Rising materials costs in your area?

A recent article in The August Chronicle looks at how rising construction materials costs are increasing the overall costs of public sector jobs in Columbia County, Georgia. The article reports that according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Producer Price Index, concrete prices increased 0.8 percent in March and 5.3 percent over the past year. How are rising construction materials costs in your area affecting your business? Have you done anything to soften the blow from rising costs?