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Design Economics for the Built Environment: Impact of Sustainability on Project Evaluation by Herbert Robinson, Barry Symonds, Barry Gilbertson, Ben Ilozor

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Foreword

With continuing pressure and innovation in the built environment of today, and with more people now living in cities than in the history of mankind, getting that environment to be an exciting, vibrant, sustainable and cost effective place for communities, occupiers, as well as clients, has never been more important. Understanding design economics is critical to help deliver this vision around the globe, and to enable qualified professionals to provide effective and well considered advice in land, property and construction.

In Design Economics for the Built Environment, the Editors, Professor Herbert Robinson, Barry Symonds, Professor Barry Gilbertson and Professor Benedict Ilozor, are unquestionably well recognised professionals in providing such advice around the world. They, together with an expert team of academics and practitioners, bring the theory and practice alive for the reader. Collectively, they are to be congratulated on what has been a challenging task to pull together the latest thinking in such a well informed and coherent way. This is a hugely credible book, providing evidence of the importance of striking the right balance between theories and practices leading to a relevant and robust built environment of the future. It is incredibly well structured and thought through, as you would expect with such a prestigious roll call of academics and practitioners on the contributor list:

  • In Part I, all the key elements necessary for effective design economics ...

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