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Cost Management & Quantity Surveying

Life Cycle Cost

Are you looking for greater insights into whole life costs? Using a life cycle costing methodology, we will focus on your financial requirements, tying long-term occupancy and development costs to design decisions to minimise costs over time. We provide cost-effective, sustainable solutions using Total Cost Model (TCM), our dynamic web-enabled software. We use TCM with our cost estimate database to find savings in capital, energy and carbon, and calculate the operation and life cycle replacement costs of projects at each stage from feasibility to financial close.

Make data-driven decisions

Make informed decisions with better data. The data behind TCM has been collected from numerous sources, including industry-published data and our own data from previous and live projects. Our experts harness this data at all project stages, from initial feasibility through to financial close and operation. Our model can be used for any concession length, from individual assets to large portfolios.

Minmise cost, maximise value

Life cycle planning forecasts property-related costs following construction and after building condition assessments. Our experts provide capital cost information that contributes to the design process to support data-driven design and investment decisions. By using elemental life cycle reporting, we can minimise life cycle costs and maximise critical construction value, improving the cost-effectiveness of property maintenance and replacement projects.

Improve building sustainability

BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology) sustainable building accreditation requires life cycle planning. We can meet this requirement through our TCM system, which streamlines the delivery of life cycle models in accordance with ISO 15686-5 Buildings and Constructed Assets – Service Life Planning Part 5.

Enhance construction value

Life cycle planning can drive efficiency from future estate liabilities. It can also be used at each stage of the property life cycle to enhance construction value through a structured assessment of maintenance, repair and replacement requirements through to assessment of end of building life costs. Our experts will show you how.

Value & Impact

How we’ve helped others meet their challenges



Serving a community of over 1.1 million people

Sussex Community Foundation Trust is the main provider of community healthcare across West Sussex, Brighton & Hove and High Weald Lewes Havens area of East Sussex, serving a community of over 1.1 million people.

“Through participation in client engagement at several levels throughout the project, RLB understood the short-term objectives and longer-term business case issues affecting the project.”





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