Lisa Cooley of RSMeans Presents to Design-Build Community at DBIA Federal Sector Conference

September 09, 2013

RSMeans’ Program Director for JOC and Custom Cost Engineering speaks to record crowds attending Design-Build Institute of America Federal Project Delivery Symposium

RSMeans’ Lisa Cooley spoke to the DBIA Federal Sector Conference in National Harbor, Maryland. Her presentation, “Design-Build Downsized,” highlighted ways federal owners can use the design-build method of construction for small projects and explored Multiple Award Contracts and Job Order Contracts (JOCs) that leverage RSMeans pricing data.

This year’s 2013 DBIA Federal Sector Conference highlighted seminars and sessions for best practices, technology and innovation and exemplary projects that take advantage of alternative project delivery. The conference attracted a record number of federal agency/owners, designers, builders and other members of public project delivery teams.

“As facility investments are impacted by the federal budget crisis, it becomes more and more important for owners to squeeze maximum value out of their existing building stock and their contracting methodologies,” stated Lisa Cooley, Program Director for JOC and Custom Contracting, RSMeans. “Tools like Job Order Contracting and other IDIQ Design-Build contracts are ideal for these types of investments — making owners and contractors more efficient in their use of federal construction dollars.

For more information about using RSMeans for Job Order Contracting or to download the presentation slides, go to www.reedconstructiondata.com/market-intelligence/job-order-contracting.

About RSMeans
RSMeans, a division of Reed Construction Data, is North America’s leading source of construction cost information. RSMeans offers dependable cost data that is locally relevant, accurate and up-to-date. Available in a convenient book, CD and online formats, RSMeans services are designed to help owners, developers, architects, engineers, and contractors estimate and control construction costs. RSMeans specialists are on staff to assist with cost data and estimating needs. Construction professionals may also utilize seminars and consulting services for added support. To learn more, please visit www.rsmeans.com.

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