Cost consultancy

Providing independent, data-led and value-driven advice on the full breadth of construction costs to secure real return on investment.

Effective cost management is a critical factor in the successful delivery of our clients' project objectives and outcomes. Our RICS-accredited, data-led service provides an innovative approach to the management of cost and value at each stage of the development lifecycle.

We support clients across the globe in facing the challenges of today by providing a solutions-focused and proactive approach to the management of cost and value. We’re driven by a belief that truly innovative solutions are found through continuous learning and the sharing of best practice. From market-shaping and supply chain intelligence to transformation and assurance, our sector expertise enables us to act as agile partners to clients and support them in finding better and more cost-effective ways to deliver complex programmes and projects.

How we do it?

As construction experts with hands-on delivery experience, we’ve fostered a culture of collaboration and best practice in our growing team. This puts us in the perfect position to help our clients tackle affordability issues, inflation, price volatility, supply chain matters, sustainability objectives, and more.

Our approach is to actively manage costs, identifying and addressing potential issues early and providing informed advice at the appropriate time, to facilitate client control and enable business decisions to be taken with confidence. We think beyond our discipline and use innovative, digital approaches to embrace more innovative delivery and commercial models.

Contact us

  • Ceri Evans

    Global Director of Cost and Commercial Management, Consultancy

Why Mace?

The diversity and breadth of services and sectors that Mace provides enables our cost consultancy teams to offer unique cost management services to our clients.

    • Our teams are sector-agnostic, meaning we bring best practice from every area of our business to the benefit of our clients and projects.
    • We have practical delivery experience, providing the right solution first time to fast-track the projects we work on.
    • Our global alignment and unified thinking allows us to provide best in class expertise and leadership.
    • Scale and agility are our priority, with teams across the world providing local understanding of markets and culture.
    • We proactively solve challenges through innovation, including Construction to Production (C2P) and Net Zero Carbon.
    • We offer detailed insights into a wide range of global markets, combined with a local presence in our regional hubs, meaning we apply our leading-edge thinking to every project.
    • Digital is in our DNA – using innovative processes which allow our teams to benchmark cost data and streamline data-driven decision-making capabilities.
    • Early risk prediction and mitigation across the entire project lifecycle enables us to improve cost certainty and identify potential problems to avoid as well as opportunities for efficiency improvements.
    • Our proximity to the supply chain is central to the success of our projects. In conjunction with the Mace Business School, we continually seek to improve these relationships through performance feedback and scoring mechanisms, accompanied with a ‘lessons learnt’ session with both main contractors and key sub-contractor trades upon successful completion of a project.

What we offer

Our team focuses on cost and value early in the project lifecycle to be able to influence decision making. We combine the understanding of our global clients' business drivers and output requirements with our knowledge of construction costs, the market insights that influence costs and our experience across a breadth of property and infrastructure sectors, including public and private, to create insightful and accurate assessments of proposals. With a digital focus at the heart of everything we do, we also provide optimised outcomes assured by proven techniques and technologies, such as 5D BIM tools, live data from multiple platforms and modelling around historic data.

In practice, this means we help our clients in the following ways:

    • Commercial strategy
    • Strategic procurement services
    • Market Shaping and supply chain intelligence
    • Strategic commercial services
    • Assurance
    • Pre-contract cost consultancy
    • Post-contract cost management
    • Commercial management
    • Estimating
    • Building surveying