Architect's Essentials of Cost Management / Edition 1by Michael D. Dell'Isola
Pub. Date: 03/28/2002
Written by a cost-control expert with more than thirty years of design and building expertise, this volume in the Professional Practice Essentials Series gives you practical, user-friendly guidance on how to better manager costs through all phases of a project. Dell'Isola first explains the basics of cost management-from estimating costs during the design phase to… See more details below
Written by a cost-control expert with more than thirty years of design and building expertise, this volume in the Professional Practice Essentials Series gives you practical, user-friendly guidance on how to better manager costs through all phases of a project. Dell'Isola first explains the basics of cost management-from estimating costs during the design phase to managing costs during construction and even after occupancy. He then covers all of the tools and techniques available to architects/designers and explains how best to use them. A number of useful case studies clearly show how the author's principles work in real-life situations.
- Publication date:
- Architect's Essentials of Professional Practice Series, #2
- Edition description:
- New Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 3.90(w) x 3.90(h) x 0.35(d)
Table of Contents
Cost Management Considerations.
Cost Management Methodology.
2 Building Economics.
Breakdown of Construction Costs.
Distribution of Hard Costs.
Factors That Influence Building Costs.
3 Cost-Estimating Methodology.
Establishing Standard Formats.
Identifying and Managing Cost Drivers.
Estimate Preparation Principles.
Dealing with Escalation and Contingencies.
Risk Management and Range Estimating.
Special Estimating Challenges.
4 Cost-Estimating Tools.
Interpreting Cost Information.
Using Cost Indexes.
Referencing Published Cost Information.
Developing and Maintaining CostData Files.
Doing Computer-Assisted Estimating.
5 Cost Management Methodology.
Integrating the Cost Management Process.
Planning, Programming, and Budgeting.
Managing Costs during Design.
Implementing Construction PhaseCost Management.
Understanding the Impact of DeliveryMethods on Cost Management.
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