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RSMeans Cost Data, + Website

RSMeans Cost Data, + Website
By RSMeans

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Book Description

RSMeans Cost Data, Student Edition provides a thorough introduction to cost estimating in a self-contained print and online package. With clear explanations and a hands-on, example-driven approach, it is the ideal reference for students and new professionals who need to learn how to perform cost estimating for building construction. Features include:

  • Commercial and residential construction cost data in print and online formats

  • Complete how-to guidance on the essentials of cost estimating

  • A supplemental website with plans, specifications, problem sets, and a full sample estimate

With more than 930 Location Factors in the United States and Canada, the data includes up-to-date system prices for more than 100 standard assemblies and in-place costs for thousands of alternates—making it easy to customize budget estimates and compare system costs.


(organized in MasterFormat 2010)

1 General Requirements

2 Existing Conditions

3 Concrete

4 Masonry

5 Metals

6 Woods, Plastics & Composites

7 Thermal & Moisture Protection

8 Openings

9 Finishes

10 Specialties

11 Equipment

12 Furnishings

13 Special Construction

14 Conveying Equipment

21 Fire Suppression

22 Plumbing

23 Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning

26 Electrical

27 Communications

28 Electronic Safety & Security

31 Earthwork

32 Exterior Improvements

33 Utilities


A Substructure

B Shell

C Interiors

D Services

E Equipment & Furnishings

F Special Construction

G Building Site Work


Equipment Rental Costs


Cost Indexes

Reference Tables

Square Foot Costs

Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #715189 in Books
  • Brand: Brand: RSMeans
  • Published on: 2012-04-10
  • Format: Student Edition
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 10.80" h x 1.20" w x 8.10" l, 2.51 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 512 pages


  • Used Book in Good Condition

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1One Star
By Brendon
Access already used

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5Makes your career more interesting
By TrailWolf131
With knowledge background of cost estimator, this is best Cost data resource.

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
By Erika G.
web access code does not work??? is it a new book?? how come the access code does not work??

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