the newsletter of tbd consultants - 4th qtr 2015

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Life Cycle Costing

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Drones, or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, are being seen buzzing around the skies fairly commonly these days. In this article we look at some of the implication of their use, and the kind of roles they are finding in construction.


Interesting Times

The slowdown in the Chinese market led to a record points drop in the Dow, and here we look at the implications of this and other worldwide events on the US market.


Life Cycle Costing

The construction cost of a new building, or a building upgrade, is a substantial investment, but it can pale in significance when compared with other costs incurred during the life of the building. Here we take a look at a procedure for including these life-cycle costs when assessing the value of a construction project.



Design consultant: Katie Levine of Vallance, Inc.