Calculate the

square foot cost to build or renovate

in your city.

RSMeans has been the standard for construction cost estimating for 70 years.


Build Conceptual Estimates

  • 44 popular building models available
  • Snapshot square foot costs
  • Easy estimate exporting

Customize the Data

  • Editable models
  • Editable assemblies
  • Insert custom tasks and costs

Localize to Your Market

  • Local costs for over 930 zip codes
  • Compare against the national average
  • Analyze costs to build in multiple cities

Easy-To-Build Square Foot Estimates

Watch how to quickly and easily build your square foot estimates within RSMeans Data Online with our Square Foot Estimator tool (available with any online data set at the Complete tier).

Square Foot Model Types

Community Center

Country Club

Day Care Center

Elementary School

High School

Jr. High School

Office (1 story)

Office (5-10 story)

Apartment (1-3 story)

Senior Living


College Dormitory

Fire Station (1 story)

Courthouse (1 story)

Courthouse (2 story)

Movie Theater



Car Dealership

and more...

Choose the right product for you.

For New Construction

Square Foot Models built with costs for new commercial and residential construction. Available with any online data set at the Complete tier, including the Square Foot Estimator tool.


For Renovations

Square Foot Models built with costs for commercial renovation work. Available as an online data set and includes the Square Foot Estimator tool.


For Quick-Reference Square Foot Costs

Quick and easy conceptual estimates based off RSMeans square foot models, without the underlying data or customization capabilities.

RSMeans Online Square Foot Estimating