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RSMeans Estimating Handbook, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-87629-273-0
976 pages
August 2009
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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

FEATURES:

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
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Foreword.

About the Editors.

Acknowledgments.

Estimating Review: Introduction.

Division One: General Requirements.

Introduction.

Estimating Tips.

Division One Checklist.

Estimating Data.

Division Two: Existing Conditions

Introduction.

Estimating Tips.

Division Two Checklist.

Estimating Data.

Division Three: Concrete.

Introduction.

Estimating Tips.

Division Three Checklist.

Estimating Data.

Division Four: Masonry.

Introduction.

Estimating Tips.

Division Four Checklist.

Estimating Data.

Division Five: Metals.

Introduction.

Estimating Tips.

Division Five Checklist.

Estimating Data.

Division Six: Wood, Plastics & Composites.

Introduction.

Estimating Tips.

Division Six Checklist.

Estimating Data.

Division Seven: Thermal & Moisture Protection.

Introduction.

Estimating Tips.

Division Seven Checklist.

Estimating Data.

Division Eight: Openings.

Introduction.

Estimating Tips.

Division Eight Checklist.

Estimating Data.

Division Nine: Finishes.

Introduction.

Estimating Tips.

Division Nine Checklist.

Estimating Data.

Division Ten: Specialties.

Introduction.

Estimating Tips.

Division Ten Checklist.

Estimating Data.

Division Eleven: Equipment.

Introduction.

Estimating Tips.

Division Eleven Checklist.

Estimating Data.

Division Twelve: Furnishings.

Introduction.

Estimating Tips.

Division Twelve Checklist.

Estimating Data.

Division Thirteen: Special Construction.

Introduction.

Estimating Tips.

Division Thirteen Checklist.

Estimating Data.

Division Fourteen: Conveying Systems.

Introduction.

Estimating Tips.

Division Fourteen Checklist.

Estimating Data.

Division Twenty-One: Fire Suppression.

Introduction.

Estimating Tips.

Division Twenty-One Checklist.

Estimating Data.

Division Twenty-Two: Plumbing.

Introduction.

Estimating Tips.

Division Twenty-Two Checklist.

Estimating Data.

Division Twenty-Three: Heating Ventilating & Air Conditioning.

Introduction.

Estimating Tips.

Division Twenty-Three Checklist.

Estimating Data.

Divisions Twenty-Six, Twenty-Seven, and Twenty-Eight: Electrical, Communications & Security.

Introduction.

Estimating Tips.

Divisions Twenty-Six, Twenty-Seven, and Twenty-Eight Checklist.

Estimating Data.

Division Thirty-One: Earthwork.

Introduction.

Estimating Tips.

Division Thirty-One Checklist.

Estimating Data.

Division Thirty-Two: Exterior Improvements.

Introduction.

Estimating Tips.

Division Thirty-Two Checklist.

Estimating Data.

Division Thirty-Three: Utilities.

Introduction.

Estimating Tips.

Division Thirty-Three Checklist.

Estimating Data.

Division Thirty-Four: Transportation.

Introduction.

Estimating Tips.

Division Thirty-Four Checklist.

Estimating Data.

Division Forty-Four: Pollution Control Equipment.

Introduction.

Estimating Tips.

Division Forty-Four Checklist.

Estimating Data.

Appendix.

A. Square Foot and Preliminary Estimates.

B. Weights, Measures, Equivalents, and Conversions.

C. Metric Conversions and Equivalents.

D. Trigonometry.

E. Geometry.

F. Weather Data.

G. Calculating the Time Value of Money.

H. LEED® for New Construction and Major Renovation.

2009 Scorecard.

I. Professional Associations.

J. Abbreviations.

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About the editors:

RSMeans Estimating Handbook was reviewed and updated by the Means engineering staff and an independent team of leading engineers, estimators, and project managers. Known as the "construction cost experts," RSMeans, a product line of Reed Construction Data, has been the nation's leading publisher of construction cost information and reference data for more than 60 years. The company provides publications, data, seminars, and consulting services for building design, construction, and facilities professionals, as well as the insurance industry and municipal and government agencies throughout the United States and Canada.

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