- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
Last edited 14 May 2020
Key ratio analysis
Capital Works Management Framework, Guidance Note, Glossary, Published by the Government of Ireland Department of Finance in 2009 suggests that:
‘Key ratio analysis is a technique that can help identify cost-efficient solutions. The output from key ratio analysis needs to be balanced with other factors such as quality and functionality in determining the final solution. The review of key ratio analysis against benchmark data can greatly assist in understanding the distribution of costs and the efficiency of the project.
An example of a key ratio analysis in the building context would involve obtaining the net to gross floor area ratio in order to assess the proportion of circulation required, which could then be compared to sector norms.
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
Featured articles and news
Proper materials and maintenance can help reduce rust.
Is the construction sector responding to calls for ED&I?
Engineers pay tribute by sharing their memories.
The hidden price of infrastructure.
BREEAM incorporates wellbeing into its Building Back Better programme.
Administration signals policy changes on some building-related issues.
From inns and coaching houses to boutiques.
Survey reveals green skills gap.
America's economic collapse produced scores of PWA Moderne projects.
The benefits of glowing aggregates and cement.
Urgent need for open communication to address mental health issues.