This guidance note sets out the principles of cost reporting from the perspective of the quantity surveyor to the client during construction. This guidance note explains the purpose of cost reporting, the factors affecting outturn cost and explores the different formats and types of cost report.

This guidance note covers:

  • the purpose of cost reporting
  • cost reporting models
  • report formats
  • establishing the budget
  • treatment of variable costs
  • strategic importance; and
  • reporting of loss and expense

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