Building Cost Planning for the Design Team

2nd Edition

Purchasing Options:
Paperback: 9780750680165
pub: 2006-11-03
US Dollars$58.95
Hardback: 9781138130395
pub: 2015-09-29
US Dollars$165.00

e–Inspection Copy

About the Book

"When will I get it? How much will it cost?"

For the client, these are the two most critical questions. Cost Planning answers these questions and is crucial to the team working on the design and construction of a project.

This introductory text on building economics and cost planning provides the reader with the fundamental skills and knowledge to operate as a building professional in the area of economic advice and decision making at the project level. Cost planning is not an esoteric area for specialists alone, but a core skill for the whole design team.

Starting from the environment in which cost planning and design activities take place, the book works through the cost planning process in theory and practice, discussing the issues involved from a design team and client perspective. With analysis of key concepts related to cost control such as life cycle costing, value management, cost modelling and accuracy, and integration of estimating techniques, the authors provide an unequalled introduction to a crucial aspect of professional construction management.

Table of Contents

Construction Industry Characteristics
Development Process
Design Economics
Overview of Cost Planning
Design Stage Estimating
Outline Proposals
Sketch Design
Tender Document
Cost Planning For Design-Build Projects
Total Building Cost Appraisal

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Microeconomics
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General