.