Pre-contract Studies: Development Economics, Tendering and Estimating, 3rd Edition
June 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
The book covers capital investment, funding sources, the economics of development, evaluation of financial data, whole life costing and tendering, estimating and cash flow considerations. The process of getting a project from inception to completion is examined in detail, while the different methods of development appraisal, and the way developers' budgets are calculated, are explored with worked examples.
The third edition has been extensively revised to reinforce aspects of valuations and more information has been added on the major property companies and who owns the land in Britain, as well as on conservation, PFI and value management. A large number of charts and graphs are new.
The book is used on a wide range of undergraduate programmes in building, surveying and associated disciplines.
- provides a comprehensive introduction to the property development process, with emphasis on financial analysis of projects
- expanded information on valuations and new developments and trends, together with revised date and charts
- well-known author of surveying and construction textbooks