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
Allan AshworthDUniv(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