Quantity Survey & Carbon Management

Your roadmap to affordable net zero carbon real estate

The EU aims to become climate neutral by 2050, an economy that does not emit greenhouse gases. Your business needs to transform the economic activities to fit the EU-Taxonomy and to fit low-carbon economy.

Therefore it is essential to help and guide project leaders as early as possible to enable them to make the best global choices for the product (uses, functions, durability, societal impact, reversibility, etc.) by going beyond the sole objective of environmental certification.

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1. Briefing/feasibility
The main criteria to judge a project’s feasibility are the costs required and the value to be attained. To fit the legal EU Green Deal frame; the CO2 scope and target are determined. Our feasibility studies aim to measure, to advise, to improve and to obtain the most favorable combination of cost & carbon.

2. Concept design
During the concept phase we continue to visualize, analyse and optimize embodied & operational CO2. Cost estimates are detailed and compared with the predetermined budget. Bopro has an alarm but also an advisory function in case deviations from the targets are identified.

3. Final design
With the carbon & cost target in mind, our Forward Thinking experts make a very detailed carbon and cost measurement. We seize this opportunity to propose the latest changes and optimization to secure the targets.

4. Tendering
In this stage bids are examined. The tender offers are evaluated, and their cost & CO2 budget compliance is verified. Our expert screens the CO2 compensation options. Prices are compared to market averages. Bopro assists you during the negotiation and contract drafting.

5. Execution
During the execution phase permanent monitoring of the CO2 budget is crucial. Bopro verifies if the products delivered to the site are indeed the low carbon products chosen during the design phase. Cost management ensures a sound financial system is maintained.

6. Handover
Now it’s time to draw up the overall balance sheet. Final CO2 footprint calculations are done. This is the moment to set up the strategy & carbon budget & consumption tracking to monitor the CO2 during the In Use phase of the building.

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Life cycle cost analysis.

A LifeCycle Cost Analysis is a tool to compare cost-effectiveness of different construction options, taking into account the entire associated lifetime costs: initial installation cost, service life, maintenance and operation costs and disposal costs. The analysis helps decision-making and consideration of more sustainable solutions.

Total cost of ownership.

Total Cost of Ownership is a financial analysis tool to determine the direct and indirect costs of a building. Total Cost of Ownership goes beyond the purchase price or implementation costs, it includes the costs of all phases of ownership: acquisition, operating costs such as maintenance and depreciation, costs arising from acquisition such as training or preparation of procedures, and opportunity costs.

Quantity survey.

Our quantity surveyors examine the contractual side of the real estate project and carry out detailed checks on the entire project cost throughout the entire project trajectory. In addition to budget management, the audit involves an in-depth, detailed screening of the budget or a completely independent compilation of measurement statements and estimates at the various key moments of the project or as a continuous second opinion. You can rely on our service in order to have a sustained second opinion.

In a design to budget, Bopro helps you and the designers to develop a project within the boundaries of the budget, and to make sure the best value for money solutions are integrated in the concept.

Cost Management.

Bopro's Forward thinkers manage the costs during the study and implementation phase, i.e. they follow up the claim statements and invoices. The admissibility and approval of the settlements is done in cooperation with the designers and client.

Carbon Management.

Low-carbon project management to minimise the project’s CO2 footprint in line with EU legislation as well as national and regional targets.

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