September 30, 2023

Welcome to my Substack Weblog that focuses on development prices. Engineering Information Document (ENR) historical past that may be traced again to 1874. The publication has its roots in two separate publications, Engineer & Surveyor and The Plumber and Sanitary Engineer. The primary situation of Engineering Information-Document was printed on April 5, 1917. On January 1st, 1987, the acronym ENR was adopted because the title of the journal. The charts that observe use knowledge which are courtesy of ENR journal that’s printed 26 instances a yr. Historic knowledge was pulled from microfiche copies of the journal obtained from the New York Public Library. ENR journal is simply a small portion of the merchandise supplied by Engineer Information Document and we advocate readers, significantly these with an curiosity in engineering and development, take the time to view the ENR web site to be taught extra at…

Concrete Sand costs have registered a brand new all-time excessive (nicely at the very least since 1998) this month, up 34.34% since this time final yr.

The 20-Metropolis Common Worth of Masonry Sand has notched one other new excessive in June and is up 25.25% since final June.

The value of asphalt has been grinding greater since March 2021 and is up 14.31% since then, reaching one other file in June. MC800 is up 7.84% over the previous 12 months.

The ENR 20-Metropolis Common worth of Crushed Stone have spiked 8.08% since final month and are up 24.53% since this time final yr.

Portland Cement costs have risen nearly parabolically since November of final yr and are up 23.59% since this time final yr.

Prepared Combine Concrete costs are up sharply since April and are up 11.21% over the previous 12 Months

The ENR 20-Metropolis Common Worth of Light-weight Concrete Block has spiked greater over the past two months and is up 18.08% since this time final yr.

Information is courtesy of Engineering Information Document

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The Market’s Compass will publish choose ENR development knowledge charts through The Market’s Compass Substack Weblog each one to 2 weeks when new knowledge is on the market.