Building cost planning for the design team

Jim Smith, David Jaggar

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This introductory text on building economics and cost planning provides the reader with the fundamental skills and knowledge to operate as a building professional in the area of economic advice and decision making at the project level. Cost planning is not an esoteric area for specialists alone, but a core skill for the whole design team.

Starting from the environment in which cost planning and design activities take place, the book works through the cost planning process in theory and practice, discussing the issues involved from a design team and client perspective. With analysis of key concepts related to cost control such as life cycle costing, value management, cost modelling and accuracy, and integration of estimating techniques, the authors provide an unequalled introduction to a crucial aspect of professional construction management.

* Introduction to the discipline of cost planning in construction
* Question, prompt and answer format throughout to assist learning
* Teaches core skills based on global best practice
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford, UK
Number of pages416
ISBN (Print)9780750680165
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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