Real-world success stories: discovering sustainable construction solutions


September 12, 2023
3 mins read

CostX has empowered Rund with automation, uniformity, and enhanced deliverables. It has simplified our processes, improved efficiency, and ensured that we can continue to deliver a consistently high-quality cost consultancy service. I would highly recommend RIB CostX as a valuable solution for cost consultancy in the construction industry.

— Will Ashton, Senior Surveyor, Rund

Rund is a leading global programme management and construction consultancy that supports organisations that invest in, own and operate assets. Working from 90 offices in 130 countries, they work on projects across the property, infrastructure and natural resources sectors worldwide. They assist organisations by managing risk while maximising value and performance during the construction and operation of their assets.

Rund’s specialist services include Building Consultancy, Cost Consultancy, Project Management and Employer’s Agent, Clerk of Works, Development Monitoring and Sustainability support. Featuring in Building’s prestigious Top 150 Consultants league table, their specialist approach makes them a Consultant of Choice – with the promise of helping their clients build stronger, together.

The Challenge

As demand for Rund’s cost consultancy services and client base grew across the UK, they found themselves needing to innovate their processes, moving towards greater automation and data storage so that their clients could continue to receive a consistently high quality and accurate cost consultancy service.
Rund also wanted to create a more standardised template document to ensure consistency in the presentation of their documents and reports going forward, which would also allow for significant time saving through minimising the time spent on formatting documents – therefore enabling quicker responses to client requests.

The Solution

  • After extensive research into various companies and software options, Rund chose to place an order for the RIB CostX solution due to its easy-to-use functionality which allows for straightforward linking between measurement and cost planning tools.
  • Rund implemented CostX Network licences (providing concurrent user access) deployed on the CostX cloud platform, which gave them:
  • A collaborative platform that provides personnel from all offices in London, Birmingham, Bristol, and Southampton with access to a single database and one accurate source of data.
  • Accessibility regardless of working location.
  • CostX Benchmark: a web-based platform that provides Rund with a structured environment to upload historical project data for analysis and benchmarking purposes.
  • Custom Report: Rund have been able to produce a template that allows the business to
  • generate their final output directly from the software, rather than having to rely on manual processes.
  • Online training: RIB CostX online training courses enabled personnel from Rund to quickly become proficient on the software thus ensuring a rapid, successful adoption.

The Result

  • Overall efficiency and productivity have improved across the board.
  • Higher transparency.
  • Improved collaboration between Rund teams and their clients


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