Apartment Building Construction Price Index (ABCPI)
Summary of changes
Activity on this program started: 1981
Target population - Beginning with the fourth quarter 2016 reference period, the ABCPI observed population was expanded to include 4 additional CMAs: St. John's, Moncton, Winnipeg and Saskatoon. Indexes for these CMAs are not currently published.
Instrument design - A new electronic questionnaire (Construction Contractors Survey) was implemented starting with the fourth quarter 2016 data collection for the ABCPI. This new questionnaire collects information on changes in the costs for work-in-place components (construction activities) of residential and non-residential building projects, the reasons for changes and construction market conditions.
In the fourth quarter of 2008, the building model used to calculate the Apartment Building Construction Price Index was replaced with an updated model. Also, the base year was changed to 2002=100.