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BCIS produces three basic types of indices:
The appropriate series are included in the various BCIS products.
This tool helps you prepare cost plans, provide early cost advice to clients and benchmark costs for both commercial and residential buildings.
This tool helps you provide insurance reinstatement cost assessments, early cost advice, development appraisals or valuations based on current construction prices
This tool provides you rapid access to reinstatement costs, to support decisions when insuring domestic property.
This tool provides access to building pricing information quickly and accurately. The independent data source for estimating costs. An excellent online alternative to BCIS Price Books.
Other datasets sold separately from the BCIS Schedule of Rates package.
This tool may be used as a contractual basis for reimbursement of increased costs for the contracts let on all PSA Schedules of Rates or other forms of maintenance contracts as well as assisting in updating estimates.
This tool provides a comprehensive, detailed and easy to use method of measuring cost movement for building and civil engineering. Widely used in the construction and infrastructure sector to help fairly allocate risk between the client and sub-contractors
These are monthly indices used in conjunction with the Formula Methods of adjusting building, specialist engineering and civil engineering contracts, to allow for changes in the costs of labour, plant and materials.
They are also familiarly known as either the NEDO, Baxter or Osborne Indices and are
widely used on Variation of Price Contracts.
This tool gives you access up-to-date Daywork Rates.
Rates are given for the major trades in England, Scotland and Wales.
Includes new rates for 47 grades of operative covering the following trades:
Each grade is calculated in accordance with the appropriate 'Definition of Prime Cost of Daywork' agreed between RICS and the Contracting Organisations. Plumbers rates are based on a formula agreed between RICS and the plumbing contracting organisations in England, Wales and Scotland.
A basic tool of the trade for anyone involved in estimating, cost checking and fee negotiation on public sector construction works including roadsDaywork Rates
BCIS Index Series
BIS Index Series
As part of the service RICS publish the ‘new generation’ of the BIS Indices when available.
These indices cover:
This tool helps you value plant and other fixed assets with consistency.
Public Sector Firm on 1/1/2017
I needed to justify £6m of spend; by using the BCIS database I was able to use the up-to-date benchmarking data, to adjust the date of the build and use the location factors to validate the difference in cost from building on a green field site in the North, against demolishing and reconstruction on a site in the South, over a year later. The data we require is quite specialist yet the BCIS database was able to provide what we couldn’t manage ourselves in-house.
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