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RS Means Cost Guides

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RSMeans cost data is a  highly useful and necessary tool. They provides accurate and up-to-date cost information to help owners, developers, architects, engineers, contractors and others carefully and precisely project and control the cost of both new building construction and renovation projects. 

Means publications keep track of the costs for you, along with a wide range of other key information, including city cost indexes, productivity rates, crew composition, and contractor’s overhead and profit rates.

RS Means is a division of Reed Business Information that provides cost information to the construction industry so contractors in the industry can provide accurate estimates and projections for their project costs. It has become a data standard for government work in terms of pricing, and is widely used by the industry as a whole.

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