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May 26, 2023

Milwaukee construction costs increase 1.1% in Q1, outpacing the national average

Mortenson index reports labor shortages persist as Milwaukee construction employment sees 2% growth.

Mortenson Construction Cost Index
Feb 9, 2023

Headwinds remain in Mortenson’s last Milwaukee construction cost index

Mortenson's cost index report said increases over the last two years were slowing, but cautioned customers to be resilient in the start of 2023.

Jan 23, 2023

Construction economists find some materials costs, input prices dropping

Several construction materials costs and input prices fell for the first time in the last few weeks.

Nov 15, 2022

Construction costs up by 0.8 percent nationwide in 3rd quarter: Mortenson index

Construction prices in Milwaukee have stayed the same as nationwide prices increased in the third quarter, Mortenson data showed.

Dec 12, 2018

Construction materials prices buck yearlong trend, fall 1.8 percent in November

Construction materials prices fell in November after marching upward for much of 2018, signaling a reprieve in rapid price increases in the months to come, according to an analysis by a trade group.

Dec 3, 2018

Materials prices rise once again in September

The average price of commonly used construction materials rose by 0.3 percent in September and was 7.4 percent higher than it was the same month a year ago.

Nov 12, 2018

AGC: Higher labor costs, materials prices showing up in bids

Long-rising materials prices and a labor shortage are pushing up the price tag for nonresidental buildings, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin.

Sep 12, 2018

Input prices up 6.2 percent year-over-year in August

The prices of various construction materials increased by 6.2 percent between August 2017 and August this year.

Aug 9, 2018

Construction costs hold steady in July, but economists warn increases could easily come back

July brought a break in a year marked by fast-rising construction-materials prices, but economists warned trade disputes could cause costs to begin rising quickly again.

Jun 1, 2018

Trades officials warn of higher materials costs with latest round of tariffs

President Donald Trump's new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports are expected to drive the cost of new construction higher, stirring fears that price increases could dampen what's nonetheless expected to be a busy building season.

Jan 26, 2018

Report: Milwaukee market construction costs rising at same pace as national level

Milwaukee's construction costs have risen at about the same pace as nationally, according to a new report from Mortenson Construction.

Feb 14, 2017

AGC warns of protectionism’s effect on materials costs

A national construction group is warning that the Trump Administration’s support for “Buy American” provisions, higher tariffs and import restrictions will only strengthen the forces now pushing up the cost of construction materials.


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