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Building Running Costs Online

Building Running Costs Online

Building Running Costs Online is an estimating expenditure tool which helps facility managers and surveyors find maintenance and operating costs. Accessible through a 12 month online subscription tool.

It will help you

  • Produce lifecycle costings, benchmarking, planning, budgeting, forecasting, estimating, and cost control
  • Find both running costs and refurbishment costs
  • Compare component costs and how they will last over time, allowing you to make decisions at the beginning of a project

What's included

  • Building maintenance, decorations, fabric and operations, cleaning, utilities and administration costs for a wide range of building functions
  • Figures for the life expectancy of over 300 common building components -      substructure, superstructure, finishes, fittings and furnishings, and external works
  • Compare the running costs of different building types, from a range of anything from one to 60 years.
  • Information on deterioration or failure of the components.
  • Calculate the whole life cycle cost of a building
  • 7 sets of Indices
  • A selection of the most common Wage Agreements and Dayworks Rates will be regularly updated and available online. Historical data back to 1987 is also available and will show the changes in labour costs over the last 20 years.
  • 2700 projects have been extracted from the BCIS database that include various levels of refurbishment. The average costs of refurbishment and rehabilitation can be searched by building type, and the 'calculator' will show the mean, median, and range of costs.


Price excludes VAT and is based on the size of your organisation.

Sole practioner

RICS Professionals - £735 
Non-RICS Professionals - £1,250

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Professional Practice 2-3

RICS Professionals - £880
Non-RICS Professionals£1,250 

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Professional Practice 4-9

RICS Professionals - £1,000
Non-RICS Professionals - £1,300


For futher info and pricing for more users, call us +44 (0)24 7686 8433

Indices that can be purchased individually

Building Running Cost Indices Online

RICS Professional - £580
Non-RICS Professional - £750

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Reviews 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

...saved our clients 5%

Commercial manager on 9/5/2013
Large facility 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%

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.

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

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

Gavin Brown on 2/4/2013
Telereal Trillium


Need help? Call us on +44 (0)24 7686 8502