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An Accurate Budget Estimate is the First Line of Defense Against Cost Overruns

Posted: July 5, 2016 | Tradewinds, Estimating

On Bell Rock off the coast of Angus, Scotland, sits the world’s oldest surviving lighthouse. This 116-foot-tall granite structure was built by Robert Stevenson. Construction on the project began in 1807, and it was completed and functioning by February 1811, making the construction duration around five years. The cost exceeded the original budget estimate by 60%.

Just another example of a public-funded project exceeding budgets of time and money?

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How Do You Use DCD Magazine?

Posted: March 4, 2016 | Estimating

Are you getting the most out of this publication? Is it possible that DCD can be an even greater resource to you and your firm?

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Let’s Level the Playing Field

Let’s Level the Playing Field

Posted: March 1, 2016 | Estimating

Is it fair to place the burden of a quantity take-off on the contractor/sub-contractor?

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