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

BS 8544:2013

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

Status : Confirmed, Current   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
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date30 September 2013
Confirm Date01 May 2018
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS ISO 15686-5:2008, PD 156865:2008
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 15686-4, Standard, BS ISO 6707-1:2004, BS EN 15221-6, BS 8534, The Service Provision Change (Protection of, BS ISO 15686-8:2007, The Equality Act 2010, Employment), BS 8000, (SFG20), BS EN 15221-7, ISO 55000, PAS 55, maintenance specification for building services, Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006, PAS 1192-2, BS EN 15643-4, BS ISO 15686-7:2006, BS 8210:2012, BS EN 13460:2009, BS ISO 15686-1:2011, BS ISO 15686-10:2010, BS 8587:2012, BS EN 15331:2011, BS 6100-1:2004, BS 8572:2011, BS EN 13306:2010
Draft Superseded By12/30218913 DC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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