School Prevailing Wage Policy

The Impact Of Nevada’s Ninety-Percent Prevailing Wage Policy On School Construction Cost, Bid Competition, And Apprenticeship Training.

In June of 2015, AB 172 reduced prevailing wage rates for education construction to 90% of the standard rate and increased the policy coverage threshold from $100,000 to $250,000. This study is a data-driven analysis of the consequences of these changes on school construction costs, bid competition, and apprenticeship training.