DCD Builder Product Revue
Taking Back Time Saving Yourself and Your Business With Bidding Technology
No one will argue that estimators have it hard. Long hours of estimating
projects that may or may not lead to a sale. Working to oversee projects that
could potentially drain all your profits and run over schedule. Admittedly, with
such grueling hours and the pressure of impending deadlines, no one can be
expected to hand in a bid without a single mistake or missed item. And most
estimators don’t have the time or resources available to initiate triple checks
on every line of every bid.
PPG Architectural Glass Leads the Industry with Energy Efficient, Aesthetically
Pleasing Building Solutions
For sustainable building projects, the ideal architectural glass permits
the greatest amount of natural light to enter while limiting the thermal effects
of solar heat. The ability of the glass to achieve this balance is known as its
light-to-solar gain (LSG) ratio. Any glass that achieves an LSG ratio of 1.25 is
considered "spectrally selective" by the U.S. Department of Energy. .
Bolon is the Newest 100% Recyclable Addition to Centaur’s Fitness Flooring Line
Designed to meet the demands of today's high-pace, 24/7 culture, the
Eight Collection from Bolon features modular floor tiles manufactured to outwear
other tiles available on the market today.
Radius Track Bends the Curve at New World Symphony in Miami
Radius Track Corporation (RTC), the world’s premier provider of curved
light gauge steel framing and BIM enabled 3D modeling for curved surfaces, is
nearing completion of its work on Gehry Partners’ current project, the New World
Symphony campus expansion in Miami Beach. The project is a celebration of curved
surfaces, and Gehry’s vision calls for curves in almost every space of the
FUNCTION, MEET FORM
The future of sustainable design brightens as Dyson unveils the latest
Airblade™ hand dryer: White.
More than ever architects and designers recognize the need
for environmentally responsible design, without sacrificing aesthetics.
Answering this challenge, Dyson introduces the latest iteration of the Airblade™
hand dryer, White. Drying hands in just 12 seconds, the white Airblade™ is a
sustainable, hygienic hand drying solution that suits distinctive styles.
Bird Protection Glass by NanaWall Systems
For years, ornithologists have been looking for an architectural solution
for preventing or reducing bird deaths from glass impacts. It is estimated
window collisions kill between 100 million and 1 billion birds each year in the
U.S. Bird-Safe Design Standards are part of green building trends.
New Standard Form Multi-Party Agreement – Good for Project Behavior
The construction industry evolves constantly – always searching for faster
construction at less cost and with more efficient management. Hand in hand with
this change comes the need for construction documents that keep pace with new
technology, delivery methods, and new practices.
Construction Cost Trends for 2010
The housing slump continues but it may be bottoming out. We’ll see later on
this year. The commercial sector is in the midst of a slowdown. Occupancy rates
which were shrinking by as much as 10% in some markets are now down 15%. We
will have to see how the effects of a downturn in this sector affect local
commercial banks and hope it’s not a replay of the housing bubble burst. Public
construction, which was strong a year ago, has slowed down significantly and has
flattened out compared to last year. Unemployment in construction now hovers
above 20% and shows no signs of a strong rebound. This all leads to a 10 to 15%
decrease in construction spending as a whole.
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The DCD Building Square Foot Cost Guide
Design Cost Data™ magazine includes a Building Sq. Ft. Cost
Guide in each issue. These square foot cost guides have been assembled from
projects in our database, the DCD Archives™ online at DCD.COM. These guides are
provided to the industry by DCD as a benchmark for future building costs.
DCD is based on the philosophy that actual buildings, when
coupled with up-to-date cost indices, are the most reliable basis for future
building costs. The buildings appearing in this guide reflect square foot costs
that have been escalated to April 2010 and targeted to a historical location
factor of 1 (escalate these projects and more online at
After publication these cost guides reside at DCD.COM. Please
visit DCD.COM for other sq. ft. building cost guides for LEED®, Medical,
Commercial and more.
DCD Cost Guides
|Case Studies Case Studies Archive|
File: Civic• DuPont
Environmental Education Center at the Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife
• Mount Kisco
Mount Kisco, New York
• Ford County Jail
& Sheriff's Office
Dodge City, Kansas
File: Educational• Gainesville
High School, Media Center Addition & Renovations
Christian High School
• A Major Addition to
Terre Haute, Indiana
• Notre Dame Catholic
• College Residence Dorm
Bloomfield, New Jersey
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