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Plant Construction Index for Cost Escalation

Update Plant Construction Costs Estimates in USA

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About this Index. The IC Index stands for Intratec chemical plant Construction Index, an indicator, published monthly by Intratec, which enables users to scale capital costs from one time period to another. The index reconciles prices trends of fundamental components of a chemical plant construction such as labor, material and energy, providing meaningful historical and forecast data for users. Covering historical figures and near term forecasts of up to twelve months, the IC Index is a handy tool for a series of purposes, like cost estimation, feasibility studies and investment analysis.

How to Use this Index. Using IC Index is quick and easy! See an example below:

Suppose you know that the construction cost of a given industrial plant in the USA, back in April 2004, was USD 210 million. However, you need to know how much the cost would be in February 2009.

To update a plant construction cost from April 2004 to February 2009, you just have to multiply the construction cost in Apr 2004 (USD 210 million) by the ratio of IC index at Feb 2009 (141) over the IC index in Apr 2004 (116), as expressed in the equation below:

Construction Cost in Feb 2009 = Construction Cost in Apr 2004 * (IC Index at Feb 2009) / (IC Index at Apr 2004)

By applying this equation, you would quickly learn that the construction costs in February 2009 would be approximately USD 255 million.

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