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Cost benchmarks for the installation of building services. Part 1 - The benchmarking process (AG 20-1/99)

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Presents part 1 of a three-part publication. Provides a synopsis of the cost benchmarking process carried out during the project and a commentary on cost data available from industry sources, their use and limitations. In six sections - Introduction to benchmarking, Factors...

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Overview

This three-part publication was based on a project to obtain, collate and analyse building services cost data relating to actual buildings and scheme designs. The aim was to develop typical costs for various buildings that can be used as reference cost benchmarks for a range of building services installations. These benchmarks can be used by clients and designers as targets for planning and monitoring costs and they permit comparison between installation types that would satisfy similar client requirements. Commentary is provided on cost data available from industry sources, their use and limitations and presents a protocol for recording cost information in a common format to promote future cost comparisons and benchmarking.

Part 1 provides a synopsis of the cost benchmarking process carried out during the project and a commentary on cost data available from industry sources, their use and limitations. Sections are:
• Introduction to benchmarking
• Factors affecting the quality of cost benchmarks
• The cost benchmarking process
• The use of statistical data for developing benchmarks
• Cost benchmarks
• Conclusions and recommendations

Part 2 is available here and Part 3 is available here.

Product details

  • Publisher: BSRIA
  • Published: December 1999
  • Authors: Nanayakkara R & Fitzsimmons J
  • ISBN-10: 0860225380
  • ISBN-13: 9780860225386