ARCH 4411 Design Cost Control
Prerequisite: ARCH 4224
The primary intent of this course is to help future architects methods to create realistic Estimates of Probable Costs for construction projects. It is not the intent of this course to focus on becoming a construction cost estimator, but rather to enable the architectural student to effectively create realistic Estimates of Probable Cost for their clients and thereby work as a team member with the Owner and General Contractor to establish and maintain a project budget throughout the process of project design and construction.
The course will introduce methods commonly used to create budgets for the construction cost of commercial building projects from conceptual discussions with the Owner and the early stage of development of the drawings and specifications. The methods that will be reviewed are typically used by architects and general contractors for feasibility and value engineering studies.