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Bowen, P A and Edwards, P J (1998) Building cost planning and cost information management in South Africa. Journal of Construction Procurement, 4(01), 16–26.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: cost; information management; quantity surveying
  • ISBN/ISSN: 1358-9180
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  • Abstract:
    The building cost planning and cost information management practices of professional quantity surveyors in South Africa are investigated through an opinion survey questionnaire. The survey deals with the nature and use of cost models and their associated cost data. The results indicate that quantity surveyors may be failing to adopt new techniques, and face the danger that both models and data may be used in inappropriate ways in cost planning future projects.