About this book
This book deals with the important subject of cost estimation from a scientific standpoint. Adopting the approach of design analysis and computation of quantities for commercial buildings of varying heights and structural forms, the author has developed a range of more than 260 charts to assist in the production of cost estimates for the required constituent quantities of a given structure, where the preparation of realistic estimates has in the past raised considerable problems. A broad range of commercial building types is considered, from 5 to 50 storeys in height, and the effects on quantities of the varying design parameters, such as column grid size, number of storeys, location of structural components, arrangement of beams, grades of concrete, and so on, are described and comprehensively illustrated by charts.
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