RSMeans Square Foot Costs 2013 is useful for anyone who needs rapid budget cost estimates in the office, with a client, or in the field. Architects, design-build contractors, real estate developers, corporate planners, appraisers, and assessors will find the book to be a valuable, time saving tool. This manual provides clear descriptions and illustrations of hundreds of residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings. For those preparing more detailed estimates, costs are broken down into "assemblies" component specifications and costs. This fully illustrated section simplifies component identification and pricing.