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Cost Studies of Buildings - Allan Ashworth

Cost Studies of Buildings

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This practical guide to cost studies of buildings has been updated and revised throughout for the 4th edition. An additional chapter has been added examining new directions, techniques and research that is being undertaken, together with an analysis of industry and practice needs. Key Features Includes a new chapter on emerging issues Features chapters on predevelopment, completion of projects and facilities management Provides appropriate focus on cost control, cost information and cost practice Contains learning outcomes and self assessment questions within each chapter Includes a comprehensive bibliographyThis book is a core text for undergraduate courses in quantity surveying, building surveying and Building and EDEXCEL courses. It is also an excellent reference text for professionals in the building industry. Allan Ashworth is a former HMI (Her Majesty's Inspector) for the Department of Education and Employment. He is currently a visiting Professor at the University of Salford and the adjunct Professor in quantity surveying at UNITEC in New Zealand. He is also a senior academic advisor to the Centre for Education in the Built Environment (CEBE), based at the universities of Cardiff and Salford.

Preface to the Fourth Edition
Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
List of Abbreviations Used
Cost Control
History of Building Economics
The Construction Industry
Cost Information
Cost Data
Design Economics
Economics of Quality
Indices and Trends
Cost Analysis
Taxation, Grants and Investment
Cost Research and Innovation
Cost Practice
Development Appraisal
Pre-tender Price Estimating
Cost Planning
Cost Modelling
Whole Life Costing 1: Factors to Consider
Whole Life Costing 2: Practice
Value Management
Risk Analysis and Management
Post-Contract Cost Control
Facilities Management
The Future Direction of Cost Studies and Buildings
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ISBN: 9780131453227
ISBN-10: 013145322X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 1st June 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.75
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: Revised