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With your 2021 RSMeans data Cost Book, you have access to the most reliable construction cost estimating data available. Improve efficiency and accuracy by taking advantage of quarterly data updates, video resources and training.

Access Quarterly Construction Cost Index Updates

To ensure you always have the most accurate material, labor and equipment costs for your projects, download the most recent quarterly cost index updates.
The actual January 2021 Historical Index = 238.3
The actual April 2021 Historical Index = 241.7
The actual July 2021 Historical Index = 257.5
The actual October 2021 Historical Index = 266.6

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2021 Construction Project Costs Per Square Foot

The 2021 project costs are broken down into 28 categories or building types for ease of use.
Included within each category are architectural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and total costs.

Sample Cost Estimates

Unit and Assembly estimates developed by our analysts and engineers with data from the books to help get you started