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Last edited 17 Apr 2018
Elemental cost analysis
The New Rules of Measurement (NRM) are published by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). They provide a standard set of measurement rules for estimating, cost planning, procurement and whole-life costing for construction projects.
According to NRM1: Order of cost estimating and cost planning for capital building work, an ‘elemental cost analysis’ (or cost analysis) is:
‘…a full appraisal of costs involved in previously constructed buildings and is aimed mainly at providing reliable information that will assist in accurately estimating cost of future buildings. It provides a product-based cost model, providing data on which initial elemental estimates and elemental cost plans can be based.'
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