BS 8544:2013 Guide for life cycle costing of maintenance during the in use phases of buildings

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BS 8544:2013

Guide for life cycle costing of maintenance during the in use phases of buildings

Status : Current, Under review   Published : September 2013



What is this standard about?

It gives guidance and recommendations on costing the lifecycle of maintaining a building during its use. 

Who is this standard for? 

  • Asset owners
  • Facilities management teams
  • Architects, engineers, surveyors
  • Project managers
  • Local authorities
  • Financiers

Why should you use this standard? 

It gives the most up to date specifications on undertaking lifecycle costing of maintenance, during the in-use phase of facilities or constructed assets. It covers buildings, systems, assemblies, components, tasks/actions, resources and materials.

The guidance covers maintenance planning during the in-use phases of a facility’s life cycle.

The standard also gives guidance and recommendations on the planning and prioritization, budget-setting, optimization, implementation and monitoring of life cycle programmes of maintain and/or renewal works.

The guidance includes asset surveys and employer’s maintenance management aspects of operation (as defined in BS ISO 15686-5) that are needed to plan and manage maintenance delivery including life cycle works.

BS 8544:2013 is aligned with industry cost planning data structures and methodology given in the RICS New Rules of Measurement (NRM).

Standard NumberBS 8544:2013
TitleGuide for life cycle costing of maintenance during the in use phases of buildings
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date30 September 2013
Cross ReferencesBS ISO 15686-5:2008, PD 156865:2008, BS 6100-1:2004, BS ISO 6707-1:2004, BS 8000, BS 8210:2012, BS 8534, BS 8572:2011, BS 8587:2012, BS EN 13306:2010, BS EN 13460:2009, BS EN 15221-6, BS EN 15221-7, BS EN 15331:2011, BS EN 15643-4, BS ISO 15686-1:2011, ISO 15686-4, BS ISO 15686-7:2006, BS ISO 15686-8:2007, BS ISO 15686-10:2010, ISO 55000, PAS 55, PAS 1192-2, Standard maintenance specification for building services (SFG20), The Equality Act 2010, The Service Provision Change (Protection of Employment) Regulations, (Northern Ireland) 2006
Draft Superseded By12/30218913 DC
DescriptorsCosts, Mathematical calculations, Life (durability), Purchasing, Building maintenance, Planning, Buildings, Maintenance, Construction systems, Cost accounting, Forecasting, Construction works, Life cycle, Design
ISBN978 0 580 71085 8
File Size7.403 MB

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