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Cost Planning of Buildings

Cost Planning of Buildings
By Douglas J. Ferry, Peter S. Brandon, Jonathan D. Ferry

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Book Description

This book, widely regarded as the leading text on the subject, reflects the broad understanding required by today's cost planners in their increasingly important role as the client's financial manager. The book has been updated and reorganised to reflect the industry's shift from work in the public sector to the private sector, and greater emphasis on refurbishment rather than new work.

The contents are divided into three parts, covering the various stages of the construction process:

Stage 1: The brief and the budget - establishing the budget from the standpoint of the client's needs and resources

Stage 2: Designing the budget - designing the project within the client's budget

Stage 3: Controlling the cost - maintaining the budget throughout the project.

At each stage theoretical examples are included, together, for the first time, with some up-to-date, real life examples.


Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #7987467 in Books
  • Published on: 1999-09-15
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: .79" h x 6.84" w x 9.58" l,
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 376 pages

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"Still ranks as the classic text for many practitioners and academics...well written, as expected, and adds considerable value to this very interesting topic area."

Engineering, Construction & Architectural Management

"This is a very useful book that gives the opportunity to look at schemes, very much from the finance aspect, and it would be useful reading for people moving into the area of economics and the professional role as the client's financial manager. It provides background reading to many of the degree programmes currently available."

Building Engineer

From the Back Cover
This book, widely regarded as the leading text on the subject, reflects the broad understanding required by today's cost planners in their increasingly important role as the client's financial manager.

The book has been updated and reorganised to reflect the industry's shift from work in the public sector to the private sector, and greater emphasis on refurbishment rather than new work.

The contents are divided into three parts, covering the various stages of the construction process:

Stage 1: The brief and the budget - establishing the budget from the standpoint of the client's needs and resources

Stage 2: Designing the budget - designing the project within the client's budget

Stage 3: Controlling the cost - maintaining the budget throughout the project.

At each stage theoretical examples are included, together, for the first time, with some up-to-date, real life examples.

About the Author
Douglas J. Ferry PhD, FRICS, formerly Dean of Architecture and Building, New South Wales Institute of Technology, and Research Manager with CIRIA, is a research consultant.

Peter S. Brandon MSc, FRICS was formerly Professor of Quantity and Building Surveying and is now Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research and Graduate Studies) at the University of Salford.

Jonathan D. Ferry BSc(Hons) is a Senior Cost Consultant at Dearle & Henderson Consulting, London.


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