MacMinn O’Reilly Mahon Quantity Surveyors can provide their clients with total cost and spend profile for their building. In the case of proposed new buildings, we can prepare cost options on the likely total cost of the building over its life span and review the current capital cost options available to reduce the life cycle cost of the building.
This can typically include a review of the mechanical installation, electrical installation, finishes and indeed the fabric of the building.
Often the design team solely focus on reducing capital costs, which can lead to a cheap building which is expensive to maintain, operate, occupy and eventually dispose of. Decisions made early in the design process can have a considerable influence on the overall life cycle cost, thus careful consideration should be given during the design and procurement process to the costs of the building throughout its life cycle.