Design Cost Data is the cost estimating magazine for design and
construction, and is the largest provider of historical construction cost for
the purpose of preliminary cost estimating and cost modeling in America.
Established in 1958, DCD is unique among publications servicing the construction
marketplace as architects, specifiers, builders, and developers use DCD and the
actual construction costs it publishes as benchmarks for preliminary cost
DCD subscribers can access over 1,500 actual projects, as seen in DCD, in the
DCD Archives™ for early construction budgets, cost modeling, estimate validation
and more. Subscribers select a similar project to the one they are building and
retarget to their new bid date and location. A new cost model is created
reflecting an updated square foot cost broken out in the popular CSI MasterFormat™ divisions.
Cost Data magazine and the DCD Archives™ are the construction cost references
you need. The projects archived in the DCD Archives™ are separated in over 100
different building types (schools, medical offices, libraries, churches,
assisted living, and more) to make it easy to find just the right project for
your new cost model. The DCD Archives™ is updated with each issue of DCD and
includes cost escalators through 2018 and over 600 regional modifiers to provide
reliable cost models. The DCD Archives™ is unique to the industry as you are
benchmarking your new projects on real, historical construction costs.
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