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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 it.

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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Barb Castelli
Design Cost Data/DCD.COM

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