Ferry and Brandon's Cost Planning of Buildings

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Ferry and Brandon's Cost Planning of Buildings provides a comprehensive introduction to the practice and procedures of cost planning in the procurement of buildings.

The eighth edition of this leading textbook has been thoroughly updated to reflect the significant changes that have occurred in the UK construction industry since the new millennium. 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.

In his revisions, Richard Kirkham reflects the many changes in the construction industry in the past eight years: procurement is given prominence early in the book; the changing role of the quantity surveyor and building economist is discussed, as is the crucial role they assume throughout the project life cycle. He emphasises the importance of early and collaborative working in the design team, as well as the impact of whole life-cycle costing.

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Widely regarded as the leading text on the subject, this eight edition of Ferry and Brandon's Cost Planning of Buildings 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 up-to-date, real life examples.

About the Author:

Richard Kirkham is a Senior Lecturer in Construction Management and Quantity Surveying at the School of the Built Environment, Liverpool John Moores University. He is also visiting Research Fellow at the University of Liverpool School of Architecture.

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