Learn how to estimate building costs using the leading source of construction cost data
This step-by-step guide takes you through all the major construction items with extensive coverage of site work, concrete and masonry, wood and metal framing, doors and windows, and other divisions. An important new chapter, Introduction to Cost Estimating, covers many aspects and definitions of cost estimating specific to project management in the construction industry. The only construction cost estimating handbook that uses the most popular source of construction data, RSMeans, this indispensible guide features access to the instructional version of CostWorks in electronic form, enabling you to practice techniques to solve real-world estimating problems.
In addition, How to Estimate with RSMeans Data, Fourth Edition includes:
Cost data based on RSMeans Building Construction Cost Data 2011
Two sets of actual project plansresidential and light commercialwith which to practice estimating
Expert advice on design-stage estimateswhen and how to use assemblies and square-foot estimating
Tips from professionals, including widely used formulas and rules of thumb
Guidance on how to use the powerful features of CostWorks Estimator
How to Estimate with RSMeans Data, Fourth Edition comes complete with more than 300 end-of-chapter exercises, many with answers, that show how to estimate for a broad range of construction items and systems, including general conditions and equipment costs.
Keywords: Construction Management, RS Means, RS Means Building Construction Cost Data, building plans, construction cost data, construction estimate, RSMeans Cos/Works software, construction costs, construction cost spreadsheets