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With the DCD Archives you have unlimited access the the largest database of real building costs and the ability to run as many "What if?" scenarios needed, develop conceptual construction costs in minutes. Subscribing to the DCD Archives will add so much value to your office, you'll feel like you've added an in-house consultant.


   


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STEP 1

Click on the "Browse Projects" button located on the navigation bar.

 

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STEP 2

Select a category and/or building component to narrow your search. Multiple selections will continue to narrow the search until the best project can be located.

 

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STEP 3

Select the best project from the search results.

 

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STEP 4

The project will appear calculated to the current month and year. The location and sq. ft. size will default to the original project information. You can now change size & location to fit your needs.

 

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STEP 5

Click on the "Hi Res PDF" link located in the upper right corner of the project data. This will open the original project data which can be printed and included with your report.

 

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STEP 6

Make the appropriate changes to the "Target Criteria" then click Target. The project will re-calculate based on the new criteria.

 

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STEP 7

Click the "Printer Friendly" button to generate the results report.

 

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STEP 8

Subdivision costs (when available) will show for each division.

 

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STEP 9

Click the "Save" button which will activate the edit project "My Saved Project" feature. Here subscribers can rename the project, add/delete divisions and add/delete/edit subdivision data to further customize the project report.

 

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STEP 10

Add a division by entering division code & name. Check the building cost box to include in the building costs - leave the box empty to include it in the non-building costs.
Click "Create" to complete action.

 

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STEP 11

Click "Edit" on the division line to open the division editor. Here you can change the code, name. and the building cost box to include or exclude it from the building costs.
Click "Update" to complete action.

 

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STEP 12

Click on the "Subdivisions" link to add/edit/delete subdivision data. You can also add notes to each entry.
Click "Create" to complete action.

 

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STEP 13

Click on the "Edit" link of the subdivisions to edit the data. You can also add notes to each entry.
Click "Update" to complete action.

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STEP 14

Click the "Printer Friendly" button to generate the results report.

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