Reference Books

RSMeans publishes more than 50 professional reference books on a variety of construction-related topics—from estimating and project management, to green building, facility management, contractors' remodeling costs, and more.

Many authors are nationally and internationally known, and several books have been produced with active involvement of leading professional associations in the fields of architecture, engineering and construction.
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Builder's Essentials: Estimating Building Costs for the Residential & Light Commercial Contractor

Builder's Essentials: Estimating Building Costs for the Residential & Light Commercial Contractor

Step-by-step estimating methods for residential and light commercial contractors

Starting at $75.00
Builder's Essentials: Plan Reading & Material Takeoff

Builder's Essentials: Plan Reading & Material Takeoff

A comprehensive look at the typical work drawings encountered by contractors in residential and light commercial construction.

Starting at $55.00
Concrete Repair and Maintenance Illustrated

Concrete Repair and Maintenance Illustrated

Hundreds of clear illustrations show you how to analyze, repair, clean and maintain concrete structures for optimal performance and cost effectiveness.

Starting at $80.00

Construction Business Management

Construction Business Management

Make sure your company not only survives, but thrives with essential business management guidance from a pro with 25 years success

Starting at $65.00
Construction Law: An Introduction for Engineers, Architects & Contractors

Construction Law: An Introduction for Engineers, Architects & Contractors

Understand how the various state and federal laws affect your business and how to avoid disputes and exposure to liability.

Starting at $120.00
Construction Project Safety

Construction Project Safety

The authoritative reference on all aspects of construction project safety. Now available!

Starting at $85.00

Construction Supervision

Construction Supervision

Must-have management strategies for construction supervisors working in the field.

Starting at $99.00
Cost Planning and Estimating for Facilities Maintenance

Cost Planning and Estimating for Facilities Maintenance

This comprehensive reference covers all aspects of cost planning and estimating for facilities maintenance.

Starting at $95.00
Electrical Estimating Methods

Electrical Estimating Methods

The essential reference for the electrical estimator

Starting at $75.00

Exterior Home Improvement Costs

Exterior Home Improvement Costs

Realistic cost estimates for more than 65 of the most popular remodeling and repair projects.

Starting at $35.00
Facilities Operations & Engineering Reference

Facilities Operations & Engineering Reference

An all-in-one technical reference for planning & managing facility projects & solving day-to-day operations problems.

Starting at $120.00
Green Building: Project Planning & Cost Estimating, 3rd Edition

Green Building: Project Planning & Cost Estimating, 3rd Edition

The latest in green building technologies, design concepts, standards, and costs.

Starting at $115.00