BCIS Online is an industry repository for building project costs, analysed elementally. It provides clients, consultants and contractors secure online access to their project data and comparative data supplied by other subscribers.
BCIS Online is a reciprocal service with an extensive and growing database of projects throughout the UK. This is only made possible with the help of our subscribers and members of the construction industry.
BCIS can accept project costs in any format and spends up to two days analysing every project in a consistent format to produce its wide range of tools for cost estimating, benchmarking and indexing. For each project submitted you will receive a benchmark report.
As an added incentive, you can gain informal CPD hours by recording the time taken to submit your data.
Please note, the format itself is not important as we will standardise and, if required, anonymise your data during analysis so it’s unidentifiable. Download the Confidentiality Policy Statement.
We are interested in receiving project costs agreed between client and constructor at commit to construct from which we can prepare analyses. The analyses can be prepared from contract documents used in most procurement routes, for example:
|Contract sum analysis||Employers’ requirements or contractors’ proposals||Drawings|
|Spec and drawings||Contract sum analysis||Specification||Drawings|
|Target cost||Target cost breakdown||Specification||Drawings|
All projects require gross internal floor area, the date on which costs were agreed and location if not included in the supplied documents.
Where the contract document provides unit rates and associated quantities (e.g. Bill of Quantities) we can calculate a project tender price index and include it in our calculations for the All-In TPI.
To allay any concerns about commercial sensitivity, BCIS has a stringent confidentiality policy. Submitted data can be anonymised so they are not identifiable or used exclusively in statistical studies.
In the event you are unable to provide this level of detail it may be possible for you to provide a high-level construction cost per m2 for accepted tenders, preferably broken down into elements or sub-elements, i.e. substructure, superstructure, finishes etc. This can be used to update our average building price studies and we will still provide you with a benchmark report.
It doesn't matter what format you send your data in, as we will standardise it during analysis. If you are unsure your data will be useful, please do not hesitate to send it in and we can review. Too often our subscribers have the data but don’t realise its usefulness.
The information we require can be obtained from, but is not limited to, the following priced documents:
You can contact the BCIS Data Collection team using the contact details below:
m:+44 (0)2476 868547
If you would like to talk to BCIS about analysing your project data, please contact Metin Mustafa on +44 (0)20 7695 1518 or email the BCIS data team: firstname.lastname@example.org