Regional Costs of Concrete by the Cubic Yard

by Dean Dalvit on August 12, 2009

Just another quick bit of information courtesy of our friends at RSmeans. With wildly fluctuating costs of building materials, it’s more important now than ever to keep your finger on the pulse of these costs as they move. Note too that costs range for different markets.

The median for concrete hovers right around $110 per cubic yard. Note that this is plain concrete with no admixtures or specialty additives in the mix. The cost of concrete has risen continually during all of 2008 and the first quarter of 2009 of about 4% annualized. According to RSMeans, there are indications that the price may hold steady or possibly drop for the remainder of 2009.


Graph image courtesy of RSMeans and Reed Construction Data


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Dean Dalvit September 21, 2014 at 6:03 am


It appears you asked this question on our other post: Cost per Square Foot of Commercial Construction by Region. Please see our response from that thread. Thanks!

Jim April 19, 2014 at 10:00 am

Anyone have and idea what the per square foot construction cost would be for a 110,000 sq/ft Home Depot or Lowes style warehouse building (in Mexico City)?

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