Blog: Design & Estimating

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March 22, 2021
Designing Flexible Medical Care Facilities

Medical care facilities were designed with “normal” care business in mind. They were certainly not designed with the flexibility needed to treat pandemic patients. So let's examine a few ways healthcare facilities leaders can create facilities flexibility.

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March 18, 2021
Materials Make the Difference: 5 Parameters to Help You Select Green Construction Materials

Selecting the right green construction materials can be difficult. It's hard to know which ones truly follow sustainable practices from their raw state to the supply shelf. As you consider materials, examine the process required to get to that end-state material along these five parameters.

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March 16, 2021
Case Study: 4 Key Tenets for Federal Cost Estimates

A reliable federal cost estimate generally stands atop four principal tenets, giving the estimate sturdy and integrous support. But what happens when one or more of those tenets are forgotten? Read to find out.

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March 9, 2021
3 Federal Estimating Guidelines to Avoid Budget Issues

Federal methods of cost estimation for new construction, renovation and repair projects are not always up to date. With so many Federal facilities to build and maintain every year, this can be a big problem for government budgets. Here are three Federal estimating guidelines to help keep budget issues at bay.

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March 5, 2021
Using Cost Item Assemblies to Improve Estimating Accuracy

Developing accurate, thorough and defendable cost estimates on a consistent basis is an arduous and - sometimes - imposing undertaking. But cost item assemblies can make estimators' jobs easier by providing trusted components that are already vetted for scope completeness and price accuracy.

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