Successful cost management and value engineering in construction is based on accurate and early estimations of cost, and this book is the quickest route to creating a cost plan from scratch. The budgeting system described in this book will help the reader to:
The technique used is a parametric cost system, not the square foot cost system used by most who quote an up-front building cost. To help calculate the parameter quantities and price them as quantified, this book comes with 5 electronic templates to calculate program scope; i.e. – space, configuration, HVAC loads, plumbing and electrical. It also includes:
The spreadsheets, data, advice, and templates, are all introduced through a detailed case study, placing everything in an easy to understand practical context. This will prove an invaluable guide not only for estimators and cost engineers, but also developers, clients, and architects.
1. The Method and its Usefulness 2. Fixing Project Scope 3. Computing Space Requirements 4. Establishing Configuration 5. Architectural and Structural Quantities 6. Mechanical and Electrical Quantities 7. Construction Estimating 8. Soft Cost Determination 9. Operating Cost and Rent 10. Using Your Budget