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CERL and Gordian Partner to Bring RSMeans data to BUILDER


Gordian, the leading provider of facility and construction cost data,
software and expertise, announced today that its RSMeans data can now be
integrated into the BUILDER™ Sustainment Management System™ (SMS)
catalog. This capability was developed in partnership with the
Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) under a Cooperative
Research and Development Agreement (CRADA).

BUILDER™ SMS supports the collection and synthesis of information about
facility assets to understand their condition and performance and plan
for repair, restoration and renovation activities. Department of Defense
components are mandated to use the BUILDER™ SMS software application for
facility condition assessment, planning and budgeting activities.
Multiple civilian federal government agencies, as well as municipal
governments and private industries, are also adopting the technology.

"The IDA Science and Technology Institute, in a recent report,
identified the need for accurate and up-to-date reference costs as a
primary ingredient for successful implementation of BUILDER™ SMS," said
William Pollak, President of Gordian. "RSMeans data is already the cost
basis for much of the pre-construction work among BUILDER™ SMS users, so
integrating our data with this emerging asset management tool is a huge

The CRADA enabled Gordian to partner with CERL,
part of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, to
contribute their own research and development efforts consistent with
the Federal agency's mission. Gordian Cost Engineers invested more than
six months and thousands of labor hours into mapping RSMeans data to the
BUILDER™ SMS task catalog. With this powerful technology, users benefit
from integrated and aligned construction cost data in their asset
management and reporting efforts.

"This was no small undertaking," said Gordian's Robert Mewis, Director
of Engineering. "The BUILDER™ SMS catalog contains more than 3,400
items, requiring unique combinations of RSMeans data, as well as
configuring existing information to meet the needs of BUILDER™ SMS. The
BUILDER™ SMS cost catalog is a new and unique dataset."

The BUILDER™ SMS cost catalog with RSMeans
is now available from Gordian.

About Gordian

Gordian (,
Fortive company
, is the leader in facility and construction cost
data, software and services for all phases of the building lifecycle. A
pioneer of Job Order Contracting, Gordian's solutions also include
proprietary RSMeans data and Sightlines facility benchmarking and
analysis. From planning to design, procurement, construction and
operations, Gordian's solutions help clients maximize efficiency,
optimize cost savings and increase building quality.

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