BESPOKE TALK Series: A more impressive way to incorporate building cost and massing

Updated: Nov 15

As you begin the early stages of designing your dream home, one of the first things you'll need to think about is the building cost and massing. This refers to the overall size and shape of the structure, as well as the materials you'll be using.

Everyone who has ever built a house or even renovated an existing one understands that planning is crucial. It's simple to overspend and get a result that doesn't meet your needs if you don't know how much money you have to deal with. Because of this, any construction project should start with a rough estimate of how much it will cost.
 

The parametric approach can be used to optimize different design options. It is a powerful tool that can help to quickly assess the impact of different design decisions on the cost of the project. For example, the parametric approach can be used to study the impact of changing the dimensions of the building on the cost.


There are a number of benefits to using parametric modelling for budget estimation. Firstly, it provides a way to compare different options for building setbacks. This is helpful as it means that the potential impact of each option can be seen clearly. Additionally, parametric modelling can help to identify any potential problems with a design before it is finalized. This is important as it can save time and money in the long run.


BUILDING MASS COST ANALYSIS

What is Building Mass Cost Analysis?

The Parametric Building Mass Cost Analysis is a tool that can be used by project managers to identify the building form as early as the pre-design studies with the project budget as the main consideration. It is based on the principle that the cost of a project is a function of the number of parameters that are set during the pre-design phases of the project. This is also used to determine the number of stories and the optimum height of each story for multi-floor buildings. The project manager can control the cost of the project by controlling the number of parameters that are programmed.


This program only takes into account the following things when figuring out the project's building mass:

  • building setbacks

  • number of stories

  • floor height

These parameters directly affect the budget whenever they are adjusted.

How does Building Mass Cost Analysis work?

Parametric Building Mass Cost Analysis works by establishing parameters that are directly proportional to the project cost (based on cost per sqm of floor area) during the feasibility study. The budget for each parameter is then tracked throughout the project. If the project manager feels that the project is going over budget, they can then make adjustments to the parameters to keep the project cost within the budget. This will help to keep the project on track and within budget.

What are the benefits of Building Mass Cost Analysis?

There are several benefits to using parametric setback budgeting. First, it provides a clear and concise way to track project costs. Second, it enables the project manager to adjust the budget as needed. Finally, it helps to ensure that the project stays within budget.

The parametric approach is a powerful tool that architects can use to figure out the best way to design different things. It is a helpful tool that can be used to quickly assess the impact of different design decisions on the cost of the project. Additionally, parametric modelling can help to identify any potential problems with a design before it is finalized. This is important as it can save time and money in the long run.
 

Ar. Neil John Bersabe

Ar. Ariel Jules Phillip Guillermo

Lead Architects


John Michael Jalandra

Content Writer

 

BERSABARC Design Studio 2022



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