Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2012-2013
ARCH 4411 Design Cost Control
Prerequisite: ARCH 4224
This course introduces methods commonly used concepts of building economics 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. These methods are typically used by architects and general contractors for feasibility and value engineering and building economic studies. The focus of this course is to enable architectural students to effectively create realistic estimates of probable economic 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.