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September-October 2011 Issue November/December
2011


DCD Square Foot Cost Analysis Sustainable Housing
    The projects highlighted here show a variety of environmentally friendly home building methods along with their dif ferent ratings attained from NAHB, LEED® and Energy Star® and their projected cost to build across the nation.
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DCD Technical Articles
LEGALLY SPEAKING: New International Green Construction Code “Sprouting Up” in 2012
    No doubt you have heard about LEED®, Green Globes® and Energy Star green standards in the United States. There are also state and regional standards such as California’s CALGreen Code and Green Built™ Texas that have made a major impact on both public and private construction. Recently, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) joined efforts to develop and release the International Green Construction Code (IGCC). The State of Maryland recently passed legislation (effective March 2012) enabling local jurisdictions to adopt the IGCC as a requirement for new construction in that state. Previously, the IGCC was adopted by the State of Rhode Island, the cities of Richland, Washington and Ft. Collins, Colorado, as well as local governments in the State of New Hampshire.
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DCD Builder Product Revue
Insulating Concrete Forms Provide Benefits In A Wide Range Of Applications
    Increasingly, architects, contractors and builders are faced with growing demands to simultaneously improve performance while reducing costs and meeting green standards. Similarly, homeowners and commercial building tenants are more attuned to energy efficiencies, cost factors and sustainability, as well as the comfort factors of the homes and buildings they occupy.
    From design and construction all the way to the end user, Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs) deliver benefits throughout a project’s lifecycle, from requiring fewer materials and a smaller, more agile building crew to delivering great sound attenuation, insulation and low energy costs to the occupants. As an alternative to conventional construction, ICFs provide structure, insulation, vapor and air barriers, sound barriers, and fastening strips while minimizing costs and maximizing efficiencies. 

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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

• White Tank Branch Library & Nature Center
   Waddell, Arizona
   LEED® Platinum

• Centennial Hills Library
   Las Vegas, Nevada
   LEED® Gold

• District Three Community Auditorium
   Spartanburg, South Carolina
   Sustainable

• Largo Community Center
   Largo, Florida
   LEED® Platinum

• Musconetcong River Resource Center
   Asbury, New Jersey
   LEED® Platinum


File: Educational

• Casey Middle School
   Boulder, Colorado
   LEED® for Schools Platinum Pending

• Bismarck High School
   Bismarck, Arkansas
   LEED® Silver Pending

• Johnston Community College Learning Resource Center
   Smithfield, North Carolina
   LEED® Pending

• Wofford College Goodall Environmental Studies Center
   Glendale, South Carolina
   Awarded LEED® Platinum

• Summit Elementary School
   Casper, Wyoming
   Sustainable

• V. Sue Cleveland High School
   Rio Rancho, New Mexico
   LEED® Silver Pending

• Music Education & Performance Building, Florida Gulf Coast University
   Fort Myers, Florida
   LEED® Gold


File: Medical

• El Rio Community Health Center, El Pueblo Clinic
   Tucson, Arizona
   LEED® Gold


File: Office

• Columbia Shores Office Condominium
   Vancouver, Washington
   LEED® Silver Certified


File: Residential

• Mockingbird Terrace Homes
   Louisville, Kentucky
  
LEED® Pending

• Kenmore Apartments Senior Housing
   Chicago, Illinois
   Awarded LEED® Platinum

    

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