This practical guide to cost studies of buildings has been updated and revised throughout for the 6th edition. New developments in RICS New Rules of Measurement (NRM) are incorporated throughout the book, in addition to new material on e-business, the internet, social media, building information modelling, sustainability, building resilience and carbon estimating.
This trusted and easy to use guide to the cost management role:
From introductory data on the construction industry and the history of construction economics, to recommended methods for cost analysis and post-contract cost control, Cost Studies of Buildings is an ideal companion for anyone learning about cost management.
1. Introduction 2. History of Building Economics 3. The Construction Industry 4. Cost Data 5. Design Economics 6. The Economics of Quality 7. Indices and Trends 8. New Rules of Measurement 9. Cost Analysis 10. Procurement of Construction Projects 11. Taxation, Grants and Investment 12. Cost Research and Innovation 13. Development Appraisal 14. Pre-Tender Price Estimating 15. Cost Planning 16. Cost Modelling 17. Whole Life Costing 1: Factors to Consider 18. Whole Life Cycle Costing 2: Practice 19. Value Management 20. Risk Analysis and Management 21. Post-Contract Cost Control 22. Facilities Management 23. ICT in Construction 24. Economics of Sustainability and Carbon Estimating 25. The Future Directions of Cost Studies of Buildings