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Brandon, P S (1984) Cost versus quality: a zero sum game?. Construction Management and Economics, 2(02), 111-26.
- Type: Journal Article
- Keywords: cost modelling; cost planning; quality
- ISBN/ISSN: 0144-6193
- URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/01446198400000011
Cost versus quality has often been presented as if it were a zero sum game ’If I gain in terms of quality then I will have to lose in terms of the money I need to spend’. In reality most design teams would contend that this is not necessarily true but find that they lack the technique to evaluated the proper balance between cost and quality in order to achieve value for their client. The problem is outlined and a possible framework for investigating a marginal increase in design quality against cost at the critical stage drawn information in provided.