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Design Cost Data Magazine Announces that the July-August 2018 Issue is Now Available

Posted: July 11, 2018 | Tradewinds

Design Cost Data’s Current Issue Focuses on Estimating, Alongside Project Case Studies

VISTA, Calif., July 11, 2018 – Design Cost Data magazine, the nation’s go-to source for construction costs based on actual projects, presents its July-August 2018 Edition, with a focus a construction estimating. Articles include topics such as: applying economies of scale to estimates, maximizing profits on all estimates, and compiling a cost history initiative to keep track of a company’s historical costs.

What’s more, DCD Magazine’s tried-and-true construction project case studies are included in this issue. Among these case studies, and featured on the cover, is the Boulder Jewish Community Center. This project embodies the timeless quality for architecture in its development – using local natural materials, simple forms, and qualities of solidity, permanence, and integrity found in Jewish tradition.

Other projects in this issue include: a renovation of a mall into a boutique-style retail center, an early childhood education center, a veterinary clinic, and senior housing adjacent to a historic downtown with proximity to services, transit, and retail. All twelve of these projects include square-foot prices for divisions and regional cost trends to help convert the total project cost to specific areas.

“We are pleased to have been able to include so many excellent articles on estimating, along with strong project case studies,” said Barb Castelli, Publisher of Design Cost Data. “This issue’s featured projects showcase senior affordable housing to the new trend of converting tired shopping areas into a vibrant boutique-style retail center. We hope our readers enjoy the issue.”

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About Design Cost Data

Launched in 1958, 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. Design Cost Data 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 estimating. More information about DCD can be found by visiting

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