New Consumer Home Valuation Tool From MS/B Is Good News For P & C Industry

Los Angeles – August 24, 2005 – Marshall & Swift / Boeckh (MS/B), the leading worldwide provider of building cost data and estimating technology to the property insurance industry, announces the release of it’s new consumer product, AccuCoverage(TM), a Web-based tool that allows homeowners to determine the estimated replacement cost of their homes. is powered by MS/B’s industry-leading residential home valuation tool, Residential Component Technology(TM) (RCT), the same technology used by insurance carriers, and provides an accurate and easy-to-use means for homeowners to generate reconstruction cost estimates and then share that information with their carriers.

“AccuCoverage reduces homeowner confusion by giving homeowners the same information as their carriers resulting in a team approach to establish the correct amounts of coverage,” says Peter M. Wells, President of MS/B. “Homeowners are an important part of the home valuation process and AccuCoverage allows them to take more responsibility when determining adequate insurance coverage while educating them about the true insurable value of their properties and the components that make up dependable reconstruction costs.”

For more information on AccuCoverage, please visit or call (877) 459-3900 from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday, and 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.

About MS/B

Marshall & Swift / Boeckh (MS/B), an MDA company, is the leading supplier of local building cost information, residential and commercial property valuation technology and services for the property and casualty insurance sector in the United States and Canada. MS/B has five offices throughout the U.S. and Canada. For information, visit MS/B’s Web site at

About MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA)

MDA provides advanced information solutions that capture and process vast amounts of data, produce essential information, and improve the decision making and operational performance in business and government organizations worldwide.

MDA employs more than 2,500 people in locations across the United States, Europe, andCanada. The company trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TSX:MDA.