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RS Means Estimating Handbook, Third Edition

RS Means Estimating Handbook, Third Edition

Covers a full spectrum of technical data required for estimating, including sizing, productivity, codes, design standards, engineering factors, and more!

Price: $120.95
Product Code/ISBN: 9780876292730
Year: 2009
Binding: Hardcover     Page Count: 976
Publisher: RS Means Company


The RS Means Estimating Handbook simplifies the task of evaluating construction plans and specs to obtain reliable quantities for pricing This comprehensive reference is a true handbook for use in the field and the office. It covers a full spectrum of technical data required for estimating, with information on sizing, productivity, equipment requirements, codes, design standards, and engineering factors.

The Means Estimating Handbook will help you:

  • Evaluate architectural plans and specifications
  • Prepare accurate quantity takeoffs
  • Perform value engineering
  • Compare design alternatives
  • Prepare estimates from conceptual to detail
  • Evaluate change orders
  • Apply industry standards
  • Understand construction techniques