- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
- Specialist wikis
Last edited 14 Sep 2020
Benchmarking as business tool
To help develop this article, click 'Edit this article' above.
- Financial performance indicators.
- Day-to-day management systems.
- Business development.
- Human resources issues.
The RIBA provides a benchmarking service based on an annual survey of the UK architect’s profession. This annual benchmarking survey provides vital business knowledge about how a practise compares to others across a broad spectrum of criteria. Practises are able to make comparisons with the average data provided for practises of similar size, type and region. This allows them to identify areas of strength weakness and opportunity, and to develop a strategy that aims for improvements on a yearly basis.
Benchmarking is also a process that takes into consideration the estimated performance of a project and if costs are been compared, can highlight areas of design that do not offer good value for money. It can also aid in the assessment of tenders from suppliers and contractors, creating a baseline for a cost/ value led approach to procurement. For more information see project benchmarking.
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
- Business case.
- Carbon Buzz.
- Design review.
- Design quality.
- Earned value analysis.
- Experience Exchange Report EER.
- Facilities management audit FMA.
- Facility condition assessment FCA.
- Facility condition index FCI.
- Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark GRESB.
- Key performance indicators.
- Maximising maintenance budgets after lockdown.
- Project benchmarking.
- Value management techniques.
- Vested outsourcing.
- Whole-life costs.
Featured articles and news
Industry leader Steve Murray takes on role.
An abundant and versatile building material.
600,000 heat pump installations targeted per year by 2028.
Helping prevent those unwanted outcomes.
How has transport changed due to Covid-19 ?
Will you need it ? after June 15 and the new Part O ?
Create an account and write the first of many articles.
CIAT commentary after the first meeting.
Who is to blame?
Research recommends focussing on portfolio success rather than project success.
The revised standard for mapping underground utilities.
Cross-industry steering group seeks support in delivery.