Why Do Buildings Cost So Much?
Published October 15, 2018
18 min
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    Nearly 90 years ago, the Empire State Building was completed ahead of time and under budget. Now, the average large construction project is 20 months behind schedule and 80% over budget. What happened?

    (2:09) How complexity contributes to cost

    (5:07) Measuring inefficiency in construction

    (7:22) How construction can learn from the tech sector

    (11:40) How unique contract structures can encourage collaboration

    (16:26) The importance of bringing down cost in operating a building

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