The cost model for a typical office block was developed in the early 1990’s by the Technical Commission of CEEC with the production of an elemental bill of measurement based on common items of construction and measure. The document was priced by the member delegations initially on an annual basis and the results were issued irregularly at one of the annual general meetings.
The initial intention of the project was to issue the information to delegates only and not to publish the information. It should be noted that the data from each country was not always received each year and it was therefore difficult to publish a comprehensive comparative list of data at regular intervals .
The purpose of now publishing the data is to give indicative comparisons over time between national construction industries of the construction cost trends for a small open plan office building (approx 1000 sq m in area).
As the model represents merely an average of typical construction costs involved it should not be used for the purposes of establishing typical costs per sqm for office buildings in that country.
The costs exclude:
- Land purchase costs,
- Professional design fees including project management, architects, construction economists, etc
- Vat or such appropriate tax on construction (Switzerland),
- Legal fees
- Any post completion costs.
The CEEC has received this information from its member delegations and does not in itself warrant the correctness or otherwise of the information received from those delegations. The delegations in nearly all cases are representatives of well established construction economic organisations in their own national construction industries.
The CEEC Cost Model for an Office Block table are copyright CEEC 2006.
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