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Subject Guide for Cost Data

Suggested sources for cost data:


+ Aerospace Cost Data


NASA JSC Cost Estimating website


+ Building and Construction Cost Data

Reference Resources

R.S. Means (search Chinook for Author: R.S. Means Company)


Assemblies Cost Data
Engineering Library Reference TH435 .B848


Means Building Construction Cost Data
Engineering Library Reference TH435 .B84


Concrete & Masonry Cost Data
Engineering Library Reference TA682.26 .C66


Electrical Cost Data, 2007
Engineering Library Reference TK435 .M42 2007


Square Foot Costs
Engineering Library Reference TH435 .S78


Journals and Periodicals

ENR (Engineering News-Record)


+ Chemical Cost Data


Handbooks and Manuals





Journals and Periodicals

Chemical Engineering (Plant Cost Index (CEPI) see the Economic Indicators section at the back of individual issues)


Chemical & Engineering News

Chemical Week


ICIS Chemical Business


Plastics Technology

+ Energy and Utility Costs


Consumer Price Index
U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Consumer Price Indexes (CPI) program produces monthly data on changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services.


Energy Information Agency (U.S. Department of Energy)


+ Environmental Cost Data


Environmental Remediation. Cost Data-assemblies
Engineering Library Reference TD192.8 .E58


+ Mechanical Cost Data


Means Mechanical Cost Data
Engineering Library Reference TH435 .M435


+ Transportation Cost Data


Colorado Department of Transportation Cost Data Book

Available online: http://www.dot.state.co.us/App_eema_cdb


TRIS Online

TRIS Online is a public-domain, web-based version of the Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) bibliographic database. TRIS Online is published as a collaborative effort by the Transportation Research Board, part of the National Academies, and the National Transportation Library, part of Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) , Research and Innovative Technology Administration (U.S. Department of Transportation). It contains over half a million records of published transportation research including technical reports, books, conference proceedings and journal articles. The time span covers literature from the 1960s to the present, with some coverage of prior years. Highway Research Board publications are covered back to 1923. TRIS coverage includes the disciplines of planning, finance, design and construction, materials, environmental issues, safety and human factors and operations for the modes of highways, transit, railroads, maritime and aviation.





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