RSMeans Estimating Handbook
RSMeans Estimating Handbook 3rd Edition is a 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. This book 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 book includes expanded coverage of construction specialties including 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 theCSI MasterFormat classification system.