Reference Book for Cost Engineers Cost Estimation in Plant Construction
The successful reference book for cost engineers is now available in English language. It provides an overview of the structure of cost estimates for the planning of brownfield and greenfield plants.
The determination of investment costs is a fundamental part of project planning in the process industry. In global markets raw material costs as well as engineering and assembly costs are increasing. Therefore, a precise cost estimation in the early stages of a project can decide on later competitive advantages.
The reference book provides a comprehensive overview of the structure of cost estimates for the planning of brownfield and greenfield plants. In accordance with the classical project cycle, the book focuses on the phases of planning, procurement and construction of plants. The systematic estimates of planning services, the procurement of materials and equipment as well as construction and site costs are presented. In addition, the procedure for drawing up the necessary accompanying documents is also described. A further practical reference is provided by the concluding example project, which demonstrates a complete cost estimation with varying degrees of accuracy.
In the appendix of the book, templates and accompanying documents are compiled to support professionals in their daily work and to help students understand the practical implementation of cost estimates. Readers who prefer a digital version of the documents can purchase them separately as freely editable Word or Excel files.