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Cost Studies of Buildings.

Author: Allan Ashworth; Srinath Perera
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon : CRC Press, 2015.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ashworth, Allan.
Cost Studies of Buildings.
Abingdon, Oxon : CRC Press, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Allan Ashworth; Srinath Perera
ISBN: 9781317484158 1317484150
OCLC Number: 1047908239
Notes: 8.6 Part 3: measurement rules for cost planning.
Description: 1 online resource (570 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; Preface to the sixth edition; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; SECTION 1 COST CONTROL; 1 INTRODUCTION; Learning outcomes; 1.1 What this book is about; 1.2 The purpose of cost control; 1.3 The importance of cost control; 1.4 Cost, price and value; 1.5 Value for money; 1.6 Cost advice; 1.7 Contractual arrangements and their effects on costs; 1.8 Construction economics; 1.9 Economic analysis objectives; 1.10 Design method; 1.11 Building economic theories; 1.12 Environmental impact of the construction project; 1.13 Knowledge management; 1.14 ICT in construction. Self-assessment questionsBibliography; 2 HISTORY OF BUILDING ECONOMICS; Learning outcomes; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Building economics; 2.3 Standard texts; 2.4 Trends in building economics; 2.5 Reasons for change; 2.6 Historical context; Self-assessment questions; Bibliography; 3 THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY; Learning outcomes; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 The importance of the construction industry; 3.3 The construction industry as an economic regulator; 3.4 The development process; 3.5 Construction firms; 3.6 The professions; 3.7 Research and innovation; Self-assessment questions; Bibliography. SECTION 2 COST INFORMATION4 COST DATA; Learning outcomes; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Characteristics of cost data; 4.3 The hierarchical structure of cost data; 4.4 Accuracy and consistency; 4.5 Cost feedback; 4.6 Price books; 4.7 Public sector price guides; 4.8 Monthly cost information; 4.9 Priced bills of quantities; 4.10 Price analysis; 4.11 Cost analysis; 4.12 The building cost information service; 4.13 Market intelligence; 4.14 International comparison of construction costs; Self-assessment questions; Bibliography; 5 DESIGN ECONOMICS; Learning outcomes; 5.1 Introduction. 5.2 Client's requirements5.3 Value for money; 5.4 Factors to consider; 5.5 Whole-life costing; 5.6 Sustainable economic design; 5.7 Element evolution; 5.8 Conclusions; Self-assessment questions; Bibliography; 6 THE ECONOMICS OF QUALITY; Learning outcomes; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 What is quality?; 6.3 Quality systems; 6.4 Quality control; 6.5 The 'm' factors affecting quality; 6.6 Quality standards; 6.7 Categories of quality costs; 6.8 Economic assessment; 6.9 Quality considerations; 6.10 Conclusions; Self-assessment questions; Bibliography; 7 INDICES AND TRENDS; Learning outcomes. 7.1 Introduction7.2 Constructing an index; 7.3 Uses of index numbers; 7.4 Laspeyre's and Paasche's Indices; 7.5 Difficulties in the use of indices; 7.6 Cost and price indices; 7.7 Other published indices; 7.8 Regional variation; 7.9 Measuring trends; 7.10 Key performance indicators and benchmarking; Self-assessment questions; Bibliography; 8 NEW RULES OF MEASUREMENT (NRM); Learning outcomes; 8.1 Introduction; 8.2 Standard Methods of Measurement; 8.3 Overview of RICS New Rules of Measurement; 8.4 Part 1: general; 8.5 Part 2: measurement rules for order of cost estimating.

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