This 9th edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect changes that have occurred in the UK construction industry in the past six years. Whilst retaining its core structure of the three-phase cost planning process originally developed by Ferry and Brandon, the text provides a thorough grounding in contemporary issues including procurement innovation, whole life cycle costing and modelling techniques.
Designed to support the core cost planning studies covered by students reading for degrees in quantity surveying and construction management, it provides a platform for understanding the fundamental importance of effective cost planning practice.
The principals of elemental cost planning are covered from both pre- and post- contract perspectives; the role of effective briefing and client/stakeholder engagement as best practice is also reinforced in this text.
Addresses The Soft Landings Framework (a new govt. initiative, especially for schools) to make buildings perform radically better and much more sustainably. Puts focus on actual performance in use at brief stage, during design and construction, and especially before and after handover.Covers recent changes in procurement, especially under the NEC and PFIProvides more on PPP and long-term maintenance issues Offers an improved companion website with tutorial worksheets for lecturersand Interactive spreadsheets for students, e.g. development appraisal models; lifecycle costing modelsSee More
1.An Overview of Cost Planning 32.Building Information Modelling 133.A Three-Stage Cost Planning Strategy 234.Developers’ Motivations and Needs 315.Client Identification and the Briefing Process: Aligning the Client Need with the Brief and the Budget 396.The Economics of Cost Planning: The Time Value of Money and Cash Flow 597. Whole Life Planning: The Methodology of Whole Life Cycle Costing and Design for Sustainability 758.Construction Procurement and the Relationship with Project Costs 919.The Design Process and the Project Life Cycle 10910.Standard Methods of Cost Modelling in Design 12811.Cost and Performance Data: Sourcing and Application to the Cost Plan 16012.Construction Cost Indices 18213.Cost Planning the Brief 19514.Cost Planning at the Scheme Design Stage 20915.Planning and Managing Project Resources and Costs 23116.Resource-Based Cost Models 25717.Cost Control (1): Final Design and Production Drawing Stage 27018.Cost Control (2): Real Time 28019.Cost Planning and Control of Refurbishment, Life Cycle Renewal and Repair Work 300