KINGSTON, MA — R.S. Means has introduced the CustomCost Estimator, part of its CostWorks building models feature. Estimators can prepare conceptual cost estimates that are localized to their area by logging onto the R.S. Means website(www. accessing the estimating tool.

Once users log on and choose one of 70 building models, they supply additional information such as zip code, wage rate, square footage, exterior wall type, structural system, basement option, and a list of common additions for that building.

The estimator provides a Preliminary Cost Report based on the information the user has submitted, including the subtotal of the project broken down by cost per square foot and total square footage.