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For Developers

Being cost-effective on your next building project is paramount. The myth that masonry is too expensive is not true. And this was proved with the 3rd party Initial Cost of Construction Study.

The objective of the 2017 study was to develop a construction cost model to accurately evaluate the relative construction cost of a multi-family building constructed using six different construction materials.  The study shows that masonry is a cost-effective building material. To view the results from the national study, click here.

Along with the national study, MII had the opportunity to have an Iowa market analyzed. The MII board of directors chose the Des Moines market using prevailing wage.  The relative cost presented is a percentage of the conventional wood frame system, and also shows masonry is a cost-effective building material. Click here to view the results from the Des Moines study.

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