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RSMeans Light Commercial Cost Data 2013
(1 customer reviews)
2013 RSMeans Light Commercial Cost Data. Whether you re new to light commercial construction or you ve been at it for years, it takes smart cost planning and estimating to complete a successful, profitable project. The 31st edition of this comprehensive cost guide provides easy-to-use, reliable cost information for adjusters, appraisers, architects, contractors, developers, planners, and project managers.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #3174231 in Books
- Published on: 2012-11-19
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 1.50" h x 8.40" w x 10.90" l, 4.05 pounds
- Binding: Paperback
- 800 pages
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
Have the Book...but it needs improved
By T. Shields
This is a comprehensive book and as an appraiser I use it, but the book is not the most user friendly book in the world.
The assemblies method is somewhat complex and unlike the cheaper Natl Building Cost books, it lacks a CD to run it on the computer to create estimates. Without a consistent means of presenting your findings you are going to have to go into a labor intensive transcription of costs to a table you create yourself or otherwise hand create each portion. In scenario analysis where one attempts to match the "real" cost to the estimate, the task of "what if" is laborous.
I really really miss the old BOECKH cost books. They were great, much easier to use, and as accurate as Means, M & S, or NBC. their residential software was unbeatable.
Like NBC and M & S also, these books over-estimate cost for many "black iron" metal frame buildings as well as the light "red" frame barns and shop that are common in the central U. S. Some estimates are more than double actual local costs.