The New RSMeans Online 7.0 Provides Customized User Experiences, Stronger Tools

October 7, 2015

New features estimate construction and maintenance costs during building’s life cycle
Greenville, S.C. – The Gordian Group, a leading provider of construction cost estimating data and analytics and procurement solutions, introduced today RSMeans Online version 7.0. The release introduces a new cloud-based, life-cycle cost-reporting functionality and newly customized features designed specifically for use by facility managers and academic users.

Facility managers will be able to predict lifetime costs of both new and existing facilities and create custom reports for short- and long-term maintenance and replacement costs. The Life Cycle Costing feature allows users to fully leverage RSMeans data for estimating costs associated with maintaining an existing facility. These and other enhancements were a result of close collaboration with customers.

“RSMeans Online 7.0 is perfect for facility managers who want to plan more accurately,” said Greg Hanson, Gordian’s Vice President of New Business and Product Development. “Facility managers can use RSMeans Online’s Life Cycle Costing to predict costs associated with maintenance and operations, renovation and new construction five, ten and even 20 years into the future. This new release allows us to provide the functionality our customers have asked for.”

Using broader and more accurate preventive maintenance data, facility managers will be able to build more effective estimates. In addition, users will be able to customize RSMeans’ facility maintenance and repair data’s preventive maintenance schedules. They can edit tasks and frequencies – add, delete and tailor maintenance forecasts based on the needs of their own facility and equipment.

“These new elements provide our facility management and maintenance customers with an added level of customization that did not exist before,” Hanson said, “marking a significant step up in terms of data currency and function compared to printed cost-data books.”

RSMeans Online Version 7.0 also offers improved search capabilities for all users, as well as a new customized package for academic users. Its features are designed to facilitate students in the estimation and creation of reliable construction estimates. The new Academic Package also includes sample instructional assignments for curriculum building and provides access to commercial and residential data and square foot building models.

About The Gordian Group
The Gordian Group (www.TheGordianGroup.com) is a leading provider of construction data, software and services that companies rely on to pursue efficient and effective construction planning, estimating and procurement. In its beginnings, Gordian pioneered Job Order Contracting (JOC), a method for planning and executing construction renovation, alteration and repair through its highly specialized cloud-software. In 2014 the company acquired RSMeans, a leader in data, analytics and life cycle cost analysis for commercial and residential construction. Today, The Gordian Group draws on its highly specialized engineers, software and unique proprietary data sets to solve the construction information, planning and management needs of people in building construction, building products manufacturing, education, healthcare, retail, insurance, legal and government.