Blog: Planning

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July 15, 2019
Data Analysis and Its Strategic Role in Facilities Management

For people who manage facilities, tracking data about the care of physical assets is standard practice. But how data is tracked and what is done with it remains inconsistent. Discover what benchmarking and data analysis can do for facilities in this blog post.

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June 17, 2019
Advancing Preconstruction: Estimating with Predictive Cost Data

We take an inside look at this year’s Advancing Preconstruction & Estimating show, which brought together industry professionals to discover best practices and tools for efficient preconstruction.

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May 23, 2019
Efficiencies in Construction Estimating

The sweet spot of efficient construction estimating is in the convergence of cost, accuracy and speed. Here are four critical elements to make sure you have optimal efficiency in your estimating and preconstruction processes.

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May 9, 2019
Value Engineering for Construction

The process of value engineering is trusted by design teams to help project owners make the most of their resources and build trusting client relationships. This breakdown of value engineering will cover a brief history of its creation, when to use this tested methodology for optimal benefits and what steps are required in the process.

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February 7, 2019
What the Data Says: 2018 Steel Costs

Last spring and summer, we used RSMeans data to track wild swings in steel costs. Last fall, we noticed a significant cost slow down. Check out where steel prices settled at the end of 2018 in this edition of What the Data Says.

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