Operating costs

In the development of construction projects we are increasingly being asked to look at the operating costs for the whole life cycle. Operating costs are defined as the costs arising from the ownership or use of property and have a time component.  Clearly therefore operating and investment cost can have a major impact on each other. For example, energy saving measures can entail higher investment costs, but this can eventually be recovered via lower operating costs. Therefore the running costs can directly affect the initial development and have an effect on the investment decision.

IGG foresaw this development years ago and has included such assessments into the design process for many projects and has drawn up an extensive database to quantify these costs and options.  Our ‘Lifetime and Operating costs’ models give us a powerful tool to aid our clients.

Understanding operating costs

There is a format laid down in NEN 2632 which sets out a scheme for expressing operating costs in a standardised way. By combining these with the distinctive IGG model we can provide our customers with defined costs for the options, clearly and accurately.

Costs are set out in the below categories:

  • Finance: financing, depreciation, lease, rent and any loss of rent, taxes, insurance costs;
  • Energy costs: electricity, gas, water and other energy;
  • Maintenance costs: costs for technical maintenance and cleaning;
  • Administrative management: rental costs, agency costs, accounting, personnel and administration;
  • Specific operating: surveillance, security.

For non-Dutch clients we have an easy method to portray these costs, the format may vary from what you are used to but our reporting can be amended in our programme to present figures as you wish.A re you looking for a comprehensive overview on the operation and lifetime costs?  The specialists of IGG have all necessary expertise at their fingertips and can give you preliminary advice to help you develop your project. Please contact our team at IGG.

Enkele projecten met adviesdienst: Exploitation costs

University of Groningen, new science block

Sharing Tower

FIRST Rotterdam

Technical University of Eindhoven

Radboud University Nijmegen

Freedom Museum, Nijmegen


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Our partners

IGG Bointon de Groot is an active partner in the built environment. IGG follows
al trends and developments. Some of our important partners: