SOURCE: Hard Dollar Corporation

Hard Dollar Corporation

August 18, 2011 20:12 ET

Hard Dollar's "No-Cost Education Program" Launches at the University of Utah

HD Helps Prepare Utah's Future Leaders in Mining

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - Aug 18, 2011) - Hard Dollar Corporation, the leading provider of Project Cost Management solutions, announced today that the HD Mining solution will become part of the University of Utah's curriculum for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mining Engineering.

Hard Dollar's No-Cost Education Program makes it easy for students to gain experience with the world's most advanced cost and productivity software for mining. Students at the University of Utah will use HD Project Cost Management software extensively for their Senior Mining Projects. HD for Mining will empower students to create pre-feasibility, feasibility, definitive estimates, schedules, and forecasts in a life of mine plan.

University of Utah Associate Professor and Chair, Michael G. Nelson, Ph.D., attended hands-on training at the Hard Dollar corporate office in Scottsdale, to prepare for instructing his students. "One of our goals is to make sure students are using the most up-to-date tools in the industry," stated Professor Nelson. "Hard Dollar interfaces easily with software the College of Mines already has in place, including Mining Cost Service (Infomine's product from their CostMine division), as well as Microsoft Project," he concluded.

The University of Utah has offered a mining program since 1893, with an international reputation for academic excellence and a close relationship with the mining industry.

"We are honored to be included in the curriculum of Utah's oldest and largest university," said Doug Nicholas, Hard Dollar President and CEO. "Hard Dollar is committed to partnering with leading institutions like the University of Utah to educate tomorrow's industry innovators in all areas of cost model estimating, cost and resource loaded schedules, progress measurement and forecasting."

Dozens of colleges and universities have already partnered with Hard Dollar, taking advantage of the No-Cost Education program. Click here to learn more about how your school can benefit by joining the program.

About Hard Dollar
Founded in 1989, Hard Dollar Corporation is the world's leading provider of Project Cost Management solutions for Owners and Contractors. Hard Dollar's cost driven performance management solution, HD, centralizes project cost and productivity, resulting in side-by-side visibility of planned and actual costs for enterprise-scale capital projects. Hard Dollar customers have constructed over $1 trillion in capital projects, and HD is sold and implemented by partners around the globe. For more information on the company or its products, visit

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