The New Zealand Building Economist is a quarterly journal published in February, May, August and November of each year. It contains the costs of the various parts of a building - residential and light commercial. The unit rates set by practicing cost consultant quantity surveyors and are updated as required for each issue.

Costs (Annual subscription):

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  • PDF Copy – Multi User1-3 Licence: $130.00 incl. GST
  • PDF Copy – Multi User4+ Licence: $195.00 incl. GST
  • PDF Copy – Multi User, Multi Office Discount: 10%

What You Get With A PDF Copy Licence…
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Also see our technical library to assist the construction process.

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  • Architects, Engineers, Draftspeople, Developers, Quantity Surveyors
    • Keep track of costs
    • Prepare confidential feasibility studies
    • Authorise reasonable cost variations to contracts
    • Check final accounts with confidence

  • Builders, Carpenters, Sub-contractors
    • Prepre estimates, tenders, etc., with confidence
    • Quote for extras and prepare final accounts with the backup the "Building Economist" provides

  • Property Managers, Building Owners
    • Check charges
    • See that you are paying reasonable rates for work being done

  • Insurance Assessors, Loss Adjusters
    • Get your assessing done quickly, easily and correctly

  • Lawyers, Accountants
    • See that your clients are being fairly treated

Current Construction Costs for all those engaged in residential and light commercial work


If you only use our information once in a while, it will more than repay its subscription fee.




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