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1. General questions

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2. Price Booklet content questions

Could DACE provide additional details or clarifications of existing pricing tables ?

If you see opportunities to improve specific tables, or notice discrepancies, then please provide us feedback and we shall evaluate your input, and may incorporate these possible improvements in the next DACE Price Booklet release. Please contact us by using the contact form.

Could you describe the cost-data collection process including DACE responsibility for new DACE Price Booklet editions?

DACE consists of a large group of volunteers - owners/operating companies, EPC engineering companies and construction contractors within the process industry - who are providing cost input. DACE has only a facilitating role, and is performing some high level process checks on the information received.

Note: The publisher and DACE assume no liability whatsoever for any damage resulting from the use of this Price Booklet or its contents. The information is not to be used in isolation and the publisher recommends that independent verification of the information should be made.

For what purpose can the DACE Price Booklet be used ?

Provided costs (prices) are applicable within the process industry; intended to be used for budget reasons, or for comparing alternative project implementation methods. Costs are not suitable for definitive estimates or benchmarking purposes. If for example, large quantities are used then special discounts are often possible on the listed prices.

For which region and which year are the pricing levels the basis in the DACE Price Booklet ?

These budget costs are for West European circumstances and based on the 4Q2015 pricing level.

How to use this DACE Price Booklet?

All prices are:

  • Applicable within the process industry;
  • Intended to be used for budget reasons, or for comparing alternative project implementation methods;
  • Not suitable for definitive estimates or benchmarking proposes;
  • Based on West European construction method, cost level based on The Netherlands;
  • Budget prices, exclusively for the use of cost estimation and comparison of costs for alternative methodes of execution based on wide accuracy range, and not suitable for definitive estimates;
  • Expressed in Euros and exclusive of VAT;
  • Based on the price level 2nd quarter 2017, unless stated otherwise;
  • Exclusive of usual trade discounts, granted to industrial users, unless stated otherwise;
  • Exclusive of special discounts while ordering larger quantities;
  • Generally depending on various details sutch as accepted risk profile (ALARP), shape, quality or type, whilst for the sake of larger quantities special discounts are usually possible;
  • Related to activities, carried out by contractors or installers, assuming a process indrustry HSE profile;
  • For activities performed by contractors, based on a normal marked situation;
  • Assuming a normal market situation.

Dimensions are indicated in millimeters, any deviations are clearly stated.

Generally the SI Unity system is used.

Is it possible to initiate and add new cost tables ?

Yes, we recommend new ideas and opportunities. Please fill in the contactform on this website, including sufficient back-up and DACE will contact you within 1 week.

Some tables do not include costs, e.g. B4002, E0001, F0001. Could you explain the objective of these tables?

The content of these general sections is to clarify the subsequent cost tables.

We see some discrepancies in costs/prices of previous DACE Price Booklet editions. Is it possible to update the older Price Booklet editions or provide clarifications of these previous editions?

Unfortunately we cannot and will not re-issue previous Price Booklet editions. The intention is to continuously improve the content of this booklet and to incorporate learnings within new released editions.

What are the specifications of the cost data?

All prices are:

  • Applicable within the process industry;
  • Intended to be used for budget reasons, or for comparing alternative project implementation methods;
  • Not suitable for definitive estimates or benchmarking proposes;
  • Based on West European construction method, cost level based on The Netherlands;
  • Budget prices, exclusively for the use of cost estimation and comparison of costs for alternative methodes of execution based on wide accuracy range, and not suitable for definitive estimates;
  • Expressed in Euros and exclusive of VAT;
  • Based on the price level 2nd quarter 2017, unless stated otherwise;
  • Exclusive of usual trade discounts, granted to industrial users, unless stated otherwise;
  • Exclusive of special discounts while ordering larger quantities;
  • Generally depending on various details sutch as accepted risk profile (ALARP), shape, quality or type, whilst for the sake of larger quantities special discounts are usually possible;
  • Related to activities, carried out by contractors or installers, assuming a process indrustry HSE profile;
  • For activities performed by contractors, based on a normal marked situation;
  • Assuming a normal market situation.

Dimensions are indicated in millimeters, any deviations are clearly stated.

Generally the SI Unity system is used.

What is the background of the indexes for The Netherlands listed in table H5003 ?

These indexes are derived from the CBS (refer to www.cbs.nl Statistics Netherlands for more details), except series “30” and “32” (refer to www.bouwkosten.nl – for additional details) and “60” (Webci composite index) is a combined index for a process installation built in The Netherlands.

What is the background of the indexes outside The Netherlands listed in table H5002 ?

These indexes are derived from outside organizations such as “ChemieTechnik (Germany)” and “Chemical Engineering (USA)”.