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December 10, 2020
Untangling the Web: How Current Cost Data Reduces the Risk of Overruns for DOD Construction

There’s no single solution for untangling the complex web of factors that threaten to drive up the costs of every DOD construction project. But possessing current construction costs can make that web a whole lot looser.

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August 25, 2020
To Stay or to Go: Weighing the Financial Impact of Agency Relocation with the City Cost Index

How can you build an estimate for a large, complex project and be confident that your figures reflect actual market costs for different locales? It’s a difficult task. Luckily, there are tools designed to address this exact problem: The City Cost Index and predictive cost data.

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July 22, 2020
Orchestrating Collaborative Construction Cost Estimates

To successfully create collaborative construction cost estimates, you need to understand the roles being played, appreciate how roles affect each other, establish a common organizational framework and designate a “conductor.” Learn more in this blog post.

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June 4, 2020
What a Construction Estimator Does: An Important Role in the Construction Process

Construction estimators are a crucial part of the construction process. It's a construction estimator's job to to determine the cost of a building project. But as simple as that may sound , construction estimating requires a lot of skill.

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May 22, 2020
Implementing GAO Best Practices for Cost Estimating with RSMeans Data Online

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently updated their Cost Estimating and Assessment Best Practices Guide. Read this to learn how RSMeans Data Online can help Federal estimators apply the new GAO recommendations to construction cost estimates.

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