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March-April 2014 Issue

March-April
2014


DCD Technical Articles
U.S. Supreme Court Alert:
High Court Addresses Forum Selection Clause in Construction Dispute

    Did you know that the United States Supreme Court—the highest court in the nation—receives approximately 10,000 petitions for a writ of certiorari each year? And the Supreme Court grants and hears oral argument in about 75-80 cases. So when a construction case makes it to the list of appeals, the industry watches carefully. 
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DCD InSights - Industry Innovations:
Revu 12
The next innovative evolution from Bluebeam Software

    Bluebeam® Software enables professionals to collaborate and comment on project documents in their day-to-day operations. Revu®, the company’s flagship solution, includes industry-standard and customizable markup tools, such as Clouds and Callouts, to signal issues on a drawing that keep project communication clear and concise among team members and save organizations valuable time and money.    
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DCD Cost Trends
Construction Cost Trends for 2014

 
  Housing construction is up again and commercial is following, but at a lower rate of growth. Housing will be up approximately 10-15% this year and commercial up about 5-8%. Total construction is up, but up from historic lows. The heady days of 2002-2006 will not be seen again, so the “good” news is tempered with the reality that we will have to deal with a construction market that is developing its own “new normal.” These are positive trends for our industry as a whole with a few sectors (notably public spending) not enjoying the good news, but overall it’s a good direction to be going in.
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The DCD Medical Building Square Foot Cost Guide
    Design Cost Data™ magazine includes a new Square Foot 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 February 2014 and targeted to a historical location factor of 1 (escalate these projects and more online at www.dcd.com/subscriber login).
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Case Studies     

File: Civic
 

• College Station Fire Station #6
   College Station, Texas

• Camp Crook Ranger Station
   Camp Crook, South Dakota

• Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse Modernization
   Grand Junction, Colorado
   LEED® Platinum

• Heartwood: Southwest Virginia's Artisan Gateway
   Abingdon, Virginia
  
LEED® Certified


File: Educational
 

• Alumni Hall, Lincoln Park
   Midland, Pennsylvania

• Red Bank Middle School
   Chattanooga, Tennessee
  
Sustainable


File: Industrial
 

• Battery Innovation Center
   Newberry, Indiana


File: Office
 

• JAX Chamber of Commerce Renovation
   Jacksonville, Florida
  
LEED® Certification Pending


File: Recreational
 

• Spirit Lake Casino & Resort Renovation
   St. Michael, North Dakota


File: Religious

First United Methodist Church
   Katy, Texas

St. Eugene Catholic Church
   Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


File: Religious

Elkins First Ward Apartments
   Elkins, West Virginia


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