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Build Your Business Case for Space Optimization

Across the nation, physical space remains one of the most valuable resources on campuses. Whether the campus is sprawling or relatively compact, getting the most out of the space available is an ongoing challenge.

Get the Most Out of RSMeans Data: Finishes Edition

Accurate estimates during the planning process decrease the likelihood of cost overruns, saving both time and money down the line. With RSMeans data being the ultimate tool in achieving those accurate estimates, we want you to experience our product at its maximum potential.

What We're Reading

It’s no secret the construction industry is a constantly evolving and moving. The short of it?—it’s tough to keep up.

Data Spotlight: Mechanical Costs

Providing over 18,000 line items, Mechanical Costs with RSMeans data offers architects, engineers, facility owners and contractors the industry standard of up-to-date estimating data in heating, ventilation, air conditioning, controls, fire protection and plumbing.

What We're Reading

Zion Research has published a report with a major takeaway: the green building materials market is set to reach $255 billion by 2020.

Get the Most Out of RSMeans Data: Metals Edition

Accurate estimates during the planning process decrease the likelihood of cost overruns, ultimately saving both time and money down the line. With RSMeans data being the ultimate tool in achieving that accurate estimate, we want you to experience our product at its maximum potential.

Reselling RSMeans Data

Through being an RSMeans data partner, you will join a growing community of solution providers, serving customers in a diverse range of industries.
 

The Philosophy of Lean Construction

In recent years this mindset has grown in popularity. That said, while the benefits are readily apparent, results only arise through concerted efforts. On top of which, there is no standardized process anyone can just put in place and be lean. Every situation is unique.
 

What We're Reading

Here at RSMeans, we spend some time each week trying to stay current on what’s buzzing in construction, keeping our finger on the pulse. Here are a few articles from across the web we found particularly interesting and worth talking about.
 

What We're Reading

It’s no secret the construction industry is a constantly evolving and moving. The short of it?—it’s tough to keep up. 

Well here at RSMeans, we spend some time each week trying to stay current on what’s buzzing in construction, keeping our finger on the pulse. Here are a few articles from across the web we found particularly interesting and worth talking about.

What We're Reading

It’s no secret the construction industry is a constantly evolving and moving. The short of it?—it’s tough to keep up. Well over at RSMeans we spend a good amount of our day trying to stay current on what’s buzzing in construction, keep our finger on the pulse. We figured we’d cut out some of the legwork for you. So here’s a few articles from across the web we found particularly interesting and worth talking about. A bit of a roundup of the week. 

What We're Reading

It’s no secret the construction industry is a constantly evolving and moving. The short of it?—it’s tough to keep up. Well here at RSMeans, we spend some time each week trying to stay current on what’s buzzing in construction, keeping our finger on the pulse. Here are a few articles from across the web we found particularly interesting and worth talking about.

The Gordian Group Extends Innovative Solutions with Three Products

The Gordian Group, the leading provider of construction cost analytics, estimating information, pricing data, and procurement software and services, continues providing clients with innovative solutions with the introduction of two products and a third with expanded features.

Should Estimating Be a Core Competency for Federal Building Personnel?

Implementation of the Federal Building Personnel Training Act (FBPTA) continues to evolve, with a 2014 update to the defined competencies being supported by ever-broadening course options from a variety of providers.  

RSMeans Unveils New Website

The Gordian Group, a leading provider of construction cost analytics and estimating information, pricing data and procurement software and services, introduced today the new website, RSMeans.com

Passing the Workforce Baton: From Baby Boomers to Millennials

Be it gradually or all at once, the Baby Boom generation will eventually exit the workforce. The challenges inherent to this inevitability are tremendous. Between 1946 and 1964 over 76 million babies were born in the U.S.

Meet the Engineer - Marilyn Phelan

Get To Know Our Engineers! Our team averages more than 24 years’ experience in construction and cost data research. Get to know us better through these fun and informative questions.

Meet the Engineer - Adrian Charest

Get To Know Our Engineers! At RSMeans from The Gordian Group, our focus is the data. But the data wouldn’t be possible without our experienced construction cost engineers who diligently analyze the cost data. 

Gordian Unveils New RSMeans Solution for Job Order Contracting

Gordian, the leading provider of data, software and expertise for all stages of the construction lifecycle, announced today its inaugural release of Job Order Contracting Core, a new solution utilizing expanded RSMeans data that better satisfies the precision required for construction procurement.

Get the Most Out of RSMeans Data: Concrete Edition

Accurate estimates during the planning process decrease the likelihood of cost overruns, ultimately saving both time and money down the line. With RSMeans data being the ultimate tool in achieving that accurate estimate, we want you to experience our product at its maximum potential.

Data Spotlight: Facilities Maintenance & Repair Costs

Facilities Maintenance & Repair Costs with RSMeans data provides proactive owners and facility managers more than 1,600 maintenance and repair assemblies.

Construction Industry Trends

As we near the halfway point of 2016, the industry has seen a continued upswing in growth. This means more jobs, more projects and more revenue. With these changes comes changes in the market, and over at RSMeans our data has adjusted accordingly.

Construction Cost Data Trends

For over a year now, growth in the construction industry has been on the upswing. Between March 2015 and March 2016, the construction sector experienced growth in 44 states as well as Washington D.C. 

An Industry Need for Efficiency

Before the telephone there was the telegram. Before email there was snail mail. Before the instant message there was the phone call. None of these innovations came about on a whim. They were direct responses to a need, a need for efficiency. 

4 Construction Trends to Keep Your Eye On

Life moves fast nowadays, a reality which the construction industry is by no means exempt. Over at RSMeans we appreciate this reality, so here’s a brief glimpse into a few current industry trends we feel worthy of taking note.

3 Reasons to Stay Current on Data

Staying up to date with construction cost data is essential to a successful project. Innacurate data can lead to cost overruns,  and cost overruns can lead to more than just a frustrated client. They can shut down a project altogether. 

Video: A Time & Motion Study

Watch as Siemens, partnered with RSMeans Custom Solutions, conducts a study of their new WireGuide™ Load Centers. Faced head-to-head to the competition, see how Siemens’ new product sizes up when it comes to cost and time savings. 

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