Your Design Cost Data Magazine
For the industry’s leading resource on
preliminary building costs and
historical construction costs, look no
further than Design Cost Data magazine.
The DCD magazine issues include square
foot building costs from real buildings
across the nation, material cost trends,
square foot cost guides and more
informative industry articles.
Whether you’re a general contractor, an
appraiser, an architect or anyone who frequently works with
design cost data, you can benefit from the information provided
in the DCD magazine for preliminary and conceptual estimating.
Estimating & Archiving Software
Not only does DCD provide the most accurate
construction cost references, but we also provide
is a conceptual cost estimating tool used by
building professionals across the country. It
includes software, a database of over 1,000
historical projects, cost escalators and regional
modifiers. D4COST provides a unique platform that
allows you to enter your own data to explicitly
target estimates on similar constructions.
was developed by Design Cost Data and was introduced
in to the construction industry almost 2 decades
ago. The cost modelings with case studies are
published by DCD Magazine.
Check out our DCD Archive demo and please feel free
to contact with us questions and concerns at
800-533-5680. We’re happy to help however we can!
Questions? Please call 800-533-5680 and we’ll be
happy to help you!
subscription to the DCD Archives gives you access to a comprehensive
project database filled with actual projects for cost modeling. Use
the DCD Archives anytime you need to know what a project will cost
before plans are drawn.
More than 1,600 projects are housed in the DCD Archives along with
cost escalators through 2019 and over 600 regional modifiers. With
the DCD Archives’ easy-to-use search options you can easily select a
project that is similar to what you are conceptualizing. Once
selected quickly change the square footage and move it to your new
time and location. Press target and the project quickly updates to a
new cost to build.
You can delve deeper into the project and examine the building costs
and add, change or delete to make it fit your project. Plus all
projects have been featured in DCD magazine. You can include a copy
of the project as it appeared in DCD to accompany your report of
your new model.
Use the DCD Archives to:
Answer, “How much will this cost?”
Use as a 3rd party check for your estimates
Run “what if” scenarios, check out costs of different building
for a limited time when you subscribe to the DCD Archives you will
receive the brand new 2015 Architect's Square Foot Costbook Free with your
Subscribe now for $149 for a full year
access to the DCD Archives and also receive the 2015 Architect's Square Foot Costbook free with your subscription!
Not only will you be ready the next time you are asked, “How much
will this cost?” with your subscription to the DCD Archives, you
will also have an excellent cost resource for your cost library!
Call us at 800-533-5680 if you have any questions.