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Analyzing the Distribution and Variations in Construction Costs for Commercial Tenant Improvement Projects

Abstract In this era of high-tech computer advancements and tremendous programmable computer capabilities, construction cost estimation still remains a knowledge-intensive and experience driven task. High reliance on human expertise, and less accuracy in the decision support tools render cost estimation error prone. Arriving at accurate cost estimates is of paramount importance because it forms the basis of most of the financial, design, and executive decisions concerning the project at subsequent stages. As its unique contribution to the body of knowledge, this paper analyzes the deviations and behavior of costs associated with different construction activities involved in commercial office tenant improvement (TI) projects. The aim of this study is... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Ghosh, Arunabho (Author) / Grau, David (Advisor) / Ayer, Steven (Committee member) / Parrish, Kristen (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Civil engineering / Computer science / Economics / Construction costs / Cost Estimation / Estimation / Tenant Improvement
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 55 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Masters Thesis Construction 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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