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With your 2022 RSMeans data Cost Book, you have access to the most reliable construction cost estimating data available. You also have access to comprehensive training courses that fit every schedule and learning style. Taught by industry experts with decades of experience, our construction and estimating training courses are a premier way to brush up on estimating skills, take a deep dive into the bid process and earn Continuing Education credits from American Institute of Architects or Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering.

Access Quarterly Construction Cost Index Updates

To ensure you’re referencing the most up-to-date material, labor and equipment costs for your estimates, download the most recent quarterly cost index updates.
The actual January 2022 Historical Index = 276.9
The actual April 2022 Historical Index = 289.4
The actual July 2022 Historical Index = 297.1
The actual October 2022 Historical Index = 298.8

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Q4 Key Materials
Q4 City Cost Index

Take advantage of additional key information that includes city cost indexes, productivity rates, crew composition and contractors overhead and profit rates with our quarterly data updates.
Important update to 2022 RSMeans data and City Cost Index: COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on the construction industry for more than a year. The City Cost Index (CCI) is designed to capture that impact through material cost and wage rate changes in the locations currently available. Due to the drastic changes to material costs in 2021, the 2022 Annual Data has some large increases and decreases which may result in some inflated costs in isolated cases. Customers should review all estimates carefully and adjust as necessary. Attention should be paid to Concrete, Steel, Lumber, Copper and Petroleum based products. Any inflated costs will normalize when the First Quarter 2022 CCI is released in January 2022.

2022 Construction Project Costs Per Square Foot

The 2022 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.

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