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

Ganiyu Amuda Yusuf, Sarajul Fikri Mohamed, Zakaria Mohd Yusof, Mohd Saidin Misnan
2013 Advanced Materials Research  
Abstract. This 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
more » ... reen; 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.
doi:10.4028/ fatcat:whd4w5opyva7xp4bjjzkmrdrgq