Howdy! This guide lists resources for engineering cost data and indices for several areas of engineering. If you don't find what you need, please contact your subject librarian for assistance. Please note that cost data and indices offered at publisher websites may be different from our institutional subscriptions. In many cases it is best to consult the print for current and historical data.
Selected Resources for Engineering Cost Data & Indices
Contains construction indices for construction materials and labor costs. Select Miscellaneous Journals and then the Economics Tab. Only the Current Cost data is available. Additional data can be found by selecting EBSCOhost Academic Search Complete and searching "construction economics" or "cost indexes", but the better option is to consult the print in the Current Periodicals or Evans Library 3rd Floor under call number TA1 .E6
Facility operation cost indexes for 255 U.S. and Canadian metropolitan areas. Covers custodial service, energy, grounds, maintenance & repair, management, pest control, refuse, road clearance, security, telecommunications, and water & sewer.
Chemical Equipment Plant Cost Index (CEPCI) and other business indicators. NOTE: Beginning May 2012, the Marshall & Swift Equipment Index is no longer available in Chemical Engineering and there are no other local sources for that index. Older values for Marshall & Swift can be found in issues prior to May 2012. Current issues of the print are located in the Current Periodicals area on the 1st Floor of Evans Library under TN1.M45 and older issues are on the 3rd Floor also under TN1.M45