Cost Data Books

With the constant flow of new construction methods and materials, it can be a challenge to find the time to evaluate all the different construction cost possibilities. RSMeans makes it easy for you, tracking labor and material cost changes so you’ll always have the most up to date and reliable information at your fingertips.

Our publications keep track of the costs for you, along with a wide range of other key information, including city cost indexes, productivity rates, crew composition, and contractor’s overhead and profit rates.

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RSMeans Electrical Estimating Methods 4th Edition

RSMeans Electrical Estimating Methods 4th Edition

Comprehensive guide to estimating electrical costs

Starting at $80.00 $0.00
RSMeans Estimating Handbook 3rd Edition

RSMeans Estimating Handbook 3rd Edition

This new third edition offers timely guidance for all aspects of estimating, completely updated and reorganized to the latest MasterFormat system.

Starting at $120.00 $0.00
RSMeans Illustrated Construction Dictionary

RSMeans Illustrated Construction Dictionary

The dictionary long acknowledged as the industry’s finest is now even better with new and updated terms and illustrations.

Starting at $115.00 $0.00

Solar Energy: Technologies and Project Delivery for Buildings

Solar Energy: Technologies and Project Delivery for Buildings

The authoritative reference on the design of solar energy systems

Starting at $90.00 $0.00
Square Foot & UNIFORMAT Assemblies Estimating

Square Foot & UNIFORMAT Assemblies Estimating

Essential reference book for anyone who creates conceptual, construction, or appraisal estimates

Starting at $75.00 $0.00
The Building Professional's Guide to Contract Documents

The Building Professional's Guide to Contract Documents

Comprehensive guidelines on preparing and using construction contract documents and effectively communicating construction requirements

Starting at $80.00 $0.00

The Gypsum Construction Handbook, 7th Edition

The Gypsum Construction Handbook, 7th Edition

The authoritative reference on gypsum construction

Starting at $40.00 $0.00
The Homeowner’s Guide to Mold

The Homeowner’s Guide to Mold

A complete guide to recognizing, removing and preventing mold

Starting at $21.95 $0.00
The Practice of Cost Segregation Analysis

The Practice of Cost Segregation Analysis

Learn how to benefit from tax deferral and accelerated cost recovery – for both new construction and existing buildings

Starting at $110.00 $0.00

Understanding & Negotiating Construction Contracts

Understanding & Negotiating Construction Contracts

Helps you identify and evaluate risky commercial terms and conditions, then negotiate or find help to resolve them.

Starting at $85.00 $0.00
Unit Price Estimating Methods

Unit Price Estimating Methods

This Indispensable resource will strengthen your unit cost estimating skills--from plans and specifications through to a complete estimate summary

Starting at $85.00 $0.00
Universal Design Ideas for Style, Comfort & Safety

Universal Design Ideas for Style, Comfort & Safety

Find out how universal design can help your clients & your business

Starting at $21.95 $0.00