J Wayne Moore PhD,
New and Improved Cost
Models and Tables
"More precision, more flexibility, more transparency"
Cost the shell of the building independently of the occupancies or uses.
No limit on the number of building sections, levels, wall segments, uses, or features.
Allows for different rates of depreciation for the building structure and the interior use finishes.
Structure types based on cost of construction, not fire resistance.
Over 200 different interior finish uses with cost rates built in as well as 8 structure types and 9 exterior cladding groups.
Individual interior finish use area can be quality and condition graded as well as depreciated independently from other areas and allows for different rates of depreciation for the building structure and the interior finish use.
Building structure cost and use area finish costs are held separately.
Over 200 specific interior use finish cost rates provided. The process gives more flexibility in the application of depreciation.
Any use can be applied to any structure type, resulting in even more precise cost estimates.