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RS Means Mechanical Cost Data 2018

RS Means Mechanical Cost Data 2018

By Bob Mewis, Melville J. Mossman, Christopher Babbitt, Adrian C. Charest, Gary W. Christensen

This resource has all the answers to your questions about HVAC/controls costs!

Price: $266.99
Product Code/ISBN: 978946872135
Year: 2018
Binding: Softcover
Publisher: RS Means Company


The 2018 RS Means Mechanical Cost Data provides definitive data on unit costs for materials, methods, equipment and other building services. Plus, for every line item, you get the crew and productivity information you need, as well as bare costs for material, labor and equipment, and costs with overhead and profit.

The new 2018 RS Means Mechanical Cost Data is referenced by professionals nationwide from contractors and engineers to architects and facility managers.

RS Means Mechanical Cost Data includes:

  • Background data on specific unit cost lines, tips on component selection, and estimating guidelines
  • Square and cubic foot costs for 59 typical structures, with percentage breakout for HVAC and plumbing
  • Current crew and equipment costs for 23 mechanical crews and hundreds of others
  • Location Factors for over 900 areas cover all US zip code sectional centers and selected Canadian postal zones

Plus, hundreds of unit costs for:

  • Basic materials and methods
  • Building services and process piping
  • Plumbing fixtures and equipment
  • Refrigeration equipment
  • Heating, ventilation and A/C equipment
  • HVAC instrumentation and controls
  • Testing/adjusting/balancing
  • Selective demolition
  • Cable, pipe, and insulation
  • 54 Common Assemblies with Easy Plug-in Pricing for Hundreds of Variations

Assemblies include a range of options in:

  • Energy supply
  • Heat and cooling generating systems
  • Distribution systems and package systems
  • Controls and instrumentation
  • Dust/fume collectors
  • Building sitework

Includes a Back-of-the-Book Reference Section that:

  • Answers questions
  • Saves time
  • Helps you avoid costly oversights and errors
  • An invaluable reference section