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Construction Analytics


CMD provides us a wealth of information and has allowed our sales reps to stay on top of projects they may have otherwise not known about.

Alana, The Sapling Company, Inc
Manufacturer, PA

We use CMD not only for tracking current projects, but also for forecasting future business opportunities, identifying new potential clients and tracking business trends within our scope of work and geographical area of interest.

ASAP Fabrication & Supply

Construction Data Analytics Software

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Strong business starts with superior analytics

CMD’s Custom Analytics team works across boundaries and leverages information from all areas of CMD Construction Data to deliver customized solutions and tangible results to its customers. Backed by the industry’s most reliable sources of construction project and cost information, CMD’s data analysts and economists help clients make better-informed decisions, minimize risk and uncover new opportunities.

The Custom Analytics team specializes in analyzing and solving market challenges for a wide range of clients, including building product manufacturers, contractors, trade associations and consulting firms.


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Understand market opportunities for your products and services

Market size and product demand analysis evaluate the demand for a particular type of product (4-digit CSI code) based on specification penetration and “percent of spend.” RSMeans building models are applied to CMD’s project lead database to quantify the market opportunity for products in terms of material costs, labor costs and installed costs. The analysis extends to planning projects and bidding projects without specifications, which means the client’s view of relevant opportunities is not constrained by what’s been written into a spec.

Validate productivity and life-cycle costs of new product adoption

A custom calculator that compares the installed costs for a standard assembly (by project type and location) with the installed costs using a manufacturer-specific product. Building product manufacturer clients commonly use these calculators to educate owners and architects on the cost savings of using their products. For example, the products may have higher up-front costs to purchase the materials but the installed cost is much lower than average, resulting in a cost savings to the owner.

Demonstrate the productivity claims for new and existing products.

Time and motion studies are an installed cost analysis for manufacturer-specific products performed and validated by RSMeans engineers. The RSMeans team collects data, either in the field or in a controlled environment, on the labor and productivity rates to install a specific product and compares the results with U.S. labor and productivity averages. Many building product manufacturer clients use the results of these time and motion studies as input to their pricing model.


Custom analysis tailored to your company's unique needs. Expert consultants help interpret the information to make the most of your opportunity. Accurate information helps drive your company's decision-making, sales and marketing efforts.