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Description - Building Cost Planning for the Design Team by Jim Smith

Cost management of all building projects has become increasingly important as clients in the public and private sector demand the highest quality cost planning services with accurate budgeting and cost control. All members of the design team must integrate their activities to ensure that a high quality project is delivered on time and within budget.

This book considers building cost planning and cost control from the client and the design team's perspective, where all decisions whether concerned with design, cost, quality, time, value or sustainability are taken as being interrelated. The latest Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Plan of Work and the New Rules of Measurement for Early Stage Estimating and Cost Planning issued by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) have been incorporated into this new text. The book follows the building design cost planning process from the crucial inception stages and then through all the design stages to the completion of the technical design, contract documentation and the tender. It provides a template for good cost planning practice.

An essential addition to this third edition is the introduction of integrated design and documentation processes captured in building Information modelling (BIM), on-line cost databases and computerised methods of cost planning. The integrated approaches are explained and provide vital information and knowledge for practitioners involved in building projects. All stakeholders involved in development and design and client teams in public and private sector policy making and implementation need to understand the new approaches to design management processes and how cost planning and design approaches are adapting to using the new technology in practice.

The interactive style, using in-text and review questions makes this ideal for students and practitioners alike in property, architecture, construction economics, construction management, real estate, engineering, facilities management and project management.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781138907379
ISBN-10: 1138907375
Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 388
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Feb-2016
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jim Smith

Jim Smith is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a professor in property and construction with the Faculty of Society and Design at Bond University. His research interests include construction economics, project inception and design management. He has published in excess of 130 refereed journal and conference papers. This book also complements his earlier works, Building Cost Planning in Action and Building Design Cost Management. David Jaggar is the former Deputy Director of the School of the Built Environment, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool. His research interests include construction economics, design management, and construction procurement. He was the co-founder and Joint Chair of CIB-W92, Construction Procurement and serves on editorial boards of several international journals. This book complements his earlier works, Design and the Economics of Building and Building Design Cost Management. Peter Love is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and John Curtin Distinguished Professor in the School of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Curtin University. He holds a Higher Doctorate of Science for his contributions to the field of Civil Engineering and his research interests include construction and engineering economics infrastructure management, and information systems evaluation. He has published in excess of 600 referred journal and conference papers. Oluwole Alfred Olatunji is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a lecturer in construction management at Curtin University. His research interests include building information modelling, construction economics and construction engineering. He is on the Editorial Panel of leading construction management journals.

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