Undergraduate
Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
Architecture
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DESIGN ECONOMICS

Course CodeSemester Course Name LE/RC/LA Course Type Language of Instruction ECTS
MIM0215 DESIGN ECONOMICS 3/0/0 DE Turkish 4
Course Goals
Explaining the potential of decisions taken about architectural design and practice, from the economical, rational and professional ethics points of view. Giving information to the students about cost terms used in building projects (Initial Investment Cost, Operational Cost, Life Cycle Cost) and informing architects about design parameters defined by planning and design solutions.
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Special Requisite(s)
Instructor(s) Professor Esra BOSTANCIOĞLU (Bu ders, bu dönem açılmamıştır)
Course Assistant(s)
Schedule
Office Hour(s)
Teaching Methods and Techniques Lecture, student presentations and discussion, exam.
Principle Sources BOSTANCIOĞLU, E., (1999), “Ön Tasarım Evresinde Maliyeti Etkileyen Faktörler ve Faktörlere Dayalı Bir Maliyet Tahmin Modeli”, Yayınlanmamış doktora tezi, İ.T.Ü. Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü.
ÇIRACI, M., 1996. Konutlarda Maliyet Tahmini İçin Bir Model, T.C. Başbakanlık Toplu Konut İdaresi Başkanlığı, Konut Araştırmaları Dizisi-6, Ankara. KRAENTZER, K. R.,1962. Konut İnşaatlarında Yapı Maliyetine Etkiler, (Çev. Cemal Yarar), İmar İskan Bakanlığı Mesken Genel Müdürlüğü Sosyal Araştırma Dairesi, Ankara. DURMUŞ, A.,1994.Sinanoba,Eryaman(1. Etap) Konut Tiplerine Dayalı Standart İnşaat Sınıfları Açısından İç Bitirme Ve İç Donatı Elemanlarının Konut Maliyetlerine Etkisi, Y. Lisans Tezi, İ.T.Ü. Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü, İstanbul. Emlak Vergisi Beyanname Düzenleme Rehberi, 1994. T.C. Maliye Bakanlığı, Ankara. DETERS, K., 1982(Haziran). Wirtschaftlich Bauen, Auswirkungen Von Planungsmassnahmen Die Baukosten, Aus Der Bauforschung Für Die Baupraxis,Heft 6, 423-427. PİŞİRCİ, E., DİNÇ, T., DEMİRKAN, H., 1986. Toplu Konut Kat Adedi-Maliyet İlişkisi, Tübitak Yapı Araştıma Enstitüsü, Rapor No: h122, Ankara. BATHURST, P. E., BUTLER, D.A., 1982. Building Cost Control Techniqes And Economics,2nd Edition, William Heinemann Ltd., London. SEELEY, I. H.,1986. Building Economics, 3rd Edition, Macmillan Education Ltd., Great Britain. FERRY, D., BRANDON, P., 1986. Cost Planning Of Buildings, 5th Edition, Collins Professional And Technical Books, Great Britain. BELFIELD, D., EVEREST, 1977(1 Haziran), Initial Cost Estimating, The Architects’ Journal , 1037-1042. BRANDON, P. S., MOORE, R. G., MAIN, P.R., 1985. Computer Programs For Buılding Cost Appraisal, Collins Professional And Technical Books, Great Britain. RAFTERY, J., 1991. Principles Of Building Economics, An Introduction Oxford BSP Professional Book, London. KILLINGSWORTH, R., 1988. Cost Control In Building Design, R. S. Means Company Inc., Construction And Consultants & Publishers, U.S.A.. Means Unit Price Estimating Methods, 1993. Standards & Procedures For Using Unit Price Cost Data, 2nd Edition, R.S. Means Company, U.S.A.. Means Building Construction Cost Data, 1994. 52nd Annual Edition, R.S. Means Company, U.S.A.. COX, B. J., HORSLEY, F. W., 1996. Square Foot Estimating Methods, 2nd Edition, R.S. Means Construction Consultants & Publishers, U.S.A.. BLEDSOE, J. D., 1992. Successful Estimating Methods, R.S. Means Construction Consultants & Publishers, U.S.A.. SCHAFFLER, G., 1978. Planungsökonomische Informationen Für Ein Gebaudetypbezogenes Kostenermittlungsverfahren Kenforschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH, Karlsruhe. SCHAFFLER, G., 1977(15 Aralık). Das Planungsökonomische Informationssystem- Ein Gebaudetypbezogenes Kostenermittlungsverfahren, Bauwirtschaft, Heft 50, 2259-2263. BAUER, M.,1998. Parametric Cost Estimating Model For Buildings, AACE International, U.S.A..
AKÇALI, Ü., 2011. 2011 Yılı İnşaat Birim Fiyat Analizleri, Ankara.
Other Sources
Course Schedules
Week Contents Learning Methods
1. Week Intoducing the content of the course Oral presentation
2. Week Concept of economics Oral presentation
3. Week Design stage as an information and decision stage and main decisions of design stage Oral presentation
4. Week Decision models for main decisions of design stage and information for decision models of design stage Oral presentation
5. Week Building initial investment cost Oral presentation
6. Week Building operation and life cycle cost Oral presentation
7. Week The methods used for cost estimation and calculation beginning from initiation stage and conseqently in planning, design, construction and operation stages Oral presentation
8. Week The methods used for cost estimation and calculation beginning from initiation stage and conseqently in planning, design, construction and operation stages Oral presentation
9. Week Midterm exam Exam
10. Week Cost planning and control of economic building design Oral presentation
11. Week Factors effecting building cost Oral presentation
12. Week Factors effecting building cost Oral presentation
13. Week Applications about cost calculation and cost comparison for different stages of design Student presentations and discussion
14. Week Applications about cost calculation and cost comparison for different stages of design Student presentations and discussion
15. Week
16. Week Final exam Exam
17. Week
Assessments
Evaluation tools Quantity Weight(%)
Midterm(s) 1 30
Homework / Term Projects / Presentations 1 20
Attendance 1 10
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-1Knowing of finance and building economy
LO-2Knowing of decision models; theory and practice intelligence
LO-3Knowing of the components that form building costs
LO-4Knowing, valuing and using of cost opinions and calculus methods
LO-5Knowing and using of cost planning control
LO-6Knowing of the factors that affect the building costs
LO-7Valuing of the financial, building economy, cost control studies
Course Assessment Matrix:
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