the newsletter of tbd consultants - edition 8, 4th qtr 2007

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In this Edition

Why Project Costs Vary
Office Design Issues
Value Engineering
IFCs - Industry Foundation Classes

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Why Project Costs Vary

Escalation starts to tame down, but why have some projects seemingly been affected more by recent escalation than others? In this article we look at some of the special drivers affecting the cost of construction projects.


Office Design Issues

The office has not been replaced by telecommuting as many were suggesting a few years ago. In this article we look at some of the special issues influencing the design of office buildings today.



Value Engineering

Value Engineering has taken a higher priority as project costs have raced past budgets, but should Value Engineering really be centered on cost? In this article we look at what VE is and how it is conducted.


Geoff’s IT Gems
IFC – Industry Foundation Classes

Design teams need to collaborate on building information models, so do all members of the team need to use the same software? Happily, that is not the case, and here we look at how BIMs can be shared.


Design consultant: Katie Levine of Vallance, Inc.