RS Means Costbooks

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As the industry standard in construction cost data, RS Means offers builders, contractors, owners, architects, engineers, facilities managers, and other construction professionals reliable construction cost information. Fully integrated into the UDA Items Database, RS Means Costbooks provide instant access to thousands of prices for material and labor costs, city cost indexes, and more.

RS Means Cost Data
RS Means CostbooksUDA ConstructionSuite now includes RSMeans MeansData™ costbooks, the most used, quoted, and respected unit price guides available. With over 25,000 items included in UDA ConstructionSuite, RSMeans Cost Data is the professional estimator's first choice for reliable price data for accurate budgeting and estimating. Choose from Means Residential, Means Repair & Remodel, or purchase any of the sixteen additional RSMeans costbooks for even more detailed unit price data.

Updating RS Means Costbook Data

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Stocked, Loaded, and Ready to Go
Pre-loaded with tens of thousands of materials from RSMeans MeansData™ Costbooks, the UDA Items Database gives you instant access to both national average and adjusted local area pricing for materials and labor. And, since it's fully customizable, you can even create your own complete costbooks to track and manage quotes from local vendors.

RS Means Costbooks included in ConstructionSuite:

ConstructionSuite - Upgrade Today and SaveAdditional RS Means Costbooks available for purchase:

With the UDA Items Database, you can:

  • Select from over 20,000 items and over 38,000 quotes from RSMeans MeansData™ Costbooks for Commercial, Light Commercial, Residential Construction and Renovation with quarterly updates available for TotalCare members.*
  • Adjust pre-loaded material and labor costs to your area with just a few clicks.
  • Create your own construction costbooks, add quotes, and modify existing information.
  • Store multiple quotes for an item, and set a default quote to use when inserting the item into your UDA Estimate.
  • Enter and track quotes from local vendors for easier bid tracking and cost management.
  • Build comprehensive, accurate estimates using construction costs stored in the database.
  • Update existing estimates or templates when construction costs for labor or materials change.
  • Benefit from unlimited capacity for storing, tracking, and managing construction costs without sacrificing stability or performance.

  • New for
  • Assemblies allow you to create pre-configured item groups with material and labor quotes that can be easily inserted into your estimate.
  • RSMeans MeansData™ is now included in the UDA Items Database to quickly create project estimates from pre-populated construction cost data.
  • Duplicate RSMeans MeansData™ Costbooks to customize your costbook by adding or eliminating any categories, subcategories, or items.
  • Adjust the national average RSMeans MeansData™ with Custom Location Multipliers - Company Location, Project Location, or a custom Zip Code.
  • Automatically generate custom costbooks in the UDA Items Database from your Items List in QuickBooks.
  • UDA Estimate Import transfers the items in your UDA Estimate to a custom costbook in the UDA Items Database.
  • Easily find items inserted in your UDA Estimate in the Items Database with the new Items Database Lookup.
  • Automatically assign the Lowest Quote as Default for each item in your UDA Items Database.

  • Making Integration Work for You
    With advanced integration between the UDA Items Database, RS Means Cost Data, and UDA Construction Estimating software, you can insert items complete with Item Name, Description, Classification, Vendor Name, and Cost into your project estimates. And, when prices change for your items, you can easily update construction costs in the database and project estimate with just a few clicks. Plus, you can enable ConstructionSuite™ to automatically open the Items Database each time you open estimate, collapse the database window for easier viewing, and easily update material and labor costs in a new estimate if prices have changed in the Items Database.

    What's Included in the UDA Items Database*

    In all residential versions of ConstructionSuite, the UDA Items Database comes pre-loaded with RSMeans MeansData™ Costbooks for Residential Construction and Renovation, which contains over 25,000 items and 30,000 quotes for construction labor and material costs. Consult the Compare Versions page for a detailed description of exact costbooks included in each version of ConstructionSuite.

    The UDA Items Database is included in all versions of ConstructionSuite™.

    Not all ConstructionSuite versions include every feature described above. Refer to the Compare Versions web page to view a comprehensive list of features included in each version of ConstructionSuite. Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, and QuickBooks are not included with ConstructionSuite. ConstructionSuite and ConstructionNet are trademarks of UDA Technologies, Inc. RS Means, RSMeans, and MeansData™ Costbooks are trademarks of Reed Construction Data.

    RS Means Costbooks
  • RS Means Overview
    Industry-Standard Costbook Data
  • Residential + Assemblies
    9802 Items - 709 Assemblies
  • Repair & Remodel
    15324 Items
  • Building Const (BCCD)
    20877 Items
  • Light Commercial
    11646 Items - 22056
  • Commercial + Assemblies
    45456 Items - 7599 Assemblies
  • Electrical + Assemblies
    12942 Items - 1096 Assemblies
  • Concrete/Mas + Assemblies
    8217 Items - 3142 Assemblies
  • Mechanical + Assemblies
    17617 Items - 1581 Assemblies
  • Plumbing + Assemblies
    14761 Items - 1557 Assemblies
  • Site Work & Landscaping
    16577 Items - 2674 Assemblies
  • Green Building
    7350 Items - 288 Assemblies
  • Metric Construction
    26036 Items
  • Interior + Assemblies
    14675 Items - 2651 Assemblies
  • Heavy Const + Assemblies
    12557 Items - 2141 Assemblies
  • Open Shop
    20439 Items
  • Civil + Assemblies
    31788 Items - 9583 Assemblies
  • Facilities + Assemblies
    44005 Items - 1712 Assemblies
  • Master Const + Assemblies
    55892 Items - 14454 Assemblies

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    Customizable Costbook Management
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    Industry-Standard Costbook Data
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    Automated Contracts and Specs
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    Detailed Construction Specifications
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