5th Edition

Cost Studies of Buildings

ISBN 9781138129771
Published October 5, 2015 by Routledge
584 Pages

USD $140.00

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Book Description

This practical guide to cost studies of buildings has been updated and revised throughout for the 5th edition. New chapters have been added on the RICS New Rules of Measurement (NRM) for order of cost estimating and elemental cost planning, and on the procurement of construction projects.

Table of Contents

Preface to the fifth edition  Preface to the first edition  Acknowledgements  List of abbreviations used  SECTION 1: COST CONTROL  1. Introduction  2. History of building economics  3. The construction industry  SECTION 2: COST INFORMATION  4. Cost data  5. Design economics  6. The economics of quality  7. Indices and trends  8. New rules of measurement (NRM)  9. Cost analysis  10. Procurement of construction projects  11. Taxation, grants and investment  12. Cost research and innovation  SECTION 3: COST PRACTICE  13. Development appraisal  14. Pre-tender proce estimating  15. Cost planning  16. Cost modelling  17. Whole-life costing 1: Factors to consider  18. Whole-life costing 2: Practice  19. Value management  20. Risk analysis and management  21. Post-contract cost control  22. Facilities management  23. The future direction of cost studies of buildings  Index

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Allan Ashworth DUniv(Hon), MSc, MRICS HMI is visiting professor at the University of Salford where he is involved with the work of Centre for Education in the Built Environment (CEBE). He is also a visiting professor in quantity surveying at Unitec in New Zealand and at UTAR in Malaysia