CostCenter construction cost library
Construction data transparency

CostBook Overview

With the most detailed construction data available, our out-of-the-box solution features over 35,000 searchable unit line items researched, validated, and routinely updated by experienced cost engineers. Data that is backed by the right people. We have a fully dedicated team of cost engineers, with decades of specialty field experience, to source the information needed to back our mission. PT&C CostBook features an intuitive and flexible organization of cost items so you can find what you need faster. Printed books have been around our industry for decades, but they are no longer an efficient way to look up and organize data.

Instead of highlighted and dog-eared pages, you can now favorite your most-used unit line items and quickly reference them later. Leverage the accuracy of our cost data to build better estimates.

Reliable Cost Data

When you use CostBook with CostPro, you’ll be able to get the full functionality of what CostCenter offers. Your estimates are only as accurate as the data you base it on – use our cost book for reliable construction data that’s updated monthly. We don’t hide how we get our numbers.

Not ready for a trial? That’s not a problem. Schedule a demo to see our product in action.

Start Trial


Detailed construction cost data

Over 35,000 searchable unit line items, with location-specific costs covering all 50 states

Monthly Updates – Free for all CostBook Users

Why wait until next year’s publication update? Our construction unit cost database gets monthly updates

Cost data for modern construction materials

Pricing for emergent, high-demand construction materials such as concrete siding, composite materials, and green building materials

Easy user interface

Users can review and modify individual cost components, assign tasks, view project progression

Intuitive and flexible organization of cost items

Cost items include material-only costs and dedicated work breakdown structure

Accurate cost data

All tasks include material detail, giving you the ability to review, modify and price individual cost components — That means that our cost book doesn’t rely on means or averages and we give you the power to modify numbers if it’s needed

Cloud, SaaS, Web-Based Technology

Developed on the latest technology to address modern-day estimation needs

To learn more about cost data, click here to find a great Wikipedia resource page.
Or check out Marquette University’s write up located here