The New Zealand Building Economist is a quarterly journal published in February, May, August and November of each year. It contains the costs of the various parts of a building - residentials and light commercial. The unit rates in each issue of the magazine are set by practicing independent cost consultant quantity surveyors and are updated as required for each issue.


Annual subscription – hard copy posted: $68-00
Single copy posted: $18-00

Annual Subscription – PDF Files Emailed: $55-00
Single copy PDF File Emailed: $14-00

Overseas postings – Australia: $76-00
Other places: $86-00

Negotiated discounts will apply for orders of four or more posted to the same address.

To subscribe, please send your cheque to:

The New Zealand Building Economist
P O Box 35-930
Browns Bay
New Zealand

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    • Keep track of costs
    • Prepare confidential feasibility studies
    • Authorise reasonable cost variations to contracts
    • Check final accounts with confidence

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    • Quote for extras and prepare final accounts with the backup the "Building Economist" provides

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    • See that your clients are being fairly treated


Current Construction Costs for all those engaged in residential and light commercial work


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