RSMeans and Wiley Introduce Student How-to Guide for Construction Cost Estimating

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New Student Edition of the Industry-Standard RSMeans Cost Data Is Now Available.

How-to for Cost Estimating

RSMeans Cost Data, Student Edition gives students easy-to-follow, example-driven information and resources that provide an advantage applying skills in the field, stated Andrea Sillah, Product Manager, RSMeans.

RSMeans, a division of Reed Construction Data, and John Wiley & Sons today announced the release of the RSMeans Cost Data, Student Edition, a valuable introduction to construction cost estimating.

Ideal for students and industry professionals seeking to learn construction cost estimating, this guide can be used for courses in a wide range of programs, including construction management, building construction, construction science, construction technology, civil engineering and architecture.

“Cost estimating is an important foundation course for any construction-related program,” said Andrea Sillah, Product Manager, RSMeans. “This new academic offering gives instructors the tools to effectively present the material and gives students easy-to-follow, example-driven information, as well as resources that provide an advantage when applying skills in the field.”

Published by John Wiley & Sons, the RSMeans Cost Data, Student Edition package includes both the softcover book and license to the matching online cost data. Students can customize data to a specific location, using 930 location factors from the United States and Canada— making it easy to customize budget estimates and compare system costs.

Features of this edition include:

  • Complete how-to guidance on the essentials of cost estimating
  • Commercial construction cost data, in print and online formats
  • Problem sets to facilitate learning
  • A full set of supplemental commercial building plans

“We are thrilled about the release of this new offering, which reflects extensive research and work with our partner Wiley and the academic community, to provide students a complete instructional package for construction cost estimating,” said Sillah.

For more information on RSMeans Cost Data, Student Edition, visit the RSMeans website at:

About John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has been a valued source of information and understanding for more than 200 years, helping people around the world meet their needs and fulfill their aspirations. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 400 Nobel laureates in all categories: literature, physiology or medicine, physics, chemistry and peace. Wiley’s core businesses publish scientific, technical, medical and scholarly journals, encyclopedias, books and online products and services; professional/trade books, subscription products, training materials, online applications and websites; and educational materials for undergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners. Wiley's global headquarters are located in Hoboken, New Jersey, with operations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada and Australia. The company's website can be accessed at

About RSMeans
RSMeans, a division of Reed Construction Data and trusted name in construction costs for over 70 years, is North America’s foremost source of construction cost information. RSMeans offers industry-acknowledged cost data books, CDs and online publications, a construction reference library of 50-plus titles, national seminars and consulting services—tools to help owners, developers, architects, engineers, and contractors accurately estimate and control construction costs. The company’s website can be accessed at

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