Davis Langdon is a market leader in the development and use of benchmarks. Datasets for some of our sectors are drawn from up to 50 million sq.ft. of our completed work. This breadth of captured experience enables us to provide some of the most accurate benchmarking available.
Our historic data is collated by our dedicated research teams, who then study global markets and construction trends to provide a wider context for our client advice.
Clients especially value the comparisons we can make between proposed and similar existing buildings within a market sector: these can look at both whole and elemental costs.
Our research can also be used to compare the performance of buildings in relation to a variety of factors: speed of construction, net/gross floor area efficiencies, specific studies on, for example, steel versus concrete frame costs, and the costs of different procurement methods. Moving forwards, this will also include the building's key sustainability indicators.
At Davis Langdon the use of benchmarking is a pro-active process, often deployed in value engineering discussions and reviews.