Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of building economics including development appraisal, financing, cost factors and ways in which construction costs can be controlled pre-contract and post-contract.
Module name: Building Economics
Module code: QSP5BEC
LO1 Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of building economics including development appraisal, financing, cost factors and ways in which construction costs can be controlled pre-contract and post-contract.
LO2 Use established methods and techniques to analyse alternative construction design solutions and evaluate their impact on initial and lifecycle costs.
LO3 Produce cost estimates, cost plans and lifecycle costs associated with the construction and lifecycle of new building.
LO5 Locate information sources, assemble data and communicate information, arguments and analysis using the key techniques of building economics.
You are employed by a cost consultancy firm and are providing project and cost control services to your client, Coastal Holidays, who specialise in the rental of self-catering holiday villas. Coastal Holidays owns a number of three- and four-bedroom holiday homes across the country and in order to expand their business they are about to embark on a programme of upgrading and refurbishing their existing holiday villas to high-end luxury accommodation. Your boss has asked you to prepare guidance on a suitable cost plan for your line manager to review.
In the form of a briefing note, explain the process to be followed to prepare an elemental cost plan for this scheme. You must also critically discuss the factors that will have to be considered when choosing an appropriate cost analysis. Include in your discussion examples of adjustments that may be required when using the data from an appropriate cost analysis. Reference list and bibliography You should include a reference list with a minimum of five separate relevant and appropriate sources that you have written about and cited within your work. A bibliography of uncited sources is not required
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