The Sierra West Publishing – Remodeling Repair Construction Costs, which is often used in conjunction with the CCC manuals, is utilized by architects, engineers, estimators and contractors within private industry and public agencies across the United States. It is a construction cost resource containing approximately 13,000 items of commercial construction arranged in the standard CSI 16 division numbering system.
The publication specifically addresses the installation costs by degrees of difficulty in the installation and productivity, from the easiest to the most difficult. The Manual includes in the publication is the Wage Rate Recap, Sierra West Current Construction Cost Index, Major Cities Cost Relationship Index, including Canada, and abbreviations used in the industry.
Each cost item has the following information:
- Code Number;
- Stand-Alone Descriptions;
- Unit of Measure;
- Material Cost;
- Union Installation Cost; and
- Total Cost for each degree of difficulty.