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1st Edition

Life-Cost Approach to Building Evaluation

ISBN 9780750666305
Published April 3, 2005 by Routledge
256 Pages

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Book Description

Life-cost approach to building evaluation comprehensively addresses in a reader-friendly, accessible way the fundamentals of life-cost studies in the built environment. It includes the time-value of money, discounted cash-flow analysis, differential price-level movement and affordability fluctuations. Contemporary issues such as occupancy costs, sustainability implications and value adding are also addressed.

Replete with illustrations and examples, this innovative book provides a holistic approach to evaluation that integrates life-costing to broader social and environmental criteria.

Important features include:
- presentation materials to facilitate face-to-face and online learning
- review questions
- worked tutorial exercises, and
- example examination papers.

Table of Contents

•A Total Cost Approach
•The Time Value of Money
•Discounted Cash Flow Analysis
•Life-Cost Planning
•Life-Cost Analysis
•Change in Worth
•Real and Equivalent Value
•Life-Costing in Practice
•Occupancy Costs
•Sustainability Implications
•Adding Value
•Holistic Project Appraisal
•Life-Cost Calculations

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