Showcasing the best in the US building industry, from concept to construction

The thousands who flip through the pages of American Builders Quarterly come from all sectors of the building and development industries, and they occupy a variety of positions up and down the corporate ladder.

They are CEOs, CFOs, presidents, facilities managers, engineers, architects, interior designers, contractors, subcontractors, general counsel, and more.

They want to know what’s going on across the rest of the industry and who to call on for work. That’s why they choose American Builders Quarterly.

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Ad Rates


Type 1x 2x 4x 6x
2-Page Spread Print Advertisement $15,640 $14,076 $13,294 $12,512
Full Page Print Advertisement $9,935 $8,942 $8,445 $7,948
1/2 Page Print Advertisement $7,710 $6,939 $6,554 $6,168
1/4 Page Print Advertisement $5,540 $4,986 $4,709 $4,432
Back Cover $18,204 $16,384 $15,473 $14,563
Inside Front Cover $14,317 $12,885 $12,169 $11,454
Inside Back Cover $12,738 $11,464 $10,827 $10,190


Type Rate
Website Banner Advertisement $3,500
E-Newsletter Advertisement (1 month) $3,500
Homepage Website Banner Advertisement (3 months) $4,500

Ad Specs

PRINT SIZES (all noted as width x height)

Type Bleed* Bleed Trim* Non-Bleed
2-Page Spread Print Advertisement 17.25" x 11.25" 17" x 11" N/A
Full Page Print Advertisement 8.75" x 11.25" 8.5" x 11" 7.5" x 10"
1/2 Page Print Advertisement (Horizontal)** N/A N/A 7.5” x 4.9375"
1/2 Page Print Advertisement (Vertical)** N/A N/A 3.6875" x 10"
1/4 Page Print Advertisement N/A N/A 3.6875" x 4.9375"

*Notes for bleed specs: keep safety 3/8” from bleed; 1/4” from trim. American Builders Quarterly is sheetfed offset, perfect bound. Publication trim size: 8.5” x 11”.
**1/2 Page Print Advertisements may be submitted horizontally or vertically (buyer choice)

DIGITAL SIZES (all noted as width x height)

Type Size Description
Website Banner Advertisement 250x250px Website Banner Advertisements appear alongside the feature article posted on Website Banner Advertisements must be designed in a square format and saved as a .jpeg, .png, or .gif. Maximum file size is 150 KB.
E-Newsletter Advertisement 600x200px
E-Newsletter Advertisements appear alongside the monthly E-Newsletter sent to American Builders Quarterly subscribers. E-Newsletter Advertisements must be designed in a horizontal format and saved as a .jpeg, .png, or .gif. Maximum file size is 150 KB.
Homepage Website Banner Advertisement 970 x 90px
468 x 60px
234 x 60px
Homepage Website Banner Advertisements appear on the homepage at and are responsive based on the platform opened (desktop, tablet or mobile). As such, all three file sizes are required to ensure clarity when viewed on each device. Homepage Website Banner Advertisements must be designed in a horizontal format and saved as a .jpeg, .png, or .gif. Maximum file size is 150 KB.

The only print advertisement file format supported by American Builders Quarterly is a press ready .pdf designed in a vector-based program and preferably exported as PDF/X-1a:2001. We cannot accept any native application files such as InDesign (.indd) or Illustrator (.ai). Do not use pantone colors. Bleed ads should include crop marks.


If your print advertisement requires a critical color match, we request a publication grade stock proof (i.e. Kodak Approval, CREO Spectrum, etc.) be mailed in addition to the press ready .pdf submission. Materials should comply with SWOP standards.


All file submissions, questions regarding materials and extensions, and related matters should be directed to your Client Services contact. Miscellaneous inquires may be emailed to


Print and/or digital submissions may be emailed to your Client Services contact or uploaded to our File Station. To access, visit the site below using the case sensitive login information. Once logged in, click on the folder labeled File Station. In the white space, drag and drop a folder labeled with your company name that includes the file(s) within. Once uploaded, please email your Client Services contact that the files have been submitted.

File Station:
Username: Uploads
Password: Gm531256

Above are examples of effective print ads. Here’s what you can do to make sure that yours, too, gets the attention it deserves from readers:
• Keep your message short. Less text is more! Write short, compelling copy with a clear call to action.
• Use logos in a vector format (.eps .ai).  This will ensure logos print crisp and clean.
• Stick to a simple color palette. One or two spot colors command more attention than the entire spectrum.
• Use high-quality photography. If you choose to use imagery, make sure it is at least 300 dpi. But remember:
• Images are NOT required for an effective ad. Less photography is more, too! A single photo is more impactful than several.


Issue Reservations Materials On Sale
Issue 4, 2022 3/4/22 3/11/22 10/1/22
Issue 1, 2023 6/3/22 6/10/22 1/1/23
Issue 2, 2023 9/2/22 9/9/22 4/1/23
Issue 3, 2023 12/2/22 12/9/22 7/1/23
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