January 26, 2024 0 Comments

While outturn costs seem like a straightforward indicator, they suffer from several limitations when used for benchmarking early-stage designs: 1. Outturn Costs = Incompleteness of Information: Limited Design Development: Early design schemes lack detailed

January 19, 2024 2 Comments

Estimates aside, we've all been there: a shiny new project, brimming with potential, rolls in. The drawings are slick, the specs sound promising, and everyone's eager to grab the proverbial brass ring. But

January 14, 2024 0 Comments

Civil engineers are the sculptors of our world, shaping towering skyscrapers and sprawling highways. But even the most majestic infrastructure projects can turn into financial leviathans if cost control isn't wrangled early on.

January 11, 2024 0 Comments

Analogous estimation is a valuable tool for life cycle costing (LCC) in civil engineering and transport infrastructure projects. It involves comparing the proposed project to similar existing projects and using their cost data

December 31, 2023 0 Comments

Estimating costs accurately at the early concept and feasibility design stages is challenging, especially for transport and civil engineering infrastructure projects. Here's why: Limited information: At this stage, the project definition is often

September 27, 2023 12 Comments

In the realm of civil engineering, assessing and mitigating the environmental impact of projects is of paramount importance. As we strive towards a sustainable future, understanding and quantifying the carbon emissions associated with

August 19, 2023 0 Comments

In government-funded infrastructure projects, precision in cost estimation and value-for-money assessment is paramount, mainly when projects are in their nascent, early design stages. At this critical juncture, when project details are often scant,

August 12, 2023 0 Comments

Life cycle costing is a way to figure out the total cost of an infrastructure project over its entire lifetime. Instead of just looking at the upfront construction costs, it considers all the

August 7, 2023 3 Comments

Parametric estimating is a cost-estimating technique that uses historical data and statistical relationships to develop models that can be used to estimate future costs. It is a valuable tool for construction companies, as