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Rethinking Value Engineering’s Bad Reputation

Rethinking Value Engineering’s Bad Reputation

The term value engineering (VE) is commonly taken out of context and used to cut budgets and does not add value. The Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) tends to have a rudimentary understanding of payback periods, which are critical to decision-making....

Green Lumber Reduces Global Warming and Costs

Green Lumber Reduces Global Warming and Costs

With environmental realities bearing down, the construction industry is faced with both finding and implementing sustainable solutions to significantly reduce projects’ carbon footprints. According to Architecture 2030, the built environment contributes to greenhouse...

Scott|Edwards Chosen for Lake Oswego Aquatics Center

Congratulations to Scott|Edwards Architecture for winning the Lake Oswego Aquatics and Recreation Center. JLD Cost Consulting is proud to be a part of the team awarded this project for "their demonstrated ability to deliver projects on budget (and) understanding of...

Top Management Consulting Firm

Portland Business Journal lists JLD in the Top Management Consulting Firms. Founded in 2011 with the purpose of delivering highly qualified and accurate estimates to clients, JLD is a well-established construction consulting company rooted in the Pacific Northwest....

Rising interest rates will not upset the apple cart this year.

The capital markets play a significant role in the investment and continued growth of the commercial real estate sector. The outlook of the financial landscape and what we can expect from the capital markets in 2016 has a significant impact on investment decisions...

Why construction productivity has very little change.

Why construction struggles to compete with rival industries Along with labor shortages, increasing regulations and lot availability problems, one issue spans all sectors of the construction industry, leaving professionals fraught with concern. That issue is...


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