Dig into design economics in the building industry. Use specific planning techniques, materials and designs to control building costs. Identify the benefits of elemental estimating to cost a project by parts. Compare and apply cost benefit analysis.
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- 28 Nov 2022
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- apply appropriate sources of information in cost planning
- explain and test appropriate techniques to manipulate data in assessing the cost of buildings
- evaluate the cost and/or benefit of various building designs and components
- assess future building costs by manipulating historic cost data.
- Cost Benefit Analysis
- Design Economics (Time Cost and Quality)
- Design Economics (Physical Design Criteria)
- Cost Planning Techniques
- Elemental Estimating - Components
- Elemental Estimating - Elemental Cost Analyses
- Elemental Estimating - Developing the Elemental Cost Plan
- Elemental Estimating - Manipulating and Interpreting the Data
- Exercises in Elemental Estimating
- Approximate Quantities
- Stages in Cost Planning
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
Note: Level 2 subjects normally assume a moderate level of prior knowledge in the area, eg from completing all Level 1 subjects or relevant experience.
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This subject introduces the process of cost planning in the building industry including investigation of the various techniques used and sources of information. Students will explore the processes of design economics, cost benefit analysis and elemental cost analysis.
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- Case study 1 (50%)
- Case Study 2 (50%)
Current study term: 29 May 22 to 28 Aug 22
Cost Planning: Australian Cost Management Manual Vol. 1
Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS)
Next study term: 27 Nov 22 to 26 Feb 23
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