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Sharing knowledge

At Cost Engineering Consultancy our goal is to increase the awareness and knowledge of the cost engineering profession. Therefore we like to share our knowledge and expertise, for example through our Cost Engineering Academy.

The white papers that you can download from this page, will give the reader a broader insight in the cost engineering principles and methodologies.


Cleopatra Enterprise and Maxgrip announce new partnership

Cleopatra & Maxgrip alliance marks a significant step in optimizing Shutdowns, Turnarounds and Outages (STO) management. In the partnership the flagship software of Cleopatra Enterprise will be deployed by MaxGrip consultants who add their deep domain knowledge to optimize results for clients.

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ko des bouvrie

“What people often think is that cost engineers are budget engineers, but there is much more to them…” – the quote by Ko des Bouvrie – the founder of Cost Engineering, who created the company more than 25 years ago together with Chris Hagedoorn. He is 75 years old now, but a big smile on his face showed how much he still enjoys working in his profession as a self-proclaimed ‘eager beaver’.

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Connected puzzle pieces

In this age of advanced digital technology, skilled projects controls personnel should spend less time on data collection & formatting and more time on data analysis and key message delivery. That’s the message this paper eventually proves.

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Offshore windfarm

Read this white paper to learn what the investment costs are of offshore wind energy and when the cost reduction will kick in.

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nuclear plant ITER

Cost Engineering used Cleopatra Enterprise to execute Total Cost Management for the world's largest project: ITER.

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Project Benchmarking in the Construction Industry

Read this blog to learn to Improve CAPEX and OPEX process engineering design by quickly estimating project cost.

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Lyondellbasell logo with construction works and factories in the background

Read this blog to learn how LyondellBasell incorporated Cleopatra Enterprise software, for their turnaround operations.

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Cleopatra dashboard that includes 3d modelling, activity and progress tracking, and cost infrographics

With Estimating, Project Analysis and Cost Management Cleopatra Enterprise offers a solution which is unique in the market.

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Cost Estimation with Cleopatra Enterprise

Choosing between Cleopatra Enterprise and Aspen Kbase is a good example of a choice that cannot be made based on specifications alone.

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Person looking into a dashboard featuring progress and chart infographics with a magnifying glass

Object oriented estimating methodology requires a good understanding of the cost drivers in a project.

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