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Ferry and Brandon's Cost Planning of Buildings
Ferry and Brandon's Cost Planning of Buildings, ISBN 9781119968627, by Richard Kirkham, Publisher John Wiley, Imprint Wiley-Blackwell, Which Building Contract bookshop
Ferry and Brandon's Cost Planning of Buildings

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By: Richard Kirkham
Edition: 9th Rev ed
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9781119968627
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages, ill
Pub Date: 17/10/2014

This new edition of the classic quantity surveying textbook retains its basic structure but has been thoroughly updated to reflect recent changes in the industry, especially in procurement.

Although over the last 20 years a number of new procurement methods have evolved and become adopted, the recession has seen many clients revert to established traditional methods of procurement so the fundamentals of cost planning still apply - and should not be ignored.

The first edition of this leading textbook was published in 1964 and it continues to provide a comprehensive introduction to the practice and procedures of cost planning in the procurement of buildings.

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.

This new edition:  
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 PFI
   Provides more on PPP and long-term maintenance issues
   Offers an improved companion website with tutorial worksheets for lecturers
   and Interactive spreadsheets for students, e.g. development appraisal models; lifecycle costing model


Chapter 1: An overview of cost planning

Chapter 2: Building Information Modelling

Chapter 3: The 3 stages of cost planning

Phase 1: Cost Planning at the Briefing Stage

Chapter 4: Developers' Motivations and Needs

Chapter 5: Client identification and the briefing process: Aligning the client need with the brief and the budget

Chapter 6: The economics of cost planning: the time value of money and project cash flow

Chapter 7: Whole life planning: The methodology of whole life-cycle costing and design sustainability

Chapter 8: Procurement and the relationship with project costs

PHASE 2: Cost Planning at the Design Stage

Chapter 9: The design process and the project lifecycle

Chapter 10:Standard methods of cost modelling

Chapter 11: Cost and performance data: sourcing and application to the cost plan

Chapter 12: Construction cost indices

Chapter 13: Cost planning the brief

Chapter 14: Cost planning at the scheme design stage

PHASE 3: Cost Planning and Control at Production and Operational Stages

Chapter 15: Planning and managing project resources and costs

Chapter 16: Resource based cost-models

Chapter 17: Cost Control (1): Final design and production drawing stage

Chapter 18: Cost Control (2): Real time

Chapter 19: Cost Planning and control of refurbishment and maintenance work

Appendix: Discount rate tables

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