RS MEANS Building Construction Cost Data 2017 Book


Get the confidence and know-how you need to deliver more accurate cost estimates and improve profitability, and leverage the resources available in the reference section to construct a winning estimate.

The 75th edition of this bestselling cost guide has been updated and expanded to provide you with the information you need to:

  • Estimate projects with confidence and accuracy
  • Improve project planning and budgeting
  • Reduce risk

What you’ll find inside:

  • New! Added line items within General Conditions division such as security factors and material handling
  • New! Added line items within Openings division such as electrically tinted and bird control window film
  • Updated costs! As labor rates trend upward, materials prices do not move uniformly
  • City Cost Indexes and Location factors for more than 930 U.S. and Canadian locations to get accurate costs for your specific region
  • A complete sample estimate, including markups and location adjustments to help guide customization and accuracy
  • More than 24,000 unit costs for building components
  • Equipment rental costs
  • Crew sizes, labor hours and labor rates
  • Square foot costs
  • Reference section with more than 90 reference tables, estimating aids and technical data