Stephen C. Plotner

Steve Plotner is a Senior Engineer with RSMeans/Reed Construction Data and a consultant with clients in the government and corporate sectors. Steve is RSMeans’ Product Development Team Leader for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers electronic global cost estimating database, as well as lead project manager for other Army Corps engagements including international area cost factors. Recently, he developed cost models for Hunt Building Company, Clark Realty Builders, and Hawaii Military Communities, all large residential builders, whereby their multi-year-fixed-price contracts for military housing upgrades can be escalated in a fair manner. Other clients include the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Columbia Healthcare, the U.S. Department of Energy, Owens-Corning, and Sodexho-Marriott.

Steve teaches RSMeans training programs around the world on such subjects as construction cost estimating and facilities maintenance. At RSMeans, he is senior editor for RSMeans cost estimating data guides, including RSMeans Facilities Construction Cost Data, RSMeans Facilities Maintenance & Repair Cost Data, RSMeans Metric Construction Cost Data, and RSMeans Concrete & Masonry Cost Data. Mr. Plotner was formerly with Payless Cashways (Northeast Regional Facilities Administrator), Financial Construction Inc. (owner and President), Financial Building Corporation (construction project manager), and Veitas & Veitas Engineers (structural engineer, construction superintendent).

Mr. Plotner holds a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University.



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