Total life-cycle solutions can help engineering procurement and owner construction companies meet today’s business challenges. Pressure has never been greater for these companies to protect or improve market share and profitability, in a market place where they are required to undertake complex international projects and also work globally in alliance with other contractors. They are expected to take more risk with projects while also providing improvements of as much as 30% in total installed cost (TIC) or life cycle costs (LCC).

To pay contribution to the concept of total life-cycle costing Cost Engineering Consultancy has developed a flexible interface based on XML to integrate the cost estimating software system Cleopatra and CAD/CAE systems. In this way detailed costs can be directly derived from CAD/CEA systems on a very high level of accuracy.