the newsletter of tbd consultants - edition 3, 3rd qtr 2006

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The TBD Bid Index
Value Engineering
MasterFormat 2004

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The TBD Bid Index

How are bid prices changing in relation to the changes in labor and material prices? There are plenty of cost indexes that show how labor and material costs change over time, and we are starting an index to show how changes in bid prices. Click the link below to find out more about the TDB Bid Index.



Value Engineering

Value engineering was devised during World War II, and has continued to prove its worth since that time. We discuss the history and practice of Value Engineering in this article.



Museums come in a bewildering selection of types, so what are the issues affecting the design of them? We address these issues in this article.


CSI's MasterFormat 2004

MasterFormat has 16 Divisions, right? Well, the 1995 edition has, but what about the 2004 edition? Here we look at the changes occurring in MasterFormat.


Design consultant: Katie Levine of Vallance, Inc.