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    Pay it Forward: Proactive Cost Estimating

    ‘Pay it Forward: Proactive Cost Estimating’ can be found on page 51 of the 2021 edition of Perspective, a compilation of insights from members of the RLB team around the world. One of the most important contributions that cost professionals ...

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    Checking Out: Converting Hotels to Housing

    ‘Checking Out: Converting Hotels to Housing’ can be found on page 16 of the 2021 edition of Perspective, a compilation of insights from members of the RLB team around the world. In the early days of the pandemic, many hotels opened ...

  • INSIGHT

    Global border closures continue to impact construction markets

    According to the Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) 2nd Quarter 2021 International Report, global border closures due to COVID-19 continue to adversely impact construction markets with most regions seeing upward pressure on construction pricing. RLB Global ...

  • INSIGHT

    RLB Riders Digest North America 2021

    RLB issues their 2021 Riders Digest. The Digest is an annual compilation of regional and international industry information. Assisting both industry colleagues and clients, it’s yet another example of RLB’s innovative approach to research....

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  • Capability

    Collegiate Sport Insights

    Offering clients the level of certainty they need to make critical, real-time decisions to ensure ...

  • Capability

    Aviation Insights

    Offering clients the level of certainty they need to make critical, real-time decisions to ensure ...

  • Future Thinking

    Planning a positive legacy from mega-event projects

    Mega events can continue to deliver for a city long after the turnstiles have shut, and the last ...

  • Perspective

    Perspective 2022 vol 2

    Since stepping into the role of RLB Global Chairman in June, I have reflected on how RLB operates ...

  • City Market Insights

    City Market Insights Q3 2022

    A companion to the QCR, providing a local perspective for construction costs What is a city market ...

  • Crane Index

    RLB Crane Index® North America Q3 2022

    Cranes are most present at residential and mixed-use projects, while contractors continue to face ...

  • Construction Cost Report

    RLB Construction Cost Report North America Q3 2022

    New Quarterly Cost Report Charts Construction Trends in Cities Throughout North America With data ...

  • Perspective 2022 vol 2

    Project managers: Know your workforce

    The number of considerations that go into starting a construction project are almost too numerous to...

  • Perspective 2022 vol 2

    Rethinking stadiums

    Almost 50 major league stadiums will turn 30 by 2030, leaving team owners, municipalities, and ...

  • Perspective 2022 vol 2

    Reducing financial risks for the lender

    Financing construction projects can be a risky business for many reasons. Major risk to schedules ...

  • Perspective 2022 vol 2

    The future of healthcare facilities

    There are many factors involved in the recent evolution of healthcare, but one thing is for certain:...

  • Digital Transformation

    That 5D Feeling: An insight into the recent Middle East BIM uptrend

    The recent uptrend in the Middle East in BIM usage is a step in the right direction for 5D ...

  • International Report

    Strong post Covid-19 demand tempered by short term disruption

    Rider Levett Bucknall’s 2nd Quarter 2022 International Report shows pressures in regional ...

  • City Market Insights

    City Market Insights Q2 2022

    A companion to the QCR, providing a local perspective for construction costs What is a city market ...

  • Construction Cost Report

    RLB Construction Cost Report North America Q2 2022

    Like many industries right now, the construction industry is facing a significant workforce shortage...

  • Perspective

    Perspective 2022 vol 1

    The year is 1783. The treaty between the United States and Great Britain is signed in Paris, ...

  • Perspective 2022 vol 1

    Money Matters; The Benefits of Real-Time Cost Estimating

    Real-time construction cost estimating offers owners some important advantages over the traditional ...

  • Perspective 2022 vol 1

    Building Profits: Working with a Construction-Cost Manager

    Truth be told, for all parties involved in a construction project, it’s the bottom line ...

  • Perspective 2022 vol 1

    Unintended Consequences: How Owner-Mandated Vaccination Policies Can Impact Construction Projects

    Over the past 18 months, construction costs have escalated dramatically, with the pandemic ...

  • Perspective 2022 vol 1

    Getting Back into the Game: What’s Ahead for Sports Venues

    From reconfigured seating bowls to recalibrated revenue streams, arena design and operations are ...

  • Construction Cost Report

    RLB Construction Cost Report North Americas Q1 2022

    As the passage of the infrastructure bill offers encouragement, new challenges—inflation and the ...

  • Crane Index

    RLB Crane Index® North America Q1 2022

    This survey reports a 4.5% increase in cranes , essentially recovering to crane counts from this ...

  • Construction Cost Report

    RLB Construction Cost Report North America Q4 2021

    With construction costs up 7.42% over the past 12 months, RLB offers insight and analysis while the ...

  • Market Research

    Global Construction Market Activity Positive according to Q4 International Report

    According to Rider Levett Bucknall’s (RLB) 4th Quarter 2021 International Report, global ...

  • Market Research

    COVID-19: Global Survey Report, Issue 11

    The 11th edition of the RLB COVID-19 Survey continues the focus change made in the 10th edition, to ...

  • Future Thinking

    Pay it Forward: Proactive Cost Estimating

    ‘Pay it Forward: Proactive Cost Estimating’ can be found on page 51 of the 2021 edition ...

  • Future Thinking

    Unintended Consequences

    How Owner-Mandated Vaccination Policies Can Impact Construction Projects By John Jozwick and Sam ...

  • Construction Cost Report

    RLB Construction Cost Report North America Q3 2021

    RLB’s Latest QCR Charts Construction Trends in Cities Throughout North America With data current ...

  • Crane Index

    RLB Crane Index® North America Q3 2021

    Cranes are most present at mixed-use and residential projects, while contractors continue to face ...

  • Capability

    What is the Standard of Care for an Architect?

    The AIA’s recent 2017 update of standard documents has not fundamentally altered an architect’s ...

  • Market Research

    COVID-19: Global Survey Report, Issue 10

    This 10th edition of the RLB COVID-19 Survey changes focus slightly, to include reference to not ...

  • Future Thinking

    Checking Out: Converting Hotels to Housing

    ‘Checking Out: Converting Hotels to Housing’ can be found on page 16 of the 2021 edition...

  • Market Research

    Global border closures continue to impact construction markets

    According to the Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) 2nd Quarter 2021 International Report, global border ...

  • Future Thinking

    Post-Pandemic Project Management

    ‘Post-Pandemic Project Management’ can be found on page 28 of the 2021 edition ...

  • Future Thinking

    Providing Customized Client Service:

    Breaking Out of Silos ‘Providing Customized Client Service: Breaking out of Silos’ can ...

  • Market Research

    RLB Riders Digest North America 2021

    RLB issues their 2021 Riders Digest. The Digest is an annual compilation of regional and ...