the newsletter of tbd consultants - edition 5, 1st qtr 2007

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Cost Management
Heavy and Light Rail
TBD Bid Index
Windows Vista is Here!

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Cost Management
Gordon Beveridge

What is the difference between estimating and cost management? How do the two work together, and where does Value Engineering fit in? Gordon discusses these and other issues in this article.



Heavy and Light Rail Systems - On Track
Geoff Canham

Light Rail and Heavy Rail systems are redefining our cities. What makes Light Rail light and Heavy Rail heavy? What differentiates one from the other? This article looks into these issues.



The TBD Bid Index

Construction prices continue on their upward surge, but how long is this trend going to continue, and what would we recommend as allowance for future escalation? Click the link below for our review of the current market and the updated TDB Bid Index.



Geoff’s IT Gems
Windows Vista is Here!

Microsoft XP has proved to be a very popular operating system, but now Windows Vista has finally arrived. Will the transition be easy or painful? What's new, and what's the same? Geoff has been trying out the beta version of Vista, and you can read his review of the new operating system by clicking the link below.


Design consultant: Katie Levine of Vallance, Inc.