New York: Engineering News Record, 1935, 1936. Original edition. Staplebound Wraps. Quarto, pp. 95, illustrated with b/w graphs and charts; Quarto, pp. 128, illustrated with b/w graphs and charts; Octavo, pp. 16, illustrated with 2 b/w photographs. Very good; pen inscription on cover of 1935 book. Item #18876
The first two books in this lot are the 1935 and 1936 editions of "Construction Costs" by the Engineering News Record. The 1935 edition covers 1910-1934 and includes prices and wage records for building costs, railroad costs, highway costs, and more. The 1936 edition covers volume of new construction, cost of financing construction, labor and material prices in twenty cities, and directories for fabricators. The third book in this lot is "The Cost of a House: A Comparison Between Brick, Wood, Cement and Hollow Block Construction" by J. Parker B. Fiske, published by The Building Brick Association in 1911. The actual construction costs for a house built in Beverly Farms, Massachusetts is examined.