Friday Feedback: Which materials are most expensive?

The cost of popular construction materials has been hard to nail down since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

About 82.5% of construction materials have experienced a significant cost increase since 2020, with an average jump of 19%, according construction cost data tracking firm Gordian.

Although prices for some commodities have leveled off this year, they remain for the most part way above their pre-COVID amounts. And many economists predict that they will stay elevated indefinitely, thanks to inflation, a scarcity of labor and rising energy costs.

This rollercoaster ride of cost swings has led Construction Dive editors to wonder what materials have the most volatile prices. Answer our quick survey about the price pressures that you are experiencing. The result of this week’s survey will be published next week.

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