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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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  • 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...

  • Future Thinking

    Why the future is in five dimensions

    The future of 5D BIM has been a long time coming. Way back in 1962, engineer and internet pioneer, ...

  • Perspective

    Perspective 2022 vol 1

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

  • 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 ...

  • Construction Cost Report

    RLB Construction Cost Report North America Q2 2021

    RLB’s Latest QCR Reports That National Construction Costs See Their Biggest Quarter-to-Quarter ...

  • Future Thinking

    From Surviving to Thriving

    The Outlook for the American AEC Industries From Surviving to Thriving: The Outlook for the American...

  • Digital Transformation

    Building Information Modelling & Digital Technologies

    Digital engineering and technological advancements are fundamentally impacting the built ...

  • Market Research

    2021 Caribbean Report

    Providing detailed local construction market intelligence and data 2020 has left a residual economic...

  • Market Research

    Latin America and Caribbean Hotels Monitor

    This glorious region of the world has been perhaps the worst hit of all by the dreadful side effects...

  • Perspective

    Perspective 2021 edition, a global magazine by Rider Levett Bucknall

    Perspective magazine brings you the latest in innovation, technology and research from RLB’s ...

  • Market Research

    Covid-19: Global Survey Report, Issue 9

    Edition 9 of the RLB Covid-19 Survey completes the year since our first Covid-19 Survey. Our ...

  • Crane Index

    RLB Crane Index® North America Q1 2021

    The RLB Crane Index® charts construction trends in cities throughout North America. The first ...

  • Construction Cost Report

    RLB Construction Cost Report North America Q1 2021

    Q1 2021 Quarterly Cost Report Charts Construction Trends in Cities Throughout North America The Q1 ...

  • International Report

    How COVID-19 has impacted global construction markets

    According to the Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) 4th Quarter 2020 International Report, the six-month ...

  • Future Thinking

    International Women’s Day 2021

    To celebrate International Women’s Day, with the theme of Choose To Challenge, we’re excited...

  • Market Research

    COVID-19: Global Survey Report, Issue 8

    Issue 8 of our Global Report provides a comparative analysis of the views of our colleagues across ...

  • Digital Transformation

    BIM brings imagination to life

    The role of a quantity surveyor is to model complete costs, but budgets must be set long before an ...

  • Construction Cost Report

    RLB Construction Cost Report North America Q4 2020

    In this edition of the QCR, we offer perspective on a pivotal period for construction throughout ...