Spire’s consultants assisted the Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD) and the architect by providing a Basis of Estimate for the Security Upgrades to the SCVWD Administration and Headquarters Building in Santa Clara, California. The scope of the estimate involved three areas of construction; (1) American s With Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 parking modifications at the Administration Building and the Headquarters Building, (2) lobby security renovations at the Administration building, (3) security upgrades at the Headquarters building at the main lobby and two other entrances. The purpose of the interior renovations at both buildings was to provide a more secure facility with card readers required for access to separate employees from public access. Spire produced a basis of estimate report for the owner that included a design development cost estimate, preliminary construction cost summary, detailed elements cost breakdown, as well as several alternates. Spire also evaluated the impact of alternates to the project schedule. The SCVWD used Spire’s findings to evaluate a number of alternatives, identify cost savings opportunities, validate contractor bids, and negotiate contracts.