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Controlling Costs and Quality

Controlling Costs and Quality

C. Gerritse

Controlling Costs and Quality
in the Early Phases of the Accommodation Process

In recent years, the Faculty of Architecture at TU Delft has been
conducting research aimed at improving its knowledge of the cost-quality
relationship. Such knowledge could be harnessed in the process of creating
and using buildings. The focus is on the early stages of the process in
which schedules of requirements and budgets are fixed, mass studies
carried out and the first design sketches prepared. The PARAP working
group has taken the knowledge and insights obtained, and rendered them
operational in the development of cost-quality modelling, which enables
budgets to be fixed on the basis of the performance demanded. It also
enables processes to be directed on the basis of cost and quality.
The author, who is a member of the PARAP working group, has carried out
cost-quality studies. The present book shows how the results of these
studies are interrelated. This provides a solid understanding of the way
in which the cost- quality relationship is modelled and directed during
the preliminary - strongly determinative - phases of the accommodation
The findings are presented in a visual and accessible way. The result is a
book that is both practical and easily readable. It is suitable for the
students of Architecture programmes, policy makers, construction cost
experts, and managers in everyday practice.
Preface 1 Introduction 2 Costs and quality 3 The accomodation cycle
4 Cost and quality control 5 Required space 6 Stacking 7 Grain
size 8 Internal space 9 Cost/quality modelling 10 Epilogue 11
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