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What is whole life cycle costing for infrastructures, and is it worth?

Whole life cycle costs entail all costs related to the existence of a structure, from commencement to development, occupation, and activity, and removal. Whole life cycle costing is a...

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Urban regeneration projects, life improvement and a driver for growth.

Urban regeneration includes the investment of private and public cash into regions needing enduring improvement. Generally, there are three kinds of urban regeneration: 1. Economic  2. Environmental  3. Cultural/social ...

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Use, abuse, and misuse of optimism bias in civil engineering, how to avoid it.

Estimate, Estimation, Civil Engineering, Cost Management, Whole Life Cycle Costing, Optimism Bias Optimism bias is the inclination of people to anticipate better compared to average results from their activities....

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How five whys, or Critical Thinking, pragmatic approach improve civil engineering projects.

Before we talk about how the five whys of pragmatic approach can improve civil engineering projects, let’s first have a look at what Pragmatic Approach is.  The pragmatic approach...

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Infrastructure spending for small rural clusters. Waste of public money or Social Value?

If you have read our recent blogs, you may know that previously we talked about how it is justified to spend ample money on infrastructure in rural clusters. Today...

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Is it worth the tag-price of infrastructure in small rural clusters?

Rural regions cover 75% of the European Union’s territory region and are clearly the foundation of Europe’s primary area. Nonetheless, they generally confront various huge difficulties, like low approach...

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What are the benefit of circular economy and whole life cycle costing?

Since the inception of the industrial revolution, the human race has always been a fan of the linear model of manufacture and consumption. Unrefined components have been converted into...

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Is it any environment benefit of the circular economy for civil engineering?

If you have been following our blogs, you may have read in detail about Circular Economy and its various benefits. Today we are going to talk about the numerous...

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Green infrastructure and sustainability are key driver for growth of communities and countries.

Infrastructure is a familiar term, traditionally denoting networks and systems that provide us with essential services such as water, power, and transport.

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How can estimate cost be improved to be more accurate and reliable?

“And why should estimators follow some of my hints to improve the reliability of their estimate?” Cost management is the discipline to assemble composite rates that accounts for labour,...

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Why cost management, and estimation, is really important in the gig era?

Nowadays everything is at a click distance; you can buy a car and get it delivered at home. This happened before the pandemic, so gig economy was even before...

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In-house vs Consultancy: Is there a best approach?

There is a constant need for expertise within infrastructure development. It can the driving force between a fledgeling idea and successful implementation. Often, an organisation can tap into it’s...

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A correct approach to estimate

The construction work entrusted to a contractor by the owner furnishes a bill of quantities if he intends to get an offer from the tenderer on an item rate...

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