RSMeans Estimating Handbook

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RSMeans Estimating Handbook

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9780876292730: RSMeans Estimating Handbook

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

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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

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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.

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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

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