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Ferry and Brandon's Cost Planning of Buildings provides acomprehensive introduction to the practice and procedures of costplanning in the procurement of buildings.

The eighth edition of this leading textbook has been thoroughlyupdated to reflect the significant changes that have occurred inthe UK construction industry since the new millennium. Whilstretaining its core structure of the three-phase cost planningprocess originally developed by Ferry and Brandon, the textprovides a thorough grounding in contemporary issues includingprocurement innovation, whole life-cycle costing and modellingtechniques.

Designed to support the core cost planning studies covered bystudents reading for degrees in quantity surveying and constructionmanagement, it provides a platform for understanding thefundamental importance of effective cost planning practice.

The principals of elemental cost planning are covered from bothpre- and post- contract perspectives; the role of effectivebriefing and client/stakeholder engagement as best practice is alsoreinforced in this text.

In his revisions, Richard Kirkham reflects the many changes in theconstruction industry in the past eight years: procurement is givenprominence early in the book; the changing role of the quantitysurveyor and building economist is discussed, as is the crucialrole they assume throughout the project life cycle. He emphasisesthe importance of early and collaborative working in the designteam, as well as the impact of whole life-cycle costing.

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