Design Cost Data magazine is the leading industry resource for
preliminary cost estimating. Each issue includes square foot
building costs from real buildings across the nation, material
cost trends, sq. ft. cost guides, and informative industry
articles. Architects, general contractors, appraisers, and
others use the information provided in DCD for preliminary and
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A preliminary estimate takes time and money to produce. But how much
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