Learn construction cost estimating using North America’s most recognized construction cost data from RSMeans. This step-by·step guide develops problem-solving skills through over 300 sample problems and exercises -- many with solutions -- that show how to apply cost data to a building project. All of the major construction items, including site work, concrete and masonry, wood and metal framing, doors and windows, finish work, roofing, and mechanical/electrical/plumbing are covered, organized according to the CSI MasterFormat system. Access to a password-protected web site is included, which contains the instructional version ofthe electronic version of RS Means Building Construction Cost Data, and sample building plans and spreadsheets, enabling you to practice your skills in creating a complete construction estimate. The Fifth Edition is based on Means 2014 Building Construction Cost Data, and features a new chapter introducing Building Information Modeling in the estimating process.