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Course CodeSemester Course Name LE/RC/LA Course Type Language of Instruction ECTS
Course Goals
Emphasizing the potential of decisions taken about architectural design and practice, from the economical, rational and professional ethics points of view. Giving information to the architects about cost terms used in building projects (Initial Cost, Operational/ Occupational Cost - Life Cycle Cost).
Ability to identify, choose and apply the methods used for cost estimation and cost calculation beginning from initiation stage and consequently in planning, design, construction, operation stages. Informing architects about design parameters defined by planning and design solutions, effecting initial cost and operation/occupation cost.
Informing cost control methods such as Cost Limit-Cost Analysis-Cost Planning, and their conditions of use, during design stage.
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Special Requisite(s) The minimum qualifications that are expected from the students who want to attend the course.(Examples: Foreign language level, attendance, known theoretical pre-qualifications, etc.)
Instructor(s) Professor Esra BOSTANCIOĞLU
Course Assistant(s)
Schedule Thursday, 11:00-13:00, Amfi Z-B-2 (Section 01) Thursday, 14:00-16:00, Amfi Z-D-2 (Section 02)
Office Hour(s) Prof.Dr. Esra Bostancıoğlu, 2.C.07
Teaching Methods and Techniques Lecture, practice by case study and exam.
Principle Sources Bostancioglu, E. (2015). Maliyeti Etkileyen Faktörlere Dayalı Bir Maliyet Tahmin Modeli, Turkiye Alim Kitapları, Istanbul, ISBN: 978-3-639-67416-3. Sey, Y., Orhon, I., v.d. (1986). Bina Maliyeti Ders Notları. İTÜ Gemi İnsaat Fakultesi Ofset Matbaasi. Gözü, S.U. (1995). Inşaat Metraj ve Keşif Işlemi. Bilim Yayınları. Akcalı,U.;. (2018). 2018 İnşaat Birim Fiyat Analizleri I. Safak Matbaacilik San.Tic.Ltd.Sti, Ankara. Akcalı,U.;. (2018). 2018 İnşaat Birim Fiyat Analizleri II. Safak Matbaacilik San.Tic.Ltd.Sti, Ankara. Akbiyikli, R. (2008). Inşaat Yonetimi Metraj ve Maliyet Hesaplari.Birsen Yayinevi.
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Course Schedules
Week Contents Learning Methods
1. Week Introduction of the course: Aim-Content-Method Oral presentation
2. Week Concept of cost, economy and rationalism and investigation of these concepts for entrepreneur, contractor, and society Oral presentation
3. Week Approach of life cyle cost: Initial investment cost, operating cost, repair and maintenance cost Oral presentation
4. Week Cost-affecting factors in enterprise and planning phase Oral presentation
5. Week Cost-affecting factors in design phase Oral presentation
6. Week Cost-affecting factors in design phase Oral presentation
7. Week Cost-affecting factors in tender, costruction and utilization phase Oral presentation
8. Week Construction cost estimation and calculation methods Oral presentation
9. Week Cost calculation method with construction items Oral presentation
10. Week Midterm exam Exam
11. Week Method of Ministry of Public works, application Application
12. Week Method of Ministry of Public works, application Application
13. Week Method of Ministry of Public works, application Application
14. Week Cost Management and Value Engineering- MSc. Architect Bengu Yogurtcu Seminar
15. Week
16. Week Final exam Exam
17. Week
Evaluation tools Quantity Weight(%)
Midterm(s) 1 30
Quizzes 1 10
Homework / Term Projects / Presentations 1 20
Final Exam 1 40

Program Outcomes
PO-1Critical Thinking: Ability to inquire, use abstract ideas to interpret information, consider diverse points of view, reach well-reasoned conclusions.
PO-2Communication: Ability to use appropriate representational media to transmit essential formal elements at design process.
PO-3Investigation: Ability to gather, record, apply, and comparatively evaluate relevant information within design processes.
PO-4Design: Ability to reproduce the design information in the creative thinking process, to reach new and original results through universal design principles such as sustainability and accessibility.
PO-5World Architecture: Understanding world architecture in terms of their historical, geographical and global factors.
PO-6Local Architecture / Cultural Diversity: Understanding the architectural formations and samples of a geography through its historical and cultural context. Understanding the divergent canons of cultural values, behavioral, social and spatial patterns.
PO-7Cultural Heritage and Conservation: Understanding of conservation discourses and methods, and the subjects of cultural heritage, conservation awareness, environmental concerns and ethical responsibility.
PO-8Sustainability: Ability to design projects by using the information regarding the natural and built environment to reduce the undesirable environmental impacts on future generations through means.
PO-9Social Responsibility: Understanding of the architect’s responsibility about protecting the commonweal, having respect for historical/cultural and natural resources and improving the life quality.
PO-10Nature and Human: Understanding of the relationship between human, the natural environment and the design of the built environment.
PO-11Geographical Conditions: Understanding the relationships of site selection, settlement and building design by considering the cultural, economical and social properties as well as the natural characteristics such as soil, topography, vegetation and watershed.
PO-12Life Safety: Understanding the basic principles of security and life-safety systems in the conditions of natural disasters, fire, etc. through building and environment scales.
PO-13Structural Systems: Understanding of the basic principles of structural behavior in withstanding gravity and lateral forces and the evolution, range, and appropriate application of contemporary structural systems.
PO-14Environmental Systems: Understanding the principles of physical environmental systems’ design such as lighting, acoustics, climatization and the use of appropriate performance assessment tools.
PO-15Building Envelope Systems: Understanding of the basic principles involved in the appropriate application of building envelope systems and associated assemblies.
PO-16Building Service Systems: Understanding of the basic design principles of building service systems such as plumbing, electrical, vertical transportation, security, and fire protection systems.
PO-17Building Materials and Assemblies: Understanding of the basic principles utilized in the appropriate selection of construction materials, products, components and assemblies, based on their inherent characteristics and performance, including their environmental impact and reuse.
PO-18Integration of Building Service Systems: The ability of assessing, selecting and integrating the structural, environmental, security, envelope and service systems of the buildings for building design.
PO-19Programming and Evaluation: Ability to prepare and evaluate an architectural project program by considering the public benefits in regards of client and user needs, appropriate examplers, space and equipment requirements, financial limitations, site conditions, relevant codes, laws and design principles.
PO-20Comprehensive Project Development: Ability to produce a comprehensive architectural project that demonstrates to make design decisions across various scales.
PO-21Considering Building Costs: Understanding the fundamentals of building construction and use costs.
PO-22Architect-Client Relationship: Understanding of the responsibility of the architect to elicit, understand, and reconcile the needs of the client, owner, user groups, and the public and community domains.
PO-23Collaboration: Ability to work in collaboration with others and in multidisciplinary teams to successfully complete design projects.
PO-24Project Management: Understanding of the methods for competing for commissions, selecting consultants and assembling teams, and recommending project delivery methods.
PO-25Practice Management: Understanding the basic principles in the architectural practice processes like financial management, business planning, quality management, risk management, discussion and reconciliation.
PO-26Leadership: Understanding of the techniques and skills architects use to work collaboratively in the building design and construction process and on environmental, social, and aesthetic issues in their communities.
PO-27Legal Rights and Responsibilities: Understanding of the architect’s responsibility to the public and the client as determined by regulations and legal considerations involving the practice of architecture.
PO-28Professional Practice: Understanding and fulfillment of employer and intern rights and responsibilities for development of profession.
PO-29Ethics of Profession: Understanding of the ethical issues involved in profession regarding social, political and cultural issues in architectural design and practice.
Learning Outcomes
LO-1To have knowledge about the basic principles of finance and building costs, as part of appling and using design projects. (knowledge)
LO-2Evaluating and getting to know the factors effecting the costs in building application process. (ability)
LO-3Evaluating and to get knowledge about calculation and estimation methods of building costs in building application process. (ability)
LO-4Using the calculation and estimation methods of building costs as part of appling and using design projects. (competence)
LO-5Documenting and identifying a project technically, and analyzing the building; on the purpose of analyzing and application. (competence)
LO-6To get knowledge about cost planning and control. (knowledge)
Course Assessment Matrix:
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