The 2021 Open Shop Building Construction Costs Book with RSMeans data incorporates the latest costs to accurately budget and estimate new commercial and residential construction, renovation work, change orders and cost engineering used in both Union and Non-Union shops and is aimed at estimating commercial and industrial projects or large multi-family housing projects costing $3,500,000 and up.
- Develop benchmark prices for change orders.
- Fill in gaps on preliminary estimates and budgets.
- Estimate complex projects.
- Substantiate invoices on contracts
- Price ADA related renovations
New for 2021: Updated costs, organized in MasterFormat 2018
Supplemental Information Included: Equipment Rentals, Crews, Historical Cost Indexes, City Cost Indexes, Location Factors, Reference Tables, Change Orders, Project Costs, Square Foot Project Size Modifier, Abbreviations
Level of Cost Detail: Unit Costs
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gordian is adding new Biohazard Remediation and Infectious Disease Precaution line item costs and modifiers to the 2021 RSMeans data update. The new modifiers allow cost estimators to adjust to the specific precautions for each project. Performing daily temperature checks, donning & doffing PPE, washing hands or disinfecting tools and equipment all impact labor efficiency. These modifiers provide a mechanism for cost estimators to allow for those inefficiencies in their project cost estimates.
Biohazard Remediation line items include the installation of temporary barriers for alternate traffic flow, ensuring social distancing or employee/customer checks and tests.
Infectious Disease Precautions modifiers include adjustments to labor costs that allow the estimator to choose which precautions are required.
For more information on the COVID-19 modifiers in the 2021 RSMeans data release, visit our FAQ.