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RSMeans Estimating Handbook

RSMeans Estimating Handbook
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Book Description

This comprehensive reference covers the full spectrum of technical data required to estimate costs for major construction projects. Widely used in the industry for tasks ranging from routine estimates to special cost analysis projects, the book has been completely updated and reorganized with new and expanded technical information.

RSMeans Estimating Handbook will help construction professionals:

  • Evaluate architectural plans and specifications
  • Prepare accurate quantity takeoffs
  • Compare design alternatives and costs
  • Perform value engineering
  • Double-check estimates and quotes
  • Estimate change orders

FEATURES:

This new edition includes expanded coverage of:

  • Construction specialties—green building, metal decking, plastic pipe, demolition items, and more
  • Preliminary or square foot estimating tools 
  • Updated city cost indexes to adjust costs—by trade—for 30 major cities
  • Historic indexes to factor costs for economic effects over time
  • Complete reorganization to the newest CSI MasterFormat classification system


Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #372077 in Books
  • Brand: Brand: RSMeans
  • Published on: 2009-08-28
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 10.40" h x 2.10" w x 7.40" l, 4.15 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 976 pages

Features

  • Used Book in Good Condition

Editorial Reviews

From the Author
I'm honored that RS Means has asked me to help out as a contributing editor. The Means staff has done a great job in compiling a great selection of useful information under one cover. This book is a helpful reference source for estimators, architects, engineers, and other building professionals.

From the Back Cover

RSMeans Estimating Handbook, THIRD EDITION: the essential reference required for construction estimating and cost analysis

This comprehensive reference covers the full spectrum of technical data required to estimate costs for major construction projects. Widely used in the industry for tasks ranging from routine estimates to special cost analysis projects, the book has been completely updated and reorganized with new and expanded technical information.

RSMeans Estimating Handbook will help you:

  • Evaluate architectural plans and specifications
  • Prepare accurate quantity takeoffs
  • Compare design alternatives and costs
  • Perform value engineering
  • Double-check estimates and quotes
  • Estimate change orders

The book includes information on sizing, productivity, equipment requirements, code-mandated specifications, design standards, and engineering factors—all organized according to the latest CSI MasterFormat classification system.

Some of the new features and updated content include:

  • Construction specialties—green building, metal decking, plastic pipe, demolition items, and more
  • Preliminary or square foot estimating tools
  • City cost indexes to adjust costs—by trade—for 30 major cities
  • Historic indexes to factor costs for economic effects over time

About the Author

About the editors:

RSMeans Estimating Handbook was reviewed and updated by the Means engineering staff and an independent team of leading engineers, estimators, and project managers. Known as the "construction cost experts," RSMeans, a product line of Reed Construction Data, has been the nation's leading publisher of construction cost information and reference data for more than 60 years. The company provides publications, data, seminars, and consulting services for building design, construction, and facilities professionals, as well as the insurance industry and municipal and government agencies throughout the United States and Canada.


Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful.
5Excellent Reference Book
By Jorge Luis Lopez
RSMeans Etimating Handbook is intended as a reference book, not an academic book that teaches how to make a cost estimate. However, RSMeans goes beyond that purpose and compiles an excellent book that serves as an academic book, and as a reference book.
It is a MUST to every Cost Estimator, Contractor, Manager, or similar.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
3has very good information
By Amazon Customer
very old book, that needs updating. has very good information

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
5It has laid the groundowrk and is a great resource for my venture into cost estimating
By John Dunford
A handbook indeed! It has laid the groundowrk and is a great resource for my venture into cost estimating.

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