This new edition of "the" classic quantity surveying textbook
retains its basic structure but has been thoroughly updated to
reflect recent changes in the industry, especially in
Although over the last 20 years a number of new procurement
methods have evolved and become adopted, the recession has seen
many clients revert to established traditional methods of
procurement so the fundamentals of cost planning still apply - and
should not be ignored.
The first edition of this leading textbook was published in 1964
and it continues to provide a comprehensive introduction to the
practice and procedures of cost planning in the procurement of
This 9th edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect changes
that have occurred in the UK construction industry in the past six
years. Whilst retaining its core structure of the three-phase cost
planning process originally developed by Ferry and Brandon, the
text provides a thorough grounding in contemporary issues including
procurement innovation, whole life cycle costing and modelling
techniques.Designed to support the core cost planning studies
covered by students reading for degrees in quantity surveying and
construction management, it provides a platform for understanding
the fundamental importance of effective cost planning practice. The
principals of elemental cost planning are covered from both pre-
and post- contract perspectives; the role of effective briefing and
client/stakeholder engagement as best practice is also reinforced
in this text.
This new edition: Addresses The Soft Landings Framework (a new
govt. initiative, especially for schools) to make buildings perform
radically better and much more sustainably. Puts focus on actual
performance in use at brief stage, during design and construction,
and especially before and after handover.Covers recent changes in
procurement, especially under the NEC and PFIProvides more on PPP
and long-term maintenance issues Offers an improved companion
website with tutorial worksheets for lecturersand Interactive
spreadsheets for students, e.g. development appraisal models;
lifecycle costing models
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