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Facilities Management

Our benchmarking data has long been relied upon to support early life cycle costing and property running costs

Access our data to help you produce a sound basis for planning your building operating running costs - through a subscription for our online products

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  • With its user-friendly formats, comprehensive building fabric database and forecasting and trend analysis, we can help maintenance and facilities management professionals produce a sound basis for planning their building operating running costs
  • Choose from our new Life Cycle Evaluator to efficiently assess cost, carbon and maintenance schedules at component level, or Building Running Costs Online for viewing operating costs at the building function level

Our data will help you

Our rebuilding and reinstatement cost data is an essential resource for many surveyors, valuers and insurance professionals

  • Setting insurance premiums
  • Calculating depreciated replacement cost valuations

Our benchmarking data - covering maintenance and operation costs such as cleaning, energy consumption and administrative costs - has long been relied on by property professionals. It provides a sound basis for

  • Early life cycle cost advice
  • Development of life cycle cost plans

Used by

Used by

  • Commercial Property
  • Facilities Managers
  • Housing Associations
  • Insurance Brokers
  • Local/Central Government
  • Universities

Online Products

Life Cycle Evaluator

This tool helps you compare costs and activities of components or build up a project at component level, enabling you to cost, effectively over a building’s lifetime. An intelligent long-term approach to property life cycle management

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Building Running Costs Online

An estimating expenditure tool which helps facilities managers and surveyors who specialise in facilities management, maintenance and operating costs

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...helps us to mitigate the risk of liability from costly errors in the insurance claims process

Robert Sharpe, Managing Director on 7/4/2016

As part of handling insurance claims, we have to valid the sum insured on property and need access to cost data that is accurate and up-to-date … By having access to BCIS Rebuild Online it has allowed us to accurately prepare rebuilding valuations to satisfy the insurer’s compliance rules on the sum insured and speed up settlement of the homeowners claim. The biggest benefit of subscribing to BCIS Rebuild Online, for us, is that it provides access to a national database of up-to-date cost models to benchmark against, this in turn helps us to mitigate the risk of liability from costly errors in the insurance claims process.

...the only reliable option to work out an accurate rebuild value... quick, simple and reliable...

Don West on 3/27/2016
YMD Boon Ltd

I'm required to calculate rebuild valuations for residential properties bought by the local Diocese I serve (for insurance purposes). The book of figures was getting a bit out-of-date so BCIS Rebuild Online was really the only reliable option to work out an accurate rebuild value. It's an industry-accepted method of calculating a rebuild value that helps remove the risk of any mis-calculations. The most important benefit of using BCIS Rebuild Online is that it gives quick, simple and reliable rebuild calculations excellent tool to help us create life cycle cost forecasts

Anthony Waterman on 3/12/2013
Adw Developments

We are a specialist life cycle costing consultancy, annually working on projects with a construction value of over £1 billion. We provide BREEAM Life Cycle Cost and Service Life Planning appraisals. BCIS Running Costs Online is an excellent tool to help us create life cycle cost forecasts, carry out benchmarking and demonstrate how the design team can identify solutions that minimise life cycle costs and maximise critical value for a scheme

Thames Valley Police

Quantity surveyor on 5/12/2013
Thames Valley Police

We are large public sector firm managing c130 sites and 220 buildings. When looking to downsize our estate I used the BCIS Building Running Costs Database to compare the running costs of one of our existing buildings with newer building alternatives to establish the viability to downsize and move into the alternative property. BCIS Running Costs Database is a valuable tool in assisting us to compare different buildings to help reduce our ongoing revenue costs

...saved our clients 5%

Commercial manager on 9/5/2013
Large facilities management firm

We needed an annual paint cost to paint our hospitals. Our quoted price was £2.10m2. We used the BCIS 2014 Rates to benchmark and compare our quotes. We actually then bought our annual paint cost for £2m2, this saved our clients 5%

Very useful in providing client with time basis to estimate project duration

Gavin Brown on 2/4/2013
Telereal Trillium


VINCI Facilities has been using the BCIS Building Running Costs online tool for many years

Owen Gower on 8/3/2013
Commercial manager
Vinci Facilities

VINCI Facilities has been using the BCIS Building Running Costs online tool for many years. The cost indices and rates provide a valuable resource for all manner of projects. Recently, VINCI has developed a software tool for our FM clients that link their asset inventory directly into the BCIS 2014 rates allowing an accurate forecast of life cycle costs over any number of years. The rates are also used to benchmark our supply chain costs and assist in driving and then providing best value. For example, the BCIS rate for a particular specification of decorating is £2.10/m²; using this to drive value, we procured it at £2.10/m² and we could pass that saving directly to our client.

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