AUDE Capital Cost Database The AUDE Capital Cost Database is an online repository of cost data from completed capital projects of all types and sizes. It is freely available for all AUDE university members to use. The functionality has been developed by AECOM specifically for the HE sector and allows you to model future costs and benchmark against other projects elsewhere in the sector. ACCESSING THE DATABASE Login now >> OR Request a login >> Cost data is the primary information captured but it also holds all key project information such as costs/m 2, the elemental breakdown of projects costs, clear benchmarking by region and forward cost modelling. The database allows members access to a wide range of online reports. Members can create model scenarios on project data such as geography, type of building, inflation and key drivers, e. g. GIA. The data can be filtered and exported into pdf reports. Data submissions To take part, download this excel workbook and submit your data. Data submissions are accepted on a rolling basis to ensure the database grows, please submit project details when you have them. The workbook consists of two worksheets, the first one contains project level information and the second is the cost data, which is set out in an industry standard RICS NRM format. Completed workbooks should be emailed to aude. data@aecom. com Questions? Contact info@aude. ac. uk / 01509 22 88 36 A GUIDE TO GUIDE
A Guide to GUIDE The AUDE Capital Cost Database uses GUIDE functionality which stands for Global Unite Indicative Design Estimator. It is a mobile version of Global Unite that enables you to access Global Unites outputs on the go. It also allows you to create parametric cost model scenarios. You cannot input data into Global Unite through GUIDE – for that you need to use your Capture Sheet and email it to aude. data@aecom. com where it will be imported, sense checked and signed off. If you require assistance, please contact info@aude. ac. uk / 01509 22 88 36 ACCESSING GUIDE is a web application and you need an internet connection and enter https: //guide. aecom. com as the URL. You will be prompted to enter a username and password. Use the same access details as provided during your training. The sample below is from Chrome and may vary depending on the browser you use. Be sure to include the domain name in your username (aude). USING GUIDE TO VIEW REPORTS After opening the GUIDE app on the web, choose the ‘View Project Comparison Reports’ tile, or ‘View Aggregated Reports’ tile. Choose the report you would like to run from either project comparison reports or aggregated reports. Use the drop down filters (shown on the next page) to identify which project types, asset types and work type you would like to run a report against. Users can select Metric/Imperial and use any currency. A GUIDE TO GUIDE
USING GUIDE TO DO PARAMETRIC MODEL SCENARIOS After opening the AECOM GUIDE app on your device, choose the ‘Parametric Model Scenarios’ tile. Use the drop down filters in the same way as when running reports. In order to get any information returned, there must be five or more similar projects in Global Unite that match the criteria set by the filters. Select a specific geography such as ‘Europe’ to create a scenario based on projects in Europe. Or you can select ‘Global’ geography to create a scenario based on projects from all geographies. You can select types of buildings and your preferred method for unit of measure (imperial or metric). You can set the currency and use the built-in tender price indices to bring historical cost information up to current day levels or to a point in the future, and also to price to a particular location. If you are using the ‘Global’ geography, you can price to locations around the world for the current time. You can enter new values for various elemental drivers, and for the key driver which, for a building project, is typically the overall area (Gross Area) of the proposed development. A GUIDE TO GUIDE You can also select a functional unit or metric and enter its associated value so that the scenario will display these as benchmarks in the summary at the top of the scenario. The results can be narrowed down further by: - Stipulating the year after which the historic projects were created - Nominating a minimum and/or maximum area - Nominating a minimum and/or maximum cost. You can also nominate the appropriate rounding of the costs, and select your organisation to highlight it in the scenario scatter graph. When you are satisfied with your selection, then simply select ‘GUIDE ME’ for the results to be returned.
VIEW/SELECT PROJECTS The projects that are being used to produce the scenario can now be viewed: - This can be done at project or elemental level. - By clicking the “# Projects” hyperlink the user can see which projects are being used to calculate the figures and remove them if required by removing the check in the box next to the project name. - By clicking the project name hyperlink the user can see project analysis details such as detailed costs (original and indexed) and other metrics. The data can be refreshed using the Refresh icon and once selection has been made the user can return to the model by clicking the green check mark. Once a scenario has been generated, you can refine the inputs of certain elements using slider bars. This is used for those elements that are driven not by floor area but by other design, site or project factors. ‘Project Manager % of Construction Cost (inc Prelims, OH&P)’ ratio is one example. Users also have the ability to alter rates with sliders. These features will only be available if Elemental Quantities and Rates have been captured. A GUIDE TO GUIDE
GRAPHICAL DISPLAY TYPES You can choose how the data is displayed graphically. Users can choose between: - A GUIDE TO GUIDE Elemental Breakdown: Standard Bar Chart - Scenario Position: Scatter graph showing where each project sits in relation to other projects. - Code Type By Element: Doughnut Chart showing how the project is broken down.
COMMENTARY Users can add free form text to the bottom of the scenario to provide an overview of the scenario, list exclusions etc. OPEN SCENARIO Once a scenario has been saved it can be opened by clicking on the Open Folder icon: The scenario can then be opened by clicking on it. SAVE SCENARIO You have the ability to save your scenarios online by clicking the Save icon: The Save Scenario As screen will appear allowing you to give the scenario a name. A GUIDE TO GUIDE DELETE A SCENARIO If a scenario is no longer required it can be deleted by clicking the Delete icon: Select the scenario to be deleted and click delete.
PRINT SCENARIO TO PDF Once the scenario is completed it can be printed to PDF to send via email if required. Click on the PDF icon: You will then be asked if you want to Open/Save/Cancel (example right is Internet Explorer, other browsers may vary): Select as required. An example of how the PDF will look (also shown is an alternative Graphical Display: A GUIDE TO GUIDE