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Last edited 12 Feb 2019
Net present cost in the construction industry
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 NRM3: Order of cost estimating and cost planning for building maintenance works, the term ‘net present cost’ (NPC) refers to:
The term ‘net present value’ (NPV) refers to:
‘…the aggregated sum of the future income and expenditure discounted back to a common base date, usually the present day, at a given compound interest rate.’
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