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Western Carolina University

Construction Management

Resources for construction management topics.

Cost & Estimating Resources: RSMeans, CSI, and BNi

RSMeans is one of the best-known names in cost estimating.  The library has many RSMeans resources, including up-to-date volumes on building construction costs, facilities construction cost, plumbing costs, electrical costs, and many more.  For the our entire list of RSMeans titles, please click on the link below:

The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) publishes cost and estimating works, including MasterFormat which is used to "organize project manuals, detailed cost information, and relate drawing notations to specifications." 

Building News, Incorporated (BNi) also produces costbooks useful for estimating in construction projects.