DCD User Tip #1
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Use the DCD Magazine & DCD Archives to their Full Potential
Welcome to our first
subscriber newsletter providing User Tips on DCD magazine and the DCD Archives
and what it can do for you.
Design Cost Data and the DCD Archives online at DCD.COM, are your cost resources
for preliminary estimating, budgeting, estimate validation tool, and guide to
industry building and cost information.
Do you use the DCD Archives? For those of you that haven’t had a chance I am
going to devote this first newsletter on how to get logged in and set up using
The DCD Archives is included with your subscription. It is a 1,300 plus project
database of projects featured in DCD along with DCD’s cost indexes. By using the
built-in tools all projects can be modeled to your date and location generating
a new square foot cost model.
Start off by going to DCD.COM and clicking on Subscriber Login.
On the left hand side you will see Login/User name – under that box is a link to
Sign Up. When you click on Sign Up you will then create a User Name, Password
and fill in your email address.
An email will then be sent to you to Activate your account. (If you do not
receive an email please call us at 800-533-5680).
Go to your email and find the email DCD Archives Account Set. Click on it and
then put in your User Name and Password.
Click that you Agree with the Basic Terms of Agreement for using the website.
A one time only screen will appear for you to Associate Your Account. Fill in
your DCD Subscriber Number (found on your DCD mailing label after your last name
DCXXXX or call us at 800-533-5680) and the mailing zip code for your
subscription. Click Associate and you’re finished. This is the only time you
will need to complete this process.
You are now ready to use the DCD Archives! Click on Help and view an online
video on how to use the DCD Archives. If you have any questions we are only a
phone call away at 800-533-5680.
DCD Magazine News: The May/June issue of DCD will have a new feature – Legally
Speaking by Matthew DeVries. Part I of Minimizing the Legal Pitfalls of
Sustainable Design & Construction will be his first column.
Would any of your associates benefit from a subscription to DCD and access to
the DCD Archives? If so we offer Group Subscription rates with or without DCD
delivered in the mail. Please call us at 800-533-5680 for more information.
Thank you for your subscription to Design Cost Data. We hope these newsletters
will be helpful to you in using your DCD subscription to its fullest potential.
I hope you have a great day.
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DCD User Tip #1 -
Let's Get Started