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Surveyors' Construction Handbook by Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

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It should be understood that this is a broad-brush technique. The objective of functional analysis is to produce a complete description of the end purpose of the design in terms of what it must do. Reference is sometimes made to different types of FAST diagram: Classical FAST, Technical FAST or Customer/Task FAST. The original FAST diagram was a presentation of the user-related and product-related functions of a design solution. It was a technique used to assemble the functions of a product in a hierarchy and to assess ‘why’ and ‘how’ they are delivered.

Life cycle costing can be an important factor in the process when considering optional solutions but the criticality of this aspect will hinge on the client’s philosophy. (d) ‘Development’ of the ideas to be taken forward will be initiated at the meeting and a programme established for completion of this stage. Often the detailed development including life cycle costing, if appropriate, will be continued beyond the initial meeting and the outcome presented to a subsequent meeting for the panel to determine which design options to adopt.

1 DEFINITION The cost plan at outline proposals stage is a statement of the probable cost of the project at Design Stage C which sets out the cost targets for the main elements of a building, together with their approximate quantity and quality parameters. 2 OBJECTIVES (a) To describe, together with the outline proposal drawings, the chosen distribution of the resources within the budget to provide a balanced design to meet the client’s needs; (b) to set cost targets for the main elements so that, as the design develops, the targets can be checked and adjustments made so that the overall cost of the project is managed within the budget; (c) to provide the design team with controls which communicate the costs, quantity, quality and time parameters to be followed; and (d) to provide the opportunity for consideration of life-cycle costs.

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