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Replacement costs

Published: 9 January 2013

For those architects requested by their clients to prepare estimates of the costs of replacing buildings it is necessary to have sufficient knowledge ...


Cost control

Published: 23 November 2011

A key service provided by architects is managing the project budget. In some cases the architect will manage the budget themselves while in others ...


Cost-plus contracts

Published: 31 March 2015

Be wary of cost-plus contracts The cost-plus form of contract has its own pitfalls and generally should be used only in unusual or specific ...

Glossary Term

Cost of building work

The actual net cost of the works excluding any amounts for GST.

Glossary Term

Prime-cost sum

A sum included in the contract for a foreseeable 'off the shelf' item, the precise identity of which was not known or had not been decided at the ...


Cost plan - preparation

Published: 22 August 2012

A cost plan or cost estimate is best expressed using an elemental analysis. This method breaks the design up into the various elements of the ...


Lifecycle cost analysis

Published: 18 April 2017

Lifecycle cost (LCC) analysis is a tool that can be used to evaluate the long-term economic merits of alternative design solutions. Sometimes ...


Prime cost items and provisional sums

Published: 24 November 2011

Most building contracts include provision for prime cost items and provisional sums. A prime cost item is an allowance in the contract for the supply ...


ABIC Commercial Cost Plus CP-2014 C

Published: 11 May 2016

The ABIC Commercial Cost Plus (CP-2014 C) contract is intended for use where an architect administers a cost plus contract. CP-2014 C replaces the ...


Client note: Managing your project costs

Published: 14 January 2013

One of the critical aspects of the architectural process is the management and understanding of the project cost. Any architectural process includes ...


Note Types
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