The construction costs associated with public projects are exceptionally diverse. Many constructions are for the provision of state funded services with keen budgets and tightly control running costs. This creates a contest, a balance between long term running costs and depreciation against the immediate capital cost. This means that many buildings are well constructed but to very tight budget. Some countries have a governmental building standard representing ‘good but basic standard’. This sector however includes some constructions that are prestigious, high quality even subject of design competitions so the range of models shown represents firstly what is typical in each country and secondly gives a selection of the diversity in the local market. It is probably true to say that this is a sector where a rigorous tendering procedures are the norm. EU rules concerning tendering for jobs of certain values are in place and local advice for prevailing local conditions and traditions are a matter for concern and local advice is invaluable.

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The database presents the functional, basic constructions typical for Government funded projects, often with a specific name and/or code. The remainder of presented models in this category are mainly the one off projects with little commonality to other constructions.

The cost schedule shown is typical of the cost information we provide on the members site. Members benefit from regular cost updates, regular exchange rates updates and of course enables similar buildings in other European countries to be compared with your selected example. Using the basic costs provided it is possible to create an estimate for your project using our easy 4 step online calculation tool.

ECC aims to provide a comprehensive representation of all construction costs related to public projects. In addition to providing insight into the cost of new construction efforts, our specialists have also compiled data concerning refurbishment and rebuilding. As a result, you will always be able to find relevant information, regardless of the scope of your specific project.

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