Costs and Benefits of Building Projects

This is a technical article from Canada with the full title of, “Integrating Building Information Modeling (BIM) with Sustainable Universal Design Strategies to Evaluate the Costs and Benefits of Building Projects”.

Links are made with sustainability and the need to factor in UD at the beginning of the process as with sustainability. For the tech people it gives mathematical computations and diagrams, and for others, there is useful information such as:
“Although, implementing sustainable strategies in buildings (new/existing) showed better economical trend over the long run, its initial associated cost is doubtable. The results of a survey conducted in 2007 by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development found that the costs of sustainable buildings are “overestimated” for an additional cost of 17 percent added to the cost of conventional building which is considered more than triple the actual cost of 5 percent”.

Go to the article by Bader Alsayyar and Ahmad Jrade, University of Ottawa.