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Customers can Evaluate the Cost Impact of Using "Green" Methods and Materials

Today, Beck Technology, LLC and FutureStone Partners Ltd announced the first "green" assembly available in DProfiler with RSMeans - a Macro Building Information Modeler. The eco-friendly/energy efficient assembly is available for cost analysis in the conceptual and early design phases, establishing a feasible way to integrate "green" methods and materials into buildings.

"The ability to easily evaluate the financial impact of using 'green' methods and materials, without adding to the cost/time of design, is a real breakthrough for customers," said Randy McGuffee, Vice President of FutureStone. "The push for 'greener' building methods continues to grow more urgent every year; the demand is enormous."

Customers are often overwhelmed with the complexity of fitting "green" products into their current processes. Adding "green" assemblies to the DProfiler with RSMeans database allows Architects and builders to evaluate the cost impact and scope "green" options.

The first "green" assembly to be added to DProfiler with RSMeans is a wall assembly using insulating concrete forms (ICF) to construct poured-in-place, reinforced concrete walls for the building. The resulting walls are durable, energy efficient and soundproof. This assembly is eco-friendly and contributes towards Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Certification and other energy efficiency designations. The use of ICF's for the forming, insulation and finish attachment make this assembly cost competitive to more traditional wall assemblies, very often generating up-front construction savings on a project.

"Beck Technology is pleased to offer 'green' options in DProfiler through our partnership with FutureStone," said Stewart Carroll, COO, Beck Technology. "This 'green' assembly will continue to advance and expand to become a more elaborate and comprehensive set of 'green' options for use in DProfler with RSMeans."

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