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Construction cost management : learning from case studies

Author: Keith F Potts
Publisher: London ; New York : Taylor & Francis, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Aimed at students of surveying and construction management programmes, this book uniquely embraces cost management in both the building and civil engineering sectors in the UK and overseas and should thus prove useful to practitioners. Seminar questions are included at the end of each chapter with additional links to over 100 project case studies in order to reinforce the learning experience." -- back cover.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Keith F Potts
ISBN: 9780415442862 0415442869 9780415442879 0415442877 9780203933015 020393301X
OCLC Number: 163708025
Description: xiv, 306 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Reports and recommendations --
Selecting the consultants and contractors --
Pre-contract cost management --
Cost management on PFI projects --
Contractor's estimating and tendering --
Value management --
Risk management (RM) --
Whole-life costing --
Organizational methods --
Payment systems and contract administration --
Contractors' cost-control and monitoring procedures --
Change management, valuing variations --
Claims management --
The NEC Engineering and construction contract --
FIDIC standard forms of international construction contract --
Case study : Heathrow Terminal 5.
Responsibility: Keith Potts.
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Examines the key issues and best practice in the cost management of construction projects under traditional contracts and methodologies. This title considers various stages within the life cycle of a  Read more...

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