• WE ARE THE ONLY PORTUGUESE CONSULTANCY OFFICE

    • SPECIALIZED IN THE COST MANAGEMENT OF REAL ESTATE PROJECTS

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ABOUT US

 

 

 

 

DIMSCALE was established in 2010, initially directed to the provision of Quantity Surveying services for Architecture offices. In 2012, we created the innovative concept of Architecture Cost Management® as a way to give an integrated response to the needs of Real Estate promoters, property developers, investment funds regarding the cost management of projects. We have also sought, with this concept, to enhance the team’s expertise concerning its acquaintance with the conceptual, technical and management scopes of the project. Since the creation of this concept we have been participating in several national and international projects as cost managers. The new approach that the concept of Architecture Cost Management® has brought to project management market management has allowed us to affirm ourselves as the leading company in this area. We want to continue to evolve and to contribute more and more to the statement of cost management as an important area for the sustainability of projects.

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ARCHITECTURE COST MANAGEMENT

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The cost of a Real Estate project is such an important variable that we decided to create a concept exclusively dedicated to its management.

Architecture Cost Management® (Arch Cost Mgmt®) is a concept focused on the cost management of Real Estate projects. Brings together three areas that don’t usually work together: Architecture, Construction and Economy, originating an architectural, constructive and economical view of the project. The concept of Arch Cost Mgmt® is integrated in the project from the early stages of investment analysis until, if required, the completion of the construction phases. 

This concept was developed to safeguard the interests of Real Estate developers and investors, investment funds and project owners. Brings advantages by reducing the capital invested in the projects, increasing the return of investment, making the costs predictable and reducing by this way the risk of budget overruns and also by reconciling the costs with the other goals of the project, namely with respect to its concept, image and final quality.

Arch Cost Mgmt® is also directed to Architecture offices, presenting as most significant assets the balance between the cost and the safeguard of the project’s concept, image and final quality. It also provides all technical and conceptual know-how for the technical consultancy and project review, thus adding value to the project in terms of its technical consistency.

 

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The concept of Architecture Cost Management®, beyond safeguarding the project's architectural concept and its cost management, takes Sustainability into account with an ever growing preponderance. Thus, Architecture Cost Management® takes

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Within the scope of Architecture Cost Management® we developed a methodology specifically designed for Real Estate Asset Management. This gathers inputs from the base pillars of Architecture Cost Management®, but

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Vida Imobiliária hosted a Breakfast-Conference event on the 26th of June for all its associates, with the main theme "Evaluation of the Real Estate Market Reforms". DIMSCALE participated in this

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Having as context the construction works that are happening right now (and entering their final phase) at IB-S construction site, we took the opportunity of interviewing the architect Cláudio Vilarinho,

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After a crisis period in its Real Estate sector, Portugal resumed to being once again an attractive market for foreign investment, and in particular the one with French origin. Taking

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DIMSCALE was present at the presentation event held by RICS, in which was presented the new measurement standards promoted by IPMS (International Property Measurement Standards).These new standards intend to uniform

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SERVICES

COST EVALUATION

Already have everything you need to start a project but still don’t know how much it could actually cost?

QUANTITY SURVEYING

Need to turn your Architecture project into numbers and make a list of everything you will need for its implementation?

PROJECT REVISION

Need a team with the necessary know-how to provide technical consultancy and project review and thus increase the predictability of the whole process?

COST OPTIMIZATION

Want to optimize the costs of your project and keep, at the same time, its original concept, image and final quality?

PROCUREMENT

Need a team that knows the market and can negotiate the best conditions for the supply of goods and necessary works?

ASSET MANAGEMENT

Need a specialized team to identify the best opportunities and manage your investment? See our services sections of Investment helpdesk and Asset management.

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meet our

COORDINATING TEAM

FILIPA ALMEIDA

COST MANAGER, ARCHITECT

Filipa is with DIMSCALE since December 2013 and since then has formed, along with Artur and João, the coordinating team (...)

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JOSÉ FERREIRA

INTERNATIONAL MARKET

Came to DIMSCALE to manage Arch Innovation platform. With a degree in Civil Engineering and experience in the areas of Real Estate, (...)

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DAVID CARDOSO

MARKETING & QUALITY

He’s at DIMSCALE since even before its founding. Helped devise the whole positioning of the company and continues to manage its strategy.

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ARTUR SOUSA

CEO, ARCHITECT

Founded DIMSCALE after more than 20 years of experience in projects that account for more than 5 billion euros and approximately 7 million sqm.

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JOÃO EVANS

COST MANAGER, ARCHITECT

João is also with us since December 2013 as part of the company's coordination team of the Production department.

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PAULO MONTEIRO

CEO's TEAM ADVISORY

Integrated DIMSCALE in June 2015 as Executive Director (CEO’s Team Advisory) to lead the areas of (...)

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INVESTED CAPITAL REDUCTION

Through the concept of Architecture Cost Management® is achieved a reduction in the capital to invest in each project, by optimizing the architecture design (together with the design team) and the constructive solutions to be used.

COSTS FORESEEABILITY

All the optimization work is preceded by a quantification and comprehensive review of the project, which minimizes the likelihood of unforeseen problems in the later stages, especially in terms of missing information, inconsistencies and unnecessary works.

CONCEPT, IMAGE AND QUALITY SAFEGUARD

The concept of Architecture Cost Management® is premised upon the optimization of costs and upon the concern to safeguard the concept, image and final quality of the project; in this way one seeks for solutions that ensure a balance between these two aspects.

PROFITABILITY INCREASE

The optimization and foreseeability of the project’s costs, as well as getting a project that is consistent with the defined concept, image and quality, helps to increase the profitability of the project in the medium and long terms.

SELECTED PROJECTS

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    Engineering Research Institute, Cláudio Vilarinho
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    BMWi City Sales Outlet, Atelier Central Arquitectos
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    Citroën Setúbal, Atelier Central Arquitectos
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    Dr Drem Clinic, Atelier Central Arquitectos
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    Macaco Resort
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    Sundy Beach Resort
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    Apartment in Rua do Alecrim
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    Lighthouse . SIVA, Atelier Central Arquitectos

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contact

ARTUR SOUSA – CEO
M. +351 937 316 900 | artur.sousa@dimscale.com

PAULO MONTEIRO – CEO’s TEAM ADVISORY
M. +351 967 447 883 | paulo.monteiro@dimscale.com

JOSÉ FERREIRA – INTERNATIONAL MARKET
M. +351 962 002 251 | jose.ferreira@dimscale.com

DAVID CARDOSO – MARKETING & QUALITY
M. +351 916 208 287 | david.cardoso@dimscale.com

 

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