Predesign Planning Part III: Project Planning

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One of a series of ten mini-monographs about the reasons to conduct and methods to accomplish effective predesign planning in architecture, this monograph describes with text and images the various phases of architectural projects and discusses the information the predesign planner must develop for project feasibility, site suitability, master planning, and predesign planning. It then focuses on predesign planning for schematic design, design development, and construction drawings. It stresses the importance of discovering the values that become critical issues for each phase of predesign planning, including the importance of careful scheduling and cost control. It emphasizes how the relatively small cost of predesign planning is more than paid for by construction cost savings. A case study shows how predesign planning impacts the various phases of project planning. Exercises and references allow the reader to develop knowledge about and skills in project planning. Each mini-monograph of this ten-part series can be taken as an individual course.

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