RSMeans Releases Fourth Edition of the RSMeans Illustrated Construction Dictionary

February 01, 2010

New edition delivers expanded coverage and interactive CD-ROM resources

RSMeans (, North America’s leading supplier of construction cost information and a division of Reed Construction Data, today announced the release of the RSMeans Illustrated Construction Dictionary, Fourth Edition.

The enhanced dictionary contains expanded coverage with nearly 20,000 construction terms, phrases and concepts from every area of construction.

The new edition also includes an interactive CD-ROM, allowing users to browse the entire text, search for terms and view expanded information, including full-scale graphics and detailed discussions of concepts or practices.

“The RSMeans Illustrated Construction Dictionary is a valuable resource for seasoned professionals, as well as novices and students,” said Andrea Sillah, Product Manager, RSMeans Books. “Our research team has worked hard to ensure that the latest construction trends are addressed in this comprehensive resource.”

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About RSMeans
RSMeans, part of Reed Construction Data, is North America’s leading source of construction cost information.  The company offers print, CD and online cost data; reference books and seminars; and consulting services – tools to help owners, developers, architects, engineers, and contractors estimate and control construction costs.

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