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Understanding Life Cycle Cost Analysis for Long-Term Project Success

In the world of construction and infrastructure development, the concept of cost often gets reduced to initial construction expenses. However, it’s essential to go beyond this limited perspective by considering lifecycle costing, an approach that evaluates the total cost of owning and operating a facility over its entire lifespan.

Project Spotlight: Bend's 2nd Street Warming Shelter

At JLD Cost Consulting, we continuously strive for excellence in delivering top-notch cost consulting services across various sectors. One of the most rewarding recent projects that we supported was the renovation of the 2nd Street Warming Shelter in Bend, a vital resource for the local homeless community.

Project Spotlight: Mojave Air and Spaceport- Runway Rehabilitation

JLD Cost Consulting had the privilege of partnering with Mojave Air and Space Port on this significant runway rehabilitation project.”  Click the link to learn more below about our experience working with this cutting-edge aviation facility to expand their runway capacity.

A Farewell To Spreadsheets

The absence of a clear audit trail in spreadsheets can also make it challenging to pinpoint the roots of errors, potentially impacting the cost-efficiency of operations. JLD sees this as an opportunity to explore better, more transparent methods for tracking and improving workplace processes.While spreadsheets have been the go-to solution for many years, they may not always be the most adaptable or user-friendly option. Implementing changes can be time-consuming, and the static nature of spreadsheets often lead to frustrating error cascades.

JLD Cost Consulting: Championing Value Engineering for Optimized Results

Did you know that the benefits of Value Engineering (VE) extend beyond cost savings? At JLD Cost Consulting, we believe VE is not just a cost-cutting exercise, but a systematic method to enhance overall project value.

The Importance of Constructability Reviews in Project Success: An Insider Look from JLD Cost Consulting

In the realm of construction and infrastructure development, the success of a project hinges on a multitude of factors, including risk management, cost estimating, project delivery and constructability reviews. Here at JLD Cost Consulting, we provide the constructability  reviews that play a pivotal role in ensuring project success.

Terminal One, Port of Vancouver USA

We are honored to be part of this award-winning project that showcases the best of design excellence and public-private partnership in the Pacific Northwest.

Independence Day

Happy Fourth of July from JLD Cost Consulting!

Cost Consulting 101: Terms to Know

Cost Consulting 101: Terms to Know

When working with a cost consultant as the owner of a project, you may hear a number of terms that are new to you, or at least new in the context they’re being used. This field has a language of its own, and a good consultant will break down every step of the process...

The Budgetary Value of Proactive Communication with Stakeholders

The Budgetary Value of Proactive Communication with Stakeholders

In many construction projects, multiple stakeholders are involved, creating a complex web of approvals, opinions and needs. Actively communicating with each stakeholder and integrating them in the process is often a job for a dedicated project manager given the amount...

Why the True Cost and Value of Materials Matters

Why the True Cost and Value of Materials Matters

An independent cost estimator (ICE) offers clients the benefit of extensive expertise in many aspects of a construction project. One important but often misunderstood area of support is the assessment of the cost and value of materials. Whether providing a...


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