Whole life costing is now becoming a key business tool in the procurement and construction of significant projects. This is especially the case with PPP, and in particular PFI, where details of the project life need to be assessed and tied in to funding and operation plans, and where a company takes on not only the construction but also the running and maintaining of the building. Another driver is the need for sustainability and concern for the environmental impact of a building; and whole life costing considers how materials may perform and what allowances are needed at the end of their life. This books sets out the practical issues involved in the selection of materials, their performance, and the issues that need to be taken into account. The issues are not formularised or packaged, but the reader is given a clear understanding and sensible practical guidance.
Full Product DetailsAuthor: Peter Caplehorn
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN 10: 041543422
Publication Date: 14 June 2012
Audience: College/higher education , Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly
Publisher's Status: Active
Availability: In Print
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Table of ContentsPart 1: Introduction 1. Whole Life Costing a Practical Approach 2. Why is it Important? 3. What Factors Affect It? 4. Current Methods Thinking and Systems Part 2: Relevance to Today 5. The Sustainability Question and the Context of Whole Life Costing 6. What Needs to be Taken Account? 7. How the Following Explanations Data Have Been Approached 8. Who Needs this Information? 9. How to Use it Effectively Part 3: The Building Process 10. Contracts and Their Requirements 11. PFI and Procurement 12. Clients Contractors and Consultants 13. Building Elements Part 4: Building Elements 14. Fabric 15. Structure 16. Materials 17. Finishes 18. Occupation Part 5: The Future
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