This latest edition of the classic quantity surveying textbook retains its basic structure and has been thoroughly updated to reflect recent changes in the industry - especially in procurement.
The technologies underpinning BIM (Building Information Modelling) are emerging apace, the issue is perhaps a cultural one and the notion of enhanced collaborative working requires an awareness of procurement systems, client relationships and the wider project environment all topics addressed within the text.
In Ferry & Brandon’s Cost Planning of Buildings, 9th edition updates have been made to the procurement and contracts content, mainly to reflect the success of NEC3 in the delivery of important infrastructure schemes like London 2012 and Crossrail. The remainder of the text has been freshened up to reflect other changes such as the new RIBA Plan of Work 2013 and the RICS New Rules of Measurement.
Designed to support the core cost planning studies covered by students of quantity surveying and construction management, it provides a platform for understanding the fundamental importance of effective cost planning practice. The principles 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.
There are some basic concepts of cost planning that will remain constant (even in the advent of BIM), so familiar readers will pleased to note that the core principles of Ferry and Brandon remain throughout and this leading textbook continues to provide a comprehensive introduction to the practice and procedures of cost planning in the procurement of buildings.