CostX® is one of the most reliable, scalable and future-proofed integrated software products.

— Ahmed El Halaby, Commercial Manager


NAGA architects is an award-winning independent practice established in 2000 in Dubai and maintains over six offices in the Middle East and the United States of America, servicing clients throughout the architectural, planning and construction industries. NAGA perseveres to provide highly distinct levels of service in the fields of urban master planning & design, architectural & interior design, landscape, urban market research & design programming, real estate investment advice, building engineering & value engineering consultancy, and construction management.

The Project

The decision to use CostX® was a natural step for us. We were using Revit and Excel® originally, but to help us reduce the time spent on each project, we decided to switch to CostX®.

The Outcome

We have implemented CostX® in the QS department, in the design and Tender stage for cost estimate and Tender documents. It has provided many benefits, particularly in the development of our BIM capabilities. We have more advantages for quantification, and there’s also plenty of great features in the BIM interface including the ability for users to add data to the model. Now, we’re planning to reduce our Excel® use so we’re only using CostX®, in post-contract as well as pre-contracts, so we can simulate the performance of the building with respect to its construction cost.