Building in Value: Pre-Design Issues
Edited by Rick Best, Gerard de Valence
Routledge – 1999 – 412 pages
The concept of value in projects is a key issue for everyone involved in the construction industry. Building in Value brings together many experts in the field to outline the wide range of tools, techniques and procedures that can and should be used to make the building procurement phase as efficient as possible. The authors go on to discuss how to ensure that future problems in the design and construction of the buildings are anticipated at the start and to minimise the liklihood of future hiccups. Integrating strategic, financial and construction management techniques, this book provides an essential guide for construction professionals.
Part 1. Strategic and statutory issues * Value in building * Project initiation * Procurement strategies * Preparing for conflict * Environmental impact assessment * Environmental planning * Part 2. Analytical techniques * Capital cost fallacy * Feasability studies * Cost or benefit * Functional use analysis * Cost modelling * Facilities quality and performance * Energy modelling * Value management * Risk management * Part 3. Implementaion and management * Procurement law * Information and information management * Integrated design * Occupancy costs * Technology and innovation * Dispute resolution * The way forward.