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RSMeans Estimating Handbook 3rd Edition

This comprehensive reference covers the full spectrum of technical data required to estimate costs for major construction projects. Widely used in the industry for tasks ranging from routine estimates to special cost analysis projects, the book has been completely updated and reorganized with new and expanded technical information.

RSMeans Estimating Handbook will help construction professionals:
  • Evaluate architectural plans and specifications
  • Prepare accurate quantity takeoffs
  • Compare design alternatives and costs
  • Perform value engineering
  • Double-check estimates and quotes
  • Estimate change orders

  • This new edition includes expanded coverage of:
  • Construction specialties—green building, metal decking, plastic pipe, demolition items, and more
  • Preliminary or square foot estimating tools 
  • Updated city cost indexes to adjust costs—by trade—for 30 major cities
  • Historic indexes to factor costs for economic effects over time
  • Complete reorganization to the newest CSI MasterFormat classification system