This cost analysis gives building costs not only in the usual element- grouped way, but also in a classification by 'project parts'. This classification shows the amounts for dwelling area, traffic area, storage area, substructure, roofs etc, thus providing more insight on costs according to function and form. In this way it is possible to illustrate and check conclusions on costing in terms of a design and build programme.
The 'project-part method' is based on separating the different area-function and other (non-area/blockform related) project parts. Comparing a variety of project types, this classification can explain and predict building costs, related to a variety in function and form, especially suited to multi-storey buildings. The project parts give information on a higher more general level than elements do.
dwelling area costs
the primary/individual dwelling without common traffic storage area, and without common substructure, roofs etc (varying with block form)
multistorey buildings show a great variety of sub-parts
an area in the building volume or a separate building outside
includes ground floor and external wall edge to ground floor level
flat roofing and roof covering
additional walls on the block ends, as a result of the measure method
such as landscaping
Seventy dwellings, each 97.1m2
Costs based on an exchange rage of 1.72 Euros to the pound.
Cost perCost per m2
Hall, stairwell, liftshaft790.708.14