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DCD Builder Product Revue
Curved Panels Help Jet Ranch Main Hangar Facility to Stand Apart
    Jet Ranch is a design-built, 82,400 square foot facility at the Carson City (Nevada) Airport. The multi-building complex features customized aircraft hangars available for lease and a main hangar that is privately held for use by the owner. In planning the 34, 214 square foot main hangar facility, the design team at Licata Hansen Associates Architecture (Reno, Nevada) wanted to create a building that would stand apart visually from the leased hangar space and would also have the ability to house larger aircraft.
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DCD InSights
Measure Twice, Cut Once
How the JOC Scope of Work Process Limits Surprises on a Project’s Bottom Line

    Quite a few articles describe the benefits of Job Order Contracting (JOC) for facilities owners, but few come from a different angle and discuss the actual process of developing a scope of work utilizing the JOC process and a unit price book. 
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Three Popular Bond Forms Updated by AIA
    The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently updated three bond forms used frequently in the industry. Released in June 2010 these updated bonds highlight the AIA’s efforts to collaborate with industry stakeholders and practitioners in the development process.
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    If you ask Brian Belden when the turning point for Belden Brick was, he'll take you all the way back to the beginning. "I believe that would have been in 1885," he says, "when Henry Belden decided to manufacture brick pavers on his farm just outside of Canton. It’s significant because Canton had no paved streets back then and this need gave his new venture a jumpstart. Of course, the addition of paved streets was of great importance to Canton, too."
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DCD Cost Trends
Construction Cost Trends for 2010

  Housing is still stagnant but may be bottoming out. The federal tax credit for first time buyers has expired and after a few months of uncertainty, the market seems to be seeking its own level, let’s wait and hope. In some key markets, housing prices are actually starting to rise. On the other hand, public construction, once the bright spot of the industry, is petering out and we are hopeful that the stimulus money allotted by congress for infrastructure will be spent soon and help stem the tide. Virtually all of the sectors of commercial construction are down, and represent a cumulative 15% decrease. After a downturn of 5-7% last year, hospitality spending has evaporated. It is down over 50% compared to last year. At publication, the total construction industry is 12-15% off of last year’s mark.
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DCD Cost Guides
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 www.d4cost.net/dcd/login).
    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.
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Case Studies     

File: Commercial

• Nashville Hangar, Inc.
   MNAA Airport Nashville, Tennessee

• Allendale Town Center Renovation & Addition
   Allendale, New Jersey

File: Civic

• Montgomery County Detention Facility
   Montgomery, Alabama

• Fort Smith Transit Station
   Fort Smith, Arkansas

• Osterhout Free Library, Exterior Restoration
   Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

• Alice Keith Park
   Beaumont, Texas

File: Educational

• Stowers Elementary & Barrington Middle Combination School
   Lithia, Florida

• StoneBridge Elementary School
   Rankin County School District, Brandon, Mississippi

File: Medical

• Evans Family Dental
   Austin, Texas

File: Office

• Fairmont Supply Corporate Headquarters
   Southpointe, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania

• Utilities Analyses, Inc.
   Suwanee, Georgia

File: Recreational

• New Holland Recreational Center
   New Holland, Pennsylvania

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