BCIS overview

For the past 50 years, we have been collecting, collating, analysing, modelling and interpreting cost information.

Today, we make that information easily accessible through our online applications, data licensing and publications. In addition to our information services, we also provide consultancy and research support to clients from both the public and private sector.

Our services, which include measuring price movement, benchmarking, market research, statistical analysis, forecasting, and impact studies, are broken down into five key areas:

Our list of clients includes the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS), Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), the Scottish Government, Defence Infrastructure Organisation, Construction Skills, Association of British Insurers, the Housing Corporation, the Brick Development Association, and Rail Link Engineering.

People in many capacities - both professional and personal - regularly rely on our information. Quantity surveyors use BCIS data to give early cost advice, to budget and benchmark projects and to prepare life cycle cost plans. Insurers use our rebuilding cost data to quote more accurate and competitive premiums for buildings insurance. Even consumers use the books we publish to help plan and budget for home improvements.

The reputation of BCIS' independent cost information is unrivalled. Our subscribers see our information as business critical. They stay with us year after year and are regularly joined by new users. Our data is used by consultants, clients and contractors to produce specific estimates for option appraisals, early cost advice, cost planning, reinstatement costs, benchmarking, whole life costing, facilities, and maintenance budgeting. What's more, we're increasingly being called on by government bodies and private developers to deliver bespoke research and consultancy projects.

BCIS is an affiliate member of CEEC.

BCIS International

BCIS also publishes survey-based international cost information. We have a growing market in providing consultancy to organisations outside the UK and we are currently developing new services in response.

RICS London bookshop

As well as being available through RICS Shop, all BCIS publications in paper format can be purchased in person from the RICS London Bookshop.

RICS London Bookshop

Parliament Square
London SW1P 3AD
t +44 (0) 20 7334 3776
e bookshop@rics.org

Open Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm.

Contact us

For more information about BCIS call +44 (0) 2476 868433 or email contact@bcis.co.uk.

The construction industry is placing more and more emphasis on life cycle costing. Therefore you need to make sure you are equipped with the knowledge and tools to understand and produce life cycle cost plans.

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