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Study: Project labor deals raise campus construction costs by up to 15 percent

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Friday, July 22, 2011

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The authors of the study looked at 551 projects in California, involving 180 school districts in 37 counties. Of those, nearly 12 percent were built under PLAs. The authors said they adjusted their formulas based on higher costs for urban districts and other factors.
"Our examination of the data found no support for the proposition that PLA's reduce costs," they wrote.