Cost Planning of Buildings

Cost Planning of Buildings


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780632042517
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/01/1999
Edition description: REV
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Douglas J. Ferry PhD, FRICS, formerly Dean of Architecture and Building, New South Wales Institute of Technology, and Research Manager with CIRIA, is a research consultant.

Peter S. Brandon MSc, FRICS was formerly Professor of Quantity and Building Surveying and is now Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research and Graduate Studies) at the University of Salford.

Jonathan D. Ferry BSc(Hons) is a Senior Cost Consultant at Dearle & Henderson Consulting, London.

Table of Contents



1. Introduction.

2. The Impact of Information Technology.

3. A Three-Stage Cost Planning Strategy.

Stage 1: The Brief and the Budget.

4. Developers’ Motivations and Needs.

5. Money, Time an Investment.

6. Developer’s Cash Flow.

7. Whole-Life Costs.

8. The Client’s Budget.

9. Some Budgetary Examples.

Stage 2: Designing to the Budget.

10. Design Method and Cost Advice.

11. Introduction to Cost Modelling.

12. Design-based Building Cost Models.

13. Cost Data.

14. Cost Indices.

15. Cost Planning the Brief.

16. Cost Planning at Scheme Development Stage.

Stage 3: Controlling the Cost.

17. Building Resources and Costs.

18. Resource-based Cost Models.

19. Cost Control at Productions Drawing Stage.

20. Methods of Procurement.

21. Real-time Cost Control.

22. Cost Planning and Control of Refurbishment and Repair Work.

Appendix A: List of Elements from Standard Form of Cost Analysis.

Appendix B: Discounting and Interest Formulae and Tables.


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