Role of Building Services Quantity Surveyors in Managing Cost of Green Buildings

Yusuf, Ganiyu Amuda and Mohamed, Sarajul Fikri and Mohd Yusof, Zakaria and Misnan, Mohd Saidin (2012) Role of Building Services Quantity Surveyors in Managing Cost of Green Buildings. In: 2nd International Conference on Green Buildings Technologies and Materials, GBTM 2012, 27 - 28 December 2012, Wuhan; China.

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Abstract

his study reviews the importance of green building and identified some popular rating tools available. The importance of green building requirements was also discussed. Significant cost factors in green buildings were described and methods of capturing and controlling the costs of building services by quantity surveyors discussed. The major barrier to effective cost control of green building have been identified as lack of a clear green design goal; midstream attempts to incorporate green; decentralized management of the green building process; lack of experience with green building; and insufficient time and funding. The study concluded that, it is essential for quantity surveyors to develop a cost management framework responsive to both client values and user requirements within the framework of sustainable development.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Building services; Cost factors; Cost management; Green building; Quantity surveyor
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Built Environment > Quantity Surveying
Depositing User: FAB IR Admin
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2014 02:37
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2014 02:37
URI: http://epublication.fab.utm.my/id/eprint/476

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