Life-Cost Approach to Building Evaluation

1st Edition

Craig Langston

Routledge
Published December 24, 2004
Reference - 256 Pages
ISBN 9780750666305 - CAT# Y127615

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Summary

Life-cost approach to building evaluation comprehensively addresses in a reader-friendly, accessible way the fundamentals of life-cost studies in the built environment. It includes the time-value of money, discounted cash-flow analysis, differential price-level movement and affordability fluctuations. Contemporary issues such as occupancy costs, sustainability implications and value adding are also addressed.

Replete with illustrations and examples, this innovative book provides a holistic approach to evaluation that integrates life-costing to broader social and environmental criteria.

Important features include:
- presentation materials to facilitate face-to-face and online learning
- review questions
- worked tutorial exercises, and
- example examination papers.

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