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Idaho Construction Estimating Services

Idaho Construction Estimating Services

Idaho is a landlocked state in the west of the United States. It borders Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Washington, and Oregon. It is considered to be the 14th largest state by land area. You may be wondering why I keep mentioning this little tidbit. Well, the one thing many construction clients truly like is the area. The more area a state has, the more opportunities it has to make money. That is why it is essential to know what the state offers. Our Idaho Construction Estimating Services is key to accurate estimates and higher profit margins. We are the reason the construction industry is making headway. Currently, the construction industry is in void. With rising costs and workforce issues,

CSI Estimation is the solution. With our help, you get the answer you deserve. It will help you make your earnings as viable as possible.

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Idaho Construction Outlook

From 2011 to 2021, Idaho’s construction industry nearly doubled employment, increasing by 94%, or 28,525 new jobs. This is the highest percentage increase among Idaho’s industry sectors. During the Great Recession, the construction industry slowed nationwide and in Idaho.¬† There are hints of slowdowns in the single-family home development specialty. The decreased demand for a new or existing property can be directly attributed to the federal funds rate hikes in 2022.

In Idaho, mortgage payments have climbed at a faster pace than individual or household income and were driven by a population spike during the epidemic that produced a demand for homes that outstripped availability, boosting prices dramatically. 

Idaho Current Situation

With Idaho’s already significant investment in residential and commercial developments, this summer saw an average of 600 unique construction job postings online monthly. The pipeline is full of federally funded road, bridge, and broadband expansion projects that have yet to begin employment. The prognosis is favorable for construction workers and other businesses.



Idaho’s construction outlook looks bright, but to properly manage the construction industry’s challenges, you require hard facts that matter. That is where CSI Estimation’s Idaho Construction Estimating Services comes into play.

Building Material Costs And Idaho Construction Estimating Services

Softwood Lumber: The PPI for softwood lumber (seasonally adjusted) fell 2.3% in December, marking the third straight dip and fourth in the past five months. Since its 2023 high in July, the index has lost 14.5%.

Prices fell 31.3% annually in 2023, following a 3.2% reduction in 2022. Although the 33.5% drop over two years is enormous by historical standards, prices are still 22.7% higher than in 2019, with the index rising 84.6% between 2019 and 2021.

Gypsum Construction Materials: The PPI for gypsum building materials fell 0.3% in December and hasn’t increased since March 2023. The index fell 2% in the past 12 months after rising 44.6% over the previous two years, ending in December 2022.

Ready-Mix Concrete (RMC) prices declined by 0.2% in November.

Idaho Construction Estimating Services

Labor Costs And Idaho Construction Estimating Services

According to the report, residential and non-residential construction input prices increased 1.5% from July. Rising energy prices, labor expenses, and overall inflationary pressures are raising building costs.

Crude petroleum prices rose 8.9% monthly, while unprocessed energy materials increased 5.4%.

From July to August of this year, construction inputs increased by 1.5%; multifamily construction increased by 1.0%; non-residential construction increased by 1.5%; commercial construction by 0.9%; health care construction by 0.9%; industrial construction by 1.4%; other non-residential construction by 1.7%; and maintenance and repair construction by 1.7%. That is why it is wise to partner with Idaho Construction Estimating Services, which CSI Estimation offers. I might sound condescending, but from the looks of it, the workforce is asking for more than the state can provide. And that is their fault.

CSI And Idaho Construction Estimating Services

After the pandemic, labor finally realized their importance, and hence, they have become greedy. This is something you don’t desire. You want to get the job done as fast as you can. That is where CSI Estimation is beneficial. Our Idaho construction estimating services can provide insights into your construction projects. We can help you muster these challenges with actionable results.

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