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Building Economics : Appraisal and Control of Building Design Cost and Efficiency - Ivor H. Seeley

Building Economics

Appraisal and Control of Building Design Cost and Efficiency

Paperback Published: 13th December 1995
ISBN: 9780333638354
Number Of Pages: 520

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This comprehensively rewritten, updated and extended new edition of this established text focuses on what has become the most important single facet of the quantity surveyor's role - cost management. The scope of the book has been broadened to take account of the widening and more sophisticated cost management and control service that clients now require. The book examines the factors influencing building costs and how the precontract costs can be estimated, analysed and controlled, to ensure that buildings can be completed within the agreed budget and timescale, and be of acceptable quality, function effectively and provide value for money. A new chapter on value management has been added, together with an introductory chapter on cost modelling; the chapter on life cycling costing is extended, while the sections on energy conservation and occupancy costs are expanded. Throughout the text many new case studies, with supporting tables and diagrams, are included in order to enhance the value of this book to the student and the practitioner.

Preface to Fourth Edition
List of Figures
List of Tables
The Concept of Cost Controlp. 1
Cost Implications of Design Variables and Quality Assurancep. 31
Functional Requirements and Cost Implications of Constructional Methodsp. 56
Influence of Site and Market Conditions and Economics of Prefabrication, Industrialised and System Buildingp. 90
Economics of Residential Developmentp. 113
Approximate Estimatingp. 154
Cost Planning Theories and Techniquesp. 174
Cost Modellingp. 202
Cost Analyses, Indices and Datap. 211
Practical Application of Cost Control Techniquesp. 248
Value Managementp. 277
Valuation Processesp. 296
Life Cycle Costingp. 308
Land Use and Value Determinantsp. 380
Economics of Building Developmentp. 403
Environmental Economics and the Construction Industryp. 434
Appendix 1: Amount of [pound]1 tablep. 476
Appendix 2: Present value of [pound]1 tablep. 478
Appendix 3: Amount of [pound]1 per annum tablep. 480
Appendix 4: Annual sinking fund tablep. 482
Appendix 5: Present value of [pound]1 per annum or years' purchase tablep. 484
Appendix 6: Metric conversion tablep. 486
Appendix 7: Life cycle cost planp. 488
Referencesp. 493
Indexp. 499
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ISBN: 9780333638354
ISBN-10: 0333638352
Series: MacMillan Building and Surveying
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 520
Published: 13th December 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 19.0  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 1.01
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: Revised