“If you need a machine and don’t buy it, then you will ultimately find that you have paid for it and don’t have it.”                    Henry Ford

You can start using Building CATALYST in different ways. To automate and improve your planning and conceptual cost modeling capabilities, CATALYST’s Core Features will be suffice. If, or when, you’re ready to adopt to a fully integrated, end-to-end, construction data system, you’ll need to add our Enterprise, Estimating and Data Importing features.  You can mix and match depending on your strategic plan for technology-supported process improvement. Contact us at to learn more, or to get started.

Historical Recording & Analysis (90-day trial)

Under this trial subscription, you will gain objective knowledge and deep insights about buildings from a sampling of your own completed projects. CATALYST will record the first two or three approved projects based on selected drawings and actual cost documents (i.e. estimates and/or pay applications). CATALYST will also provide an analysis of these projects compared to the baseline data of other projects outside your organization. This is important to get you off to a good start in establishing your own structured historical data system.

During this trial period, you will also be able to use Catalyst for modeling and analyzing current projects.

After this trial, there’s no obligation to continue. If you decide to become a paid member, you can start as follows.

Core Features

Our Core Features provide plenty of new technology and process improvement to get started. These include Historical Data Mining, Planning and Modeling, HD Benchmarking, Set-based Prototyping, Target Value Setting, and Project Tracking. The following costs apply:

One time charge of $2,000 for start up and training plus,

A monthly charge per member (company, etc.) of $400 plus,

A monthly charge per user (individual) of $75 for full project owner/editor rights

There is no charge for access users (to view and print reports and charts).

Add Enterprise Features

Full Planning and Analysis capability, personalized Web Portal, and Information Center can be added as follows:

 One time charge of $1,500 plus,

 A monthly charge per member (company, institution, agency, etc.) of $300.

 A monthly charge per users (individual) of $50 for full project owner/editor rights.

Add Assembly Cost Catalog and Estimating

The Assembly (and Component) Cost Catalog and Estimating system can be added as follows:

 One time charge of $1,500 plus,

 A monthly charge per member (company, institution, agency, etc.) of $200 plus,

 A monthly charge per user (individual) of $25 for full project owner/editor rights.

Add Data Importing

Automatic outside Data Importing (from program, BIM, third parting estimating, or accounting tools) can be added at the following rates:

 One time charge of $1,000 plus,

 A monthly charge per member (company, institution, agency, etc.) of $400.

 There is no additional monthly charge per user.


  • Access users have rights to view and print reports and charts – typically used by member’s clients and partners, and upper management.
  • Members can add and delete features at any time.
  • Subscriptions including Enterprise features require minimum of two users
  • Special purpose sub-portals for market distinctions or member’s customers are available.  Standard Reports: $1000 set up plus $300/mo per portal.
  • All subscriptions include email and webinar training support.
  • Not included in subscription fees: Travel expenses, services to be provided by Performance Building or other approved consultant members – such as on site training or support, project specific pre-construction services, assistance in modeling and analyzing projects,  BIM/estimating integration, etc.

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