Applied Research

If you’ve heard about our annual national cost publication, Yardsticks for Costing, or if you’re familiar with our two Toronto Real Estate Board publications—the Rough Guide to Building Costs and the Advanced Guide to Building Costs—then you’re familiar with our Applied Research Group.

If you haven’t heard of any of these publications, we can almost guarantee that our Applied Research Group’s research 
has affected you in some way, shape, or form.

They’re a nationally-respected team of cost planning professionals who have been counted on to provide cost models or
unit price analysis for clients all over the country, including:
  • Toronto Catholic School Board
  • Toronto Public Library
  • Statistics Canada
  • Municipal Property Assessment Corporation
  • Construction Sector Council
  • Department of National Defence
  • Public Works and Government Services Canada
  • City of Ottawa
  • City of Calgary
  • Alberta Infrastructure and Transportation

Our Applied Research Group is responsible for the coordination and preparation of the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation’s Automated Costing System databases.

They’ve also prepared an international residential cost study for Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation, prepared labour models for the Construction Labour Market Information System, and provided a detailed analysis of the Indian and Northern Affairs Canada’s (INAC’s) Cost Reference Manual.

And they’ve even provided Statistics Canada with building model replacements for their published quarterly cost indices for residential and non-residential construction.

In a nutshell, they research and deliver the type of information our clients demand, and they’re tasked with producing ongoing publications for many of these clients.



Latest News

Statistics Canada's First Quarter Non-residential Construction Price Indices are now available. Click here to download a copy.
Statistics Canada's Fourth Quarter Non-residential Construction Price Indices are now available. Click here to download a copy of Hanscomb's fourth Quarter Escalation Watch.
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