All Costs articles – Page 4

  • In built up areas, wind turbines are often located on top of buildings
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    Cost model: Renewable energy


    In this month’s engineering services cost model, Davis Langdon Mott Green Wall presents a round-up of the principal options for renewable energy and where they can be best installed

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    Costs: Sealant joints


    Sealant joints may be the weakest link in a facade. Peter Mayer of Building LifePlans runs through key whole-life performance and costs issues for sealant options

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    Costs: Moisture damage in timber floorings


    How much does it cost to ensure your timber flooring complies with regulations on preventing moisture damage? Peter Mayer of Building LifePlans compares various specification options

  • London’s Almeida theatre won £1.5m from the Arts Council for England to improve seating, refurbish backstage and extend its foyer

    Cost model: Theatres


    Davis Langdon looks at the design and value drivers, operational considerations, procurement issues and of course costs associated with theatre new-build and refurbishment

  • Improvement to schools, resulting in high-quality schemes such as this primary school in Cheshire built by Willmott Dixon, is a significant cost driver

    Cost model update, February 2005


    In this special cost model update, Davis Langdon looks at 18 building types – including offices, stadiums, theatres, schools, hospitals, housing and supermarkets – and adds the latest figures and current cost drivers

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    Costs: Wooden floors


    Increasingly, wooden laminate floors are being selected as a floor finish. Peter Mayer of Building Performance Group considers the options, key durability criteria and whole-life costs

  • The solid facade of Plantation Place, viewed  here from Great Tower Street, illustrates a possible solution to meeting the new Part L

    Cost model: Office design


    After a few belt-tightening years, the City of London’s commercial sector is on the up again. In this cost model, Davis Langdon and Mott Green Wall examine the current market and recent advances in office design – and break down the costs of a high-quality, mid-rise City scheme

  • The MoD’s £2bn single-living accomodation module (SLAM) programme makes extensive use of volumetric units

    Cost model: Off-site manufacture


    The market for off-site manufacture is expanding rapidly, boosted as it is by public sector investment programmes. Davis Langdon looks at the cost benefits, barriers to innovation and procurement issues involved in OSM

  • Sainsbury's distribution centre in Stoke-on-Trent illustrates how distribution has become a key part of the diversification of products sold in supermarkets

    Cost model: Distribution centres


    The distribution centre sector is buzzing at the moment, as businesses rush to outsource their goods-handling to logistics firms, and supermarkets adopt just-in-time delivery systems. Here we look at the key issues in affecting distribution centres – and, more importantly, breaks down how much one would cost

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    Cost model: Football stadiums


    Developers are in the grip of football fever, building iconic stadiums that will revive out-of-town areas. We look at the challenges in design, security and crowd control and highlights the retail and hospitality potential

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    Cost model: Office refurbishment


    Although recovery in the commercial market may be just around the corner, canny developers are already active generating good returns in refurbishment. Here Davis Langdon Everest and Mott Green Wall look at the opportunities and constraints in bringing existing buildings bang up to date

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    Cost model: Affordable housing


    Planning guidance on affordable housing quotas in private schemes has got developers and contractors scratching their heads and crunching their numbers. Here, Davis Langdon Everest eases their pain …

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    Cost model: PFI hospitals


    Capital investment is pouring into the NHS and the prognosis for improved performance is good. In this month s cost model examine the aims of the hospital programme, probe design issues, and break down the price of adding a trauma unit to an existing hospital

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    Cost model: Urban design and infrastructure


    Proposals for new communities in the South-east, and the redevelopment of existing urban sites will require large-scale investment in site infrastructure. In this month s cost model, we examine the cost and value drivers associated with infrastructure and site amenities

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    Cost model: Offices


    Sustainability issues are rapidly rising up the corporate agenda. We consider the impact of sustainability measures on commercial buildings and reveal that going green need not cost the earth

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    Cost model: Supermarkets


    Supermarkets are among the UK’s top 10 construction clients. In this cost model, Davis Langdon Everest and Mott Green Wall examine the costs, specification and procurement of new build and existing stores

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    Cost model update, February 2003


    Building cost models are celebrating their 10th birthday. To mark this happy event, we outlines the factors that will be affecting costs in 2003 for 17 of the most common building types

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    Cost model: High-rise housing refurbishment


    The government is reappraising the UK s social housing in order to meet its decent homes target by 2010. Here, Davis Langdon Everest examines the costs, key issues and associated problems of refurbishing a tower block

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    LIfetime costs: durable floors


    You've got a floor to cover, but which material is going to serve your client best – and for the longest – for the least amount of money? Peter Mayer of the Building Performance Group shines the spotlight on the whole-life costs of PVC, linoleum and carpeting

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    Cost model: 21st-century university building


    The government wants 50% of 18-30-year-olds to be educated to degree level by 2010, and expects universities to compete in international research markets. So what buildings are required to help meet these objectives? In its latest cost model, Davis Langdon Everest examines the 21st-century university building