Construction cost estimator acquires industry rival


Construction cost estimator BCIS has acquired rival Griffiths & Hutchins Publications for an undisclosed sum. 

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The Building Cost Information Service said the acquisition of the Poole-based price book business will boost its efforts to support the sector with construction costs. 

Adding its expansion in the built environment will also include carbon and international markets. 

London-headquartered BCIS, founded in 1961, is part of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and an independent provider of construction data to the built environment and insurance sectors. 

It provides cost advice to enable commercial decision-making by construction professionals, while mitigating risk. 

Likewise, Griffiths & Hutchins collects, collates, analyses, models and interprets cost information to support the built environment. 

The deal includes Griffiths Building & Civil Engineering Price Book and Hutchins Priced Schedules: Small Works & Maintenance. 

Griffiths & Hutchins owner Hannah Upton joins the BCIS team as price book marketing manager. 

Upton said: “The Griffiths & Hutchins series go back decades and are a trusted source of cost information for a whole range of contractors, surveyors and tradespeople. 

“To be able to develop the publications, with all of the additional resources, technical knowledge and industry expertise that the BCIS team offers, is a fantastic opportunity.” 

James Fiske, CEO of BCIS, added: “The Griffiths & Hutchins Publications product offering will be incorporated into our current price book options to offer our customers a wider range of solutions.” 

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