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Life-cost approach to building evaluation

Author: Craig A Langston
Publisher: Oxford : Butterworth Heinemann, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Life-cost approach to building evaluation comprehensively addresses in a reader-friendly, accessible way the fundamentals of life-cost studies in the built environment. It includes the time-value of money, discounted cash-flow analysis, differential price-level movement and affordability fluctuations. Contemporary issues such as occupancy costs, sustainability implications and value adding are also addressed.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Langston, Craig A.
Life-cost approach to building evaluation
(OCoLC)58942730
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Craig A Langston
ISBN: 9781135392703 1135392706
OCLC Number: 861200254
Description: 1 online resource (255 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; PREFACE; CHAPTER 1 A TOTAL COST APPROACH; Context; The Concept of Value; The Importance of Total Costs; Terminology; Sustainable Development; Forecasting Future Events; Review Questions; Tutorial Exercise; Key Points; Answers to Review Questions; References; CHAPTER 2 THE TIME VALUE OF MONEY; Compound Interest; Inflation; The Discounting Process; Discount Rate; Review Questions; Tutorial Exercise; Key Points; Answers to Review Questions; References; CHAPTER 3 DISCOUNTED CASH FLOW ANALYSIS; Cash Inflows and Outflows. Capital Budgeting TechniquesCost-Benefit Analysis; Taxation; The Rationale for Discounting; Tune Preference; Capital Productivity; The Choice of Discount Rate; Recommendations; Review Questions; Tutorial Exercise; Key Points; Answers to Review Questions; References; CHAPTER 4 LIFE-COST PLANNING; The Purpose of Cost Planning; Types of Life-Costs; Study Period; Residual Value; Problems with Traditional Techniques; Risk Analysis; Review Questions; Tutorial Exercise; Key Points; Answers to Review Questions; References; CHAPTER 5 LIFE-COST ANALYSIS; The Purpose of Cost Analysis. Monitoring and ManagementData Collection; Classification Systems; Energy Auditing; Review Questions; Tutorial Exercise; Key Points; Answers to Review Questions; References; CHAPTER 6 CHANGE IN WORTH; Basic Worth; Differential Price Level Changes; Diminishing Marginal Utility; Living Standards; Future Value; Review Questions; Tutorial Exercise; Key Points; Answers to Review Questions; References; CHAPTER 7 REAL AND EQUIVALENT VALUE; Investment Appraisal and Cost Control; Capital Budgeting versus Life-Cost Studies; Discounted Future Value; The Cost/Value Relationship. A Composite Discounting PhilosophyConceptual Framework; Implications for Life-Costing; Review Questions; Tutorial Exercise; Key Points; Answers to Review Questions; References; CHAPTER 8 LIFE-COSTING IN PRACTICE; New Challenges for Life-Cost Studies; The Cost Control Process; Case Study; Review Questions; Tutorial Exercise; Key Points; Answers to Review Questions; References; CHAPTER 9 OCCUPANCY COSTS; What are Occupancy Costs?; Staff Salaries; Operating Supplies; Advertising; Plant and Equipment; Building Alterations; Waste Disposal; Healthy Working Environments; How to Respond? Review QuestionsTutorial Exercise; Key Points; Answers to Review Questions; References; CHAPTER 10 SUSTAINABILITY IMPLICATIONS; The Concept of Sustainability; Capital and Environmental Wealth; Interaction Model; Valuing the Environment; Welfare Economics; Equity and Justice; Distributional Effects; Review Questions; Tutorial Exercise; Key Points; Answers to Review Questions; References; CHAPTER 11 ADDING VALUE; Time, Discounting and Value; Value Management; Typical VM Approach; Value for Money; Review Questions; Tutorial Exercise; Key Points; Answers to Review Questions; References.
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