Digital Construction Cost Service

The digital construction cost service FPRE/PBK AG provides API access to comprehensive construction cost data and several decades of construction cost know-how by PBK and FPRE. This way, construction cost calculations can be optimally incorporated into modern software systems for planning and investment decisions.

API for seamless integrations

The service is available as a standard method through FPRE’s API and can be used for building structures at any location in Switzerland. The structuring according to eBKP-H allows for optimal use in systems that use Building Information Modeling (BIM).

  • Project partner: PBK AG
  • Data partner: b+p baurealisation ag
  • Data basis: Project accounts
  • Standard: eBKP-H
  • Early project phases of project development

Determining construction costs


Early-Stage Construction cost planning is crucial for the economic success of construction projects. The assessments that make up the foundation of construction cost planning in the early phases of project development are based only on limited information. Up until now, such forecasts have typically been subject to considerable inaccuracies of more than 30%.

The «FPRE/PBK Construction Cost Service Switzerland» counters these deficits in construction cost planning by quantifying the mode of action of relevant cost influencing factors and building on this, providing simple cost models for early forecasts with the help of standard characteristic values. The cost models are based on the main element group levels according to eBKP-H.

The cost parameters are based on the analysis of the data provided by PBK AG, FPRE, CRB, and B+P Baurealisation AG. The project-specific influencing factors were analyzed in order to be able to determine characteristic cost parameters for each cost group. Amongst others, the following user data are considered for the formation of the respective suggested values: Location, energy standard, the proportion of opening area of the exterior wall above ground, type of exterior wall cladding, the complexity of the supporting structure, standard of the finishing, the standard of the technical installations, the standard of the surroundings, the effort of the specialist planners and cost risks.

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