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RSMeans, the leading source of cost data for construction in North America, finally presents the essential package of cost data in print and digital form for students. The perfect reference for learning how to perform cost estimating for building construction, RSMeans Cost Data for Students includes a complete, self-contained package for a hands-on approach. With more than 930 Location Factors in the US and Canada, the data includes prices for more than 100 standard assemblies and in-place costs for thousands of alternates for Light Commercial Construction. In addition to hundreds of pages of cost data, concise explanations of the basics of estimating are supplemented by learning and teaching resources for example-driven pedagogy.

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Table of Contents

Introduction v

Overview vii

Chapter 1 The Contract Documents 1

Chapter 1 Exercises 13

Chapter 2 Calculating Linear Measure, Area & Volume 15

Chapter 2 Exercises 24

Chapter 3 The Quantity Takeoff 27

Chapter 3 Exercises 33

Chapter 4 Understanding Material, Labor & Equipment Costs 35

Chapter 4 Exercises 42

Chapter 5 Pricing the Estimate/Estimate Summary 43

Chapter 5 Exercises 51

Chapter 6 Unit Cost Estimates 53

Chapter 6 Exercises 53

Unit Price Section Table of Contents 55

How RSMeans Data Works 56

Chapter 7 Assemblies Estimating 265

Chapter 7 Exercises 265

Assemblies Section Table of Contents267

How to Use the Assemblies Cost Tables 268

Chapter 8 Square Foot Cost Models 363

Chapter 8 Exercises 363

Commercial/Industrial/Institutional Section Table of Contents 365

How to Use the Commercial/Industrial/Institutional Section 366

Chapter 9 Project Costs, Order of Magnitude Estimates & RSMeans Indexes 393

Chapter 9 Exercises 395

Reference Section Table of Contents 396

Equipment Rental Costs 398

Crew Listings 409

Historical Cost Indexes 438

Location Factors 446

Reference Tables 452

Square Foot Costs 477

Square Foot Project Size Modifier 486

Abbreviations 487

Index 491

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