1st Edition

Design and the Economics of Building

By D. Jaggar, R R Morton Copyright 1995
    436 Pages
    by Taylor & Francis

    436 Pages
    by Taylor & Francis

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    A textbook on design economics for students of architecture, building and quantity surveying, it examines the links between design and the costs of building as well as more general economic issues and their significance for designers and builders.

    Introduction and synopsis. Part One: Design versus economics? The basic issues. Part Two: Resources for building: people, materials, machines. Part Three: Design: Choices and costs. Part Four: Designing for construction. Part Five: Design, cost limits and value. Conclusion. Index.


    Ralph Morton MA (Oxon) Ph.D. was until his retirement Director of the School of the Built Environment at Liverpool John Moores University; during the previous twenty years he lectured on social and economic aspects of architecture both in the School of Architecture and other University departments. He has written and researched on housing and on architectural education, was a member of the CNAA Architecture Board and author of a report to the RIBA on economics teaching in Schools of Architecture across the world.

    David Jaggar M.Phil. FRICS, MACostE is Professor of Construction Economics in the School of the Built Environment at Liverpool John Moores University. He has many years of experience in industry and higher education as practitioner and consultant, teacher and researcher in the field of construction economics. He has published widely and given conference papers in many parts of the world; his consultancy has included work for the World Bank, North West Water and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. He is joint co-ordinator of CIB W 92 Procurement Systems, which is concerned with international building procurement issues.

    'A full scale review of building economics.' - RIBA Journal