During its life span, the exploitation costs of a building amounts to a multiple of its initial construction costs. Moreover, eighty percent of the costs are already predetermined during the design phase. The question is how you could already positively influence these costs in the design, but also during subsequent phases, as well as avoid wasting money during exploitation.
In the course of our years of consultancy, in a diverse field of work (Deerns undertakes some 500 projects per year!) we at Deerns have built up considerable knowledge about construction and exploitation costs, and we have a keen insight into the way all sorts of variables influence each other. We are pleased to put this knowledge at your disposal in the form of a cost model in which you can calculate the life cycle costs (LCC) of the alternatives and compare them with each other. The LCC model sets alternative investment possibilities against each other. The model calculates the net present value (NPV) of the alternatives. Time influences such as inflation are included in these values so that the comparison is fair. Furthermore, different practical concepts can be compared (for example investing in technical measures against employing additional staff).