DESIGN AND BUILDING ECONOMICS

ARCH536. DESIGN AND BUILDING ECONOMICS (2CR.: 2LEC)

Overview of factors influencing design and building costs, and approaches to managing costs from initial project definition through construction and use. Techniques for project budgeting, cost estimating, and life cycle cost analysis. Feasibility, cost and value, economic analysis, real estate market. Cost and benefit ratio analysis, and control of cost and depreciation, cost estimating, including determination of materials, labor, equipment, overhead, profit, and other construction costs.