RSMeans Building Construction Cost Database

Primarily for commercial and industrial projects costing $1,000,000 and up, or large multi-family housing projects. Costs are primarily for new construction or major renovation of buildings rather than repairs or minor alterations.

Your comprehensive estimating and cost planning resource. • Provide a “reality check” for any estimate, bid or change order. • Plug gaps in preliminary estimates. • Quote benchmark prices for alternate material or design approaches. • Double check your estimates. • Estimate labor hours. • Estimate work at project sites anywhere in the U.S. or Canada. • Resolve disputes over billings with an impartial, universally respected authority. • Price ADA and environmental hazard related construction. Costs broken down into: • • • • Materials Labor Equipment Overhead and Profit

Price data you can trust for accurate budgeting and estimating: • New construction • Repairs & renovation • Change orders • “Green” Building Construction • Security Materials • Commercial & Industrial

More than 22,000 unit cost lines completely updated and carefully prepared from the experience of thousands of contractors and suppliers in the 12 months just before the data is released. Organized according to the MasterFormat10 system of classification and numbering as developed by the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) and the Construction Specifications Canada (CSC).

2011 Count of unit cost lines by CSI division:
CSI Division 01 - General Requirements 02 - Existing Conditions 03 - Concrete 04 - Masonry 05 - Metals 06 - Wood, Plastics, & Composites 07 - Thermal & Moisture Protection 08 - Openings 09 - Finishes 10 - Specialties 11 - Equipment 12 - Furnishings 13 - Special Construction 14 - Conveying Equipment 21 - Fire Suppression Count 712 23 - HVAC 1,494 26 - Electrical 858 27 - Communications 1,797 28 - Electronic Safety & Security 1,823 31 - Earthwork 1,424 32 - Exterior Improvements 2,039 33 - Utilities 1,782 34 - Transportation 970 35 - Waterway & Marine Constr. 995 41 - Mat. Proc. & Handling Equip. 546 44 - Pollution & Control Equip. 729 46 - Water & Wastewater Equip. 280 70 Total Lines 22,525 CSI Division Count 1,081 1,110 1,242 67 96 1,456 748 497 109 17 49 75 23 436 22 - Plumbing

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