This book, widely regarded as the leading text on the subject, reflects the broad understanding required by today's cost planners in their increasingly important role as the client's financial manager. The book has been updated and reorganised to reflect the industry's shift from work in the public sector to the private sector, and greater emphasis on refurbishment rather than new work.
The contents are divided into three parts, covering the various stages of the construction process:
Stage 1: The brief and the budget - establishing the budget from the standpoint of the client's needs and resources
Stage 2: Designing the budget - designing the project within the client's budget
Stage 3: Controlling the cost - maintaining the budget throughout the project.
At each stage theoretical examples are included, together, for the first time, with some up-to-date, real life examples.
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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
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.