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Design Economics for the Built Environment free pdf The drive towards environmentally friendly buildings and infrastructure has led to a growing interest in providing design solutions underpinned by the core principles of sustainability to balance economic, social and environmental factors. Design Economics for the Built Environment: Impact of sustainability on project evaluation presents new directions, reflecting the need to recognise the impact of climate change and the importance of sustainability in project evaluation. The aim is to provide a new approach to understanding design economics in the context of the changing policy environment, legislative and regulatory framework, and increasing economic, environmental and social pressure as result of the sustainability agenda. The book follows a structured approach from theories and principles in the earlier chapters, to the practical applications and emerging techniques focusing on value and social, economic and environmental considerations in making design decisions. It starts with the policy context, building on various theories and principles such as, capital cost, value of design and resource-based theories, the new rules of measurement (NRM) to explore cost planning, the relationship between height and costs, key socio-economic and environmental variables for design appraisal, eco-cost/value ratio (EVR), whole life theory and the treatment of carbon emission as external costs, productivity and efficiency, fiscal drivers and legal framework for carbon reduction, procurement and allocation of risks in contracts. Case studies, practical examples and frameworks throughout reinforce theories and principles and relate them to current practice. The book is essential reading for postgraduate students in architecture, building and quantity surveying and is also a valuable resource for academics, consultants and policy-makers in the built environment.

About Herbert Robinson

The Editors

Professor Herbert Robinson, is currently a RegionalAdviser and Head of Training Division at the United Nations AfricanInstitute for Economic Development and Planning (IDEP), part ofUnited Nations Regional Economic Commission for Africa. He wasProfessor of Construction Economics at London South Bank Universityand a Senior Research Associate at Loughborough University,UK.

Barry Symonds, Senator h.c. Biberach an derRiss, is Managing Director of Symonds KonsultInternational and Associate Director for Rapid5D (BIMSolutions UK). He was the Head of Property, Surveying andConstruction at London South Bank University,UK. As achartered quantity surveyor, he worked as a partner andconsultant for practices in the UK and New Zealand. He heldacademic advisory roles and has been visiting professor, andexternal examiner in the UK and abroad.

Professor Barry Gilbertson is a Visiting Professorat the University of Northumbria in Newcastle and was a partner atPricewaterhouseCoopers for 15 years. Barry was the first charteredsurveyor to become a partner in a firm of chartered accountants,anywhere in the world, and the 123rd President ofRICS in 2004/5. Barry was a member of the United Nations RealEstate Advisory Group and a member of the Bank of England'sProperty Forum.

Professor Benedict D. Ilozor teaches constructionmanagement, architecture, facilities planning, design

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Author : Herbert Robinson
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
Data Published : 28 February 2014
ISBN : 0470659092
EAN : 9780470659090
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 432 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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