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September-October 2011 Issue September/October

DCD Square Foot Cost Analysis Metal Exterior & Roof
    The Building Cost Per Square Foot Analysis is compiled from actual new construction projects published by Design Cost Data™ magazine. This guide provides DCD readers a quick comparison of building construction costs on similar size projects.
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DCD Technical Articles
LEGALLY SPEAKING: What’s in Store for LEED? Second Comment Period Open for LEED 2012
    In what has been unofficially called LEED 2012, the U.S. Green Building Council (“USGBC”) opened the second public comment period from August 1 to September 14, 2011 for the next version of the LEED® rating system. According to the USGBC, a public comment period helps ensure that LEED continues to be at the vanguard of innovative design construction and operation of buildings and communities.
    The final version, which is expected to be released in late 2012, has some noteworthy proposed changes. First, LEED 2009 has 9 prerequisites and 49 credits, while the new draft has 15 prerequisites and 49 credits. Second, there are now 10 different categories in the new draft, as opposed to 7 categories in the prior versions. The three new categories, as well as some changes and additions to the existing categories, are explained in more detail below. Overall, these changes are either new credit categories, changes to the technical requirements, or revised point distribution.

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DCD Builder Product Revue
Thermomass Delivers Energy Efficient Building to Party Time Plus
    Party Time Plus is the largest exclusive party rental company in Montana. As a full service company, Party Time Plus provides everything for weddings, picnics, parties, trade shows or any special event in Montana, Wyoming and the Dakotas. As a growing business, they needed a new home that would serve their clients and their needs. AT Architecture of Billings delivered a new home that not only was attractive but efficient, highly insulated and move-in ready in a short time.
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Reformulated Garland StressPly® E High-Tensile Membrane Now More Eco-Friendly
    Garland’s newest StressPly® E (Environmental) modified bitumen membrane offers 500 lbf./in. of tensile strength, a variety of post- and pre- consumer recyclable materials, and rapidly renewable resources for increased sustainability. This high-strength, puncture- and fatigue-resistant membrane makes an ideal waterproofing and reinforcement layer for applications demanding a high level of environmental responsibility.
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DCD InSights
Pre-Engineered Building Works for Multi-Purpose Center

    South Tippah School District envisioned a multi-use center that would be an integral part of the school district and the community. From the very beginning of the Programming Phase, Shafer & Associates Architects worked with the district to design a building that would fulfill the needs of the district as well as the community.   
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Greenbrier Middle School a Model of Good Design
    Jackson Brown King Palculict Architects of Little Rock is dedicated to delivering projects that meet their client’s goals and needs. Their client, the School District of Greenbrier, Arkansas wanted a new middle school that followed the sustainable practices of today.  
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High-Performance Glass for High-Performance Schools
    Daylighting strategies can have a significant impact on energy consumption in educational facilities, particularly those that incorporate advanced solar control, low-e glasses such as double-silver-coated Solarban 60 glass and triple-silver-coated Solarban 70XL glass by PPG, both of which were specified for CY Middle School (featured on page 36 of this issue).  
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DCD Cost Trends
Construction Cost Trends for 2011

    Depending on the part of the country, housing is bottoming out and even showing signs of recovery. Nevertheless, fully 20% of home loans are “under water” and the effects of this remain to be realized. So we cautiously say that a further steep decline is probably not going to happen and that we should be starting to crawl out of the housing mess over the next three years.
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The DCD Square Foot Cost Guide for Buildings with Metal Construction
    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.
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Case Studies     

File: Civic

• Wayne Township Fire Department Building
   Goshen, Ohio

File: Commercial

• Westinghouse Electric Company Corporate Headquarters
   Cranberry, Pennsylvania
   LEED® Basic

• Sarasota Yacht Club
   Sarasota, Florida

• Party Time Plus
   Billings, Montana

• Roanoke Electric Cooperative
   Ahoskie, North Carolina

File: Educational

• Greenbrier Middle School
   Greenbrier, Arkansas

• Ripley High School Event Center
   Ripley, Mississippi

• CY Middle School
   Casper, Wyoming

File: Industrial

• Manzana Products
   Sebastopol, California

• Sonoma Wine Company
   Graton, California

File: Recreational

• California State University, Chico Wildcat Recreation Center
   Chico, California
   LEED® Gold Certified

File: Religious

• Good Shepherd Church
   Naperville, Illinois


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