Design and construction: building in value by Rick Best, Gerard de Valence

By Rick Best, Gerard de Valence

The layout and building of structures is a long and costly approach, and people who fee constructions are always searching for how one can enhance the potency of the method. during this publication, the second one within the construction in worth sequence, a huge diversity of issues on the topic of the approaches of layout and building are explored through a world team of specialists. the final target of the booklet is to examine ways in which consumers can enhance the worth for funds results in their judgements to build constructions. The e-book is aimed toward scholars learning in lots of components with regards to the development together with structure, development administration, civil engineering and volume surveying, and may even be of curiosity to many within the together with undertaking managers, estate builders, development contractors and price engineers. *How to enhance your price for funds while commissioning structures. *Written through overseas specialists. *The moment booklet within the development in price sequence.

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9) was . . the value that is embodied in buildings, and how that value can be increased through the application of appropriate measures before any design work actually begins. In the following chapters the central concern remains the same but now the authors introduce a broad range of activities and issues that should be considered during the design and construction phase. , to complete the project for Issues in design and construction minimum cost, in the shortest possible time, with the best possible quality, while satisfying the client’s needs, including those related to function, aesthetics, business goals and image.

These designers are not necessarily architects; while it may reasonably be argued that all buildings are designed, only a proportion of the world’s buildings are actually designed by architects, and then most often in collaboration with other experts. Putting aside the significant contributions to the process made by other experts, it is the role of the designer to design the building. Given the earlier observation that, in general, 25 26 Design and Construction: Building in Value the client is able to specify quite clearly the building type, its functional requirements and certain financial or budgetary information relevant to the project, then we may say that the client approaches the designer with a set of needs that must be fulfilled.

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