Data and the DCD Archives™ online at DCD.COM, are your cost resources for
preliminary estimating, budgeting, estimate validation, and guide to industry
building and cost information. Following is Tip #2 in a series of suggestions on
using DCD magazine and the DCD Archives to their full potential.
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. All projects
can be modeled to your date and location generating a new square foot cost
Once logged on to the DCD Archives you will need to find a project that fits
your needs. On the left hand side of your screen you will notice the drop down
menus: Category, Building Use; Foundation Types; Interior Wall; Exterior Wall;
Floor; Roof; and Project Type. Or if you know the Case Study number as it
appeared in DCD magazine you can use the Case Number field at the top of the
To select a project simply click on the drop down menu per selection. For
Foundation: CON (Concrete)
Exterior Walls: MAS (Brick)
Project Type: NEW (New construction)
found 2 projects:
CM020560 Members Choice Credit Union 4,000 SF 1 Floor
CM040929 Cambridge Bank 4,520 SF 1 Floor
Queries are sorted by square footage by default – ascending order.
For a definition of Search Codes go to Help in the Blue Bar located at the top
of the screen. Click on Construction Classifications Key for information.
Following these easy steps will locate just the right project to fit your needs
DCD Magazine News: The May/June issue of DCD is in the mail. You can also view
the current issue in digital format at DCD.COM. This issue includes the new
feature – Legally Speaking by Matthew DeVries. Part I of Minimizing the Legal
Pitfalls of Sustainable Design & Construction.
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 using your DCD subscription to its fullest potential.
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