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New Groundbreaking Study Reveals

School projects built under these contracts cost $28.90 to $32.49 more per square foot

Business Wire

Monday, July 25, 2011

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Prior statistical research identified PLAs as contributing to higher final costs of school construction in other states, but no study has examined California school projects. NUISPR research shows that Project Labor Agreements in California are associated with higher construction costs for public schools. Costs are higher when school districts construct a school under a Project Labor Agreement. In inflation-adjusted dollars, the presence of a PLA is associated with costs that are $28.90 to $32.49 per square foot higher.