Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Ivor H. Seeley
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  3. Ivor H. Seeley
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  12. Ivor H. Seeley
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  13. Back Matter
    Pages 476-502

About this book


This comprehensively rewritten, updated and extended new edition of this established text focuses on what has become the most important single facet of the quantity surveyor's role - cost management. The scope of the book has been broadened to take account of the widening and more sophisticated cost management and control service that clients now require. The book examines the factors influencing building costs and how the precontract costs can be estimated, analysed and controlled, to ensure that buildings can be completed within the agreed budget and timescale, and be of acceptable quality, function effectively and provide value for money. A new chapter on value management has been added, together with an introductory chapter on cost modelling; the chapter on life cycling costing is extended, while the sections on energy conservation and occupancy costs are expanded. Throughout the text many new case studies, with supporting tables and diagrams, are included in order to enhance the value of this book to the student and the practitioner.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.The Nottingham Trent UniversityUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Building Economics
  • Book Subtitle Appraisal and control of building design cost and efficiency
  • Authors Ivor H. Seeley
  • Series Title Macmillan Building and Surveying Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1996
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-63835-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-13757-2
  • Edition Number 4
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 520
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Construction Management
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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