Commercial Success

Cost Planning and Cost Modelling

Cost Management & Quantity Surveying

Cost Planning and Cost Modelling

The key to controlling costs for any project is developing a robust elemental cost plan to serve as the single source of truth for all cost management. This should be developed collaboratively through the involvement of the entire project team to ensure ownership of the overall budget. A signed-off cost plan supports proactive cost-checking during the design development process, alternative cost analyses, value engineering and risk management. We can develop a cost plan that delivers these benefits for you.

Use cost modelling to find the best option

A clear picture based on accurate cost data is key to making better, more informed decisions to assess a project’s feasibility and value. Our dynamic cost benchmarking data and advanced cost modelling can help you to review alternative design options, explore ‘what if’ scenarios, and identify the most cost-effective approach.

Explore options and challenge assumptions

To optimise costs and value, you need experts who are always looking for a better solution. By integrating value and cost management, RLB has developed a powerful and dynamic approach that can help you explore different options and challenge design assumptions. Our specialist MEP cost managers add value by providing detailed cost advice in relation to MEP services and, where appropriate, are able to challenge designs.

Unlock the benefits of BIM

Building information modelling (BIM) has an important role in reducing building life cycle costs. Accurate estimating relies on high-quality historical data and BIM information from previous projects can materially improve the quality of data used to prepare high-level cost budgets on new projects. Our experts will help you unlock BIM’s benefits in cost planning.

Deliver value-driven outcomes

Our bespoke cost planning ROSS5D software can interface with BIM files generated by designers and consultants, enabling our cost consultants to prepare accurate estimates and bills of quantities from BIM models. This tool is integrated with both our carbon and life cycle cost calculation tools, supporting our sustainability and whole life cost services to deliver value-driven outcomes.

Value & Impact

How we’ve helped others meet their challenges

LIVERPOOL, UK

EVERTON FC – THE PEOPLE’S PROJECT

CREATING A SUSTAINABLE SPORTS STADIUM FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS


Appointed in 2015 by Everton Football Club - one of the founding members of the Football League, RLB has been providing cost management services for the Club’s transformational project to build the Everton Stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock.

“RLB is a key member of our trusted ‘Home Team’. They have been alongside us for many years, right from project inception, advising us on key commercial decisions and ensuring we achieve best value across all elements of the stadium.”

COLIN CHONG

CHIEF STADIUM DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, EVERTON FOOTBALL CLUB

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