New Industry Study Says Responsible Bidding Does Not Raise Project Costs

A new construction industry study recently published found that responsible constructor policies (RCPs) used in bids for publicly funded construction projects are not economy-busters.

The study concludes that RCPs provides obvious benefits to workers, their families, and the community.

"Because the most plausible estimates of RCP effects imply virtually no detectable impact on construction bid costs, our study lends support to the idea that adopting RCPs for publicly funded construction projects such as schools may be an effective way to improve employment conditions and living standards of construction workers without significantly raising costs for taxpayers," the study reports.

The research was supported through a grant from The Center for Construction Research and Training. To view the report, click here.