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June 16, 2021
What the Data Says: Emerging Cost Increases of Interior Finishes

Our data experts have been monitoring construction costs for decades, tracking price fluctuations impacted by response to public policy, concerns about infrastructure or the effects of the pandemic and natural disasters. We examine the long-term cost trends of the industry’s most vital materials. In this edition of What the Data Says, we examine the continued cost increases of interior finishes.

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May 27, 2021
What the Data Says: Structural Steel Costs Volatility

In this edition of What the Data Says, we’re taking a look at the extraordinary rise in structural steel costs. Over the past several months, we have become accustomed to volatility in this commodity’s pricing but the latest increase is unprecedented. The price of structural steel has increased 91% since the last quarter of 2020, rising 45% in the past quarter.

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May 11, 2021
The Benefits of Investing in ESG Sustainable Business Practices

Sustainable mutual funds are out performing the market at incredible rates. Why? Because investors and customers alike care about sustainable business practices. Learn how investing in sustainability could benefit your business.

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May 3, 2021
The Importance of Capital Planning During COVID and How to Achieve Accurate Facilities Assessments

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically shifted priorities for many organizations. Find out how our VFA software and facilities expertise can help with capital planning during COVID.

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May 3, 2021
The Critical Role of Ventilation Systems for Reopening Your Facility

Due to COVID-19, deferred maintenance on HVAC systems is a greater hazard than ever before. The new System Vulnerability Index in VFA Capital Planning Software can help you better understand the condition of your ventilation systems for reopening.

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