The Nation's #1
Conceptual Cost Estimating Software
And Project Archiving System
is the nation's #1 building cost estimating software for
conceptual estimating created from ACTUAL projects that have
been built. D4COST supplies you with a library of 1,100 real
projects (buildings) NOT an average. D4COST is the best
source to validate any preliminary cost, develop a reliable
preliminary or conceptual square foot cost estimate, cost
feasibility, valuation study, or budget.
D4COST is in thousands of offices across the country, from top 500 companies to one-person firms.
Architects, General Contractors, Design Build Firms, Insurance Companies, Consulting,
and other building industry professionals.
Archive Your Past Project Data. NO limits on the number of
projects you can archive. Model from your past project cost
data with speed and accuracy.
D4COST offers three conceptual/archiving solutions:
D4COST (full system)
D4COST Express Pro
DCD Archives -
Professional Building Cost Estimating
on the Internet
This website provides a reliable preliminary square foot
cost for any type of building during budgetary and/or
preliminary stages of design.
Users of this website can create and print Professional
Preliminary Square Foot Cost Estimate instantly with
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Projects can be customized to any time and to any location
in the United States.
Projects can also be customized by adjusting the sq. ft.
size and report heading.
Print the original cost breakdown as published in Design Cost
D4COST provides professional building
square foot cost
estimates in minutes. The key to such fast output is the system's
ease of operation. The learning curve with D4COSTis instant.
Even if you are not a computer whiz, you can grasp and operate this
intuitive software in a very short time.
This means that D4COSTgoes to work for you the same day that it is installed. You can have
preliminary estimates in your client's possession immediately. Plus, one of the
ancillary benefits of D4COST is that it also teaches you
conceptual cost modeling, which is why D4COST™ has long been used
in architectural schools all across the U.S. as a teaching aid.
D4COST is a complete cost estimating system. It includes
software, a database of 1,100 historical projects, cost escalators and
regional modifiers. Plus, D4COST provides a unique platform
that allows you to enter your own data to explicitly target
estimates on similar construction.
The D4COST Estimating
Take real cost data
from one building, apply cost escalators and regional modifiers, to
target building costs on new projects, or those yet to be built.
Cost modeling using this criteria is still the most accurate way to
determine probable square foot costs. Why? Because the cost modifying elements
are factual benchmarks - historical data, historical escalators,
regional modifiers. With this information D4COST can become a
crystal ball to assist you at looking into the future. And because D4COST
allows users to archive their own data, users can make their own
historical cost data one of the most valuable assets their
estimating department has.
Introduced as a
software over 18 years ago D4COSThas now gone through several evolutions.
The system is now the most powerful conceptual cost estimating tool
available. D4COST includes
a new interface that provides a platform for Unit Cost Estimating in
addition to the cost modeling features of the previous versions.
D4COST offers 6 Unit Cost Databases that are time/date stamped, to provide users with
same cost escalation and local modification adjustments on unit
costs as is available for historical data cost models.
What Users Say About
"I have used D4Cost for over 10 years and found that there is no other
program on the planet that compares. The impact on the presentation to
clients for accurate representation of current project costs is second to
none. This program offers the finest in projected costs for proposals. After
all, projects are sold at the schematic stages, sometimes long before there
are development drawings. In addition, D4Cost can be as conceptual or as
detailed as you ask it to be. It has never failed me. I have used D4Cost on
projects ranging from very small commercial buildings to high end, high rise
office buildings and everything in between. My clients have learned that
they can rely on my estimates to be complete and accurate. I owe that
compliment to D4Cost."