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Overview

This book is a core text for undergraduate courses in quantity surveying, building surveying, building and construction management and for higher technician courses in building. It is also an excellent reference for professionals in the construction industry.
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Meet the Author

Allan Ashworth DUniv(Hon), MSc, MRICS HMI is visiting professor at the University of Salford where he is involved with the work of Centre for Education in the Built Environment (CEBE). He is also a visiting professor in quantity surveying at Unitec in New Zealand and at UTAR in Malaysia

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 3
2 History of building economics 25
3 The construction industry 37
4 Cost data 49
5 Design economics 82
6 The economics of quality 103
7 Indices and trends 117
8 Cost analysis 139
9 Taxation, grants and investment 185
10 Cost research and innovation 206
11 Development appraisal 233
12 Pre-tender price estimating 264
13 Cost planning 290
14 Cost modelling 325
15 Whole-life costing 1 : factors to consider 350
16 Whole-life costing 2 : practice 376
17 Value management 409
18 Risk analysis and management 423
19 Post-contract cost control 435
20 Facilities management 452
21 The future direction of cost studies of building 470
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