About Us

We are the world’s leading provider of construction cost data, software, and services for all phases of the construction lifecycle. RSMeans data from Gordian provides accurate and up-to-date cost information to help owners, developers, architects, engineers, contractors and others carefully and precisely project and control the cost of both new building construction and renovation projects. 

In addition to its collection of annual construction cost data books, we offer construction estimating and facilities management seminars, electronic cost databases and software, reference books, and enterprise solutions.  

Why use RSMeans construction cost estimating data? 

Whether you are a contractor, owner, architect, engineer, facilities manager, or anyone else who needs a fast and reliable construction cost estimate, you'll find RSMeans cost data to be a highly useful and necessary tool. Because labor and material costs change often, last year's cost information is not a reliable basis for today's estimate or budget. 

We keep track of the costs for you, along with a wide range of other key information, including:
•    City cost indexes
•    Productivity rates
•    Crew composition
•    Contractor's overhead and profit rates
We collect data from all facets of the industry and organize it in a format that is instantly accessible to you. From the preliminary budget to the detailed estimate, you'll find the data useful for all phases of construction cost determination.