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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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April 23, 2020
3 Reasons Federal Construction Procurement Can Be Slow

Government procurement processes have a reputation for gridlock. The great irony is that government construction procurement is slow for good reasons. The guardrails are for our protection. Here are three common reasons Federal construction procurement can be slow.

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March 26, 2020
COVID-19: How Federal Agencies and Workers Are Adapting Amid the Crisis

A flurry of developments and directives have emerged in the last week to provide guidance and increased flexibility as Federal workers look to fulfill, and at times adapt, their agency mission in the face of the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. Read the latest updates.

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February 14, 2020
Comparing 5 Delivery Methods for Construction Projects

We’ve been perfecting the Job Order Contracting process for over 30 years, but JOC is only one of many project delivery methods for procuring construction services. Knowing the differences between each method and when to use them can determine a projects’ success.

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February 12, 2020
Cost Breakdown: 4 Reasons Stainless Steel Costs Substantially More in 2020

Stainless steel prices grew 7% from 2019 to 2020. What’s causing that increase? Here are four factors attributing to the recent rise in stainless steel costs.

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