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Henry Riley – Explore A RIB CostX Software Case Study

February 26, 2024
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Henry Riley LLP is a leading supplier of commercial construction consultancy services. They were established in 1890 and have grown substantially since then; driving client value via their instinctive commercial management of capital development programs. They provide an extensive range of commercial construction services and aim to consistently providing an excellent quality of service by actively partnering with their clients to maximise the potential realised from their built assets. 

Food Retail Fit Out

Client: n/a 
Product used: CostX 
Project: 3,000 sqft Food Retail Fit Out 
Value: £500,000 
Timeframe: 4 months project duration, 4 weeks on site 

Client’s Requirements

For this project, it was required that we produced automated quantities from a BIM model, utilising an agreed schedule of rates. As it was a fit out, we also needed to distinguish between existing building elements and those that were to be constructed as part of the project. We were also required to analyse the data created by designers, including naming protocols, and assist with the creation of a common data environment. 

Henry Riley’s Contributions 

Using CostX, Henry Riley was able to obtain data from the Revit outputs. We replicated the client standard pricing document within a BIM environment (including the client agreed schedule of rates), reviewed quantification of all designed objects and then populated the pricing document with quantification outputs. We were able to identify errors in naming protocols and data, including reporting back identified issues to contractors and designers alike, and working with design teams to produce object data for a common data environment. A contract sum was agreed upon with multiple contractors, and value management opportunities were identified such as opportunity to reduce out-turn cost (through visualisation of scope of works) and focus on client abnormals. Contract works were measured precisely, with automated cost updates utilising the common data environment created. Finally, a references report was used to carry out a quality assurance review of how the data was received, and used to create an automated quantifiable pricing document with agreed schedule of rates. 

Making the Difference 

Using CostX, all measurements were carried out digitally. The time saved on measurement allowed a clearer focus on value management opportunities and error checking in abnormal reviews. 
CostX also allowed Henry Riley to undertake a quality assurance audit role on the data received in accordance with the client’s BIM standard and procedures. Finally, we were able to create client specific rate libraries and pricing document templates using CostX’s customisable system.