Cost Studies of Buildings, 4th Ed


By Allan Ashworth
Financial Times/ Pearson Education Limited
December 2004
ISBN: 013145322X
512 Pages, Illustrated, 6 " x 9"
$79.50 Paper Original

OUT OF PRINT


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 Include: a new chapter on emerging issues, chapters on predevelopment, completion of projects and facilities management. It provides appropriate focus on cost control, cost information and cost practice, learning outcomes and self assessment questions within each chapter a comprehensive bibliography. This 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.

About the Author: 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.

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 bibliography

Contents
Preface to the Fourth Edition
Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations Used
Section 1. Cost Control
1. Introduction
2. History of Building Economics
3. The Construction Industry
Section 2. Cost Information
4. Cost Data
5. Design Economics
6. Economics of Quality
7. Indices and Trends
8. Cost Analysis
9. Taxation, Grants and Investment
10. Cost Research and Innovation
Section 3. Cost Practice
11. Development Appraisal
12. Pre-tender Price Estimating
13. Cost Planning
14. Cost Modelling
15. Whole Life Costing 1: Factors to Consider
16. Whole Life Costing 2: Practice
17. Value Management
18. Risk Analysis and Management
19. Post-Contract Cost Control
20. Facilities Management
21. The Future Direction of Cost Studies and Buildings
Index

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