Height and construction costs of building in Hong Kong

Picken, David and Ilozor, Ben D. 2003, Height and construction costs of building in Hong Kong, Construction management and economics, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 107-111.

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Title Height and construction costs of building in Hong Kong
Author(s) Picken, David
Ilozor, Ben D.
Journal name Construction management and economics
Volume number 21
Issue number 2
Start page 107
End page 111
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2003-02
ISSN 0144-6193
Keyword(s) building
Summary The majority of buildings in Hong Kong come into the multi-storey category. The conventional wisdom of construction economics suggests that the cost of construction per square metre increases as buildings become higher. This paper summarizes earlier research on the subject and adopts a descriptive approach to present investigations into the cost-height relationship of buildings constructed in Hong Kong. Initial findings seem to suggest a different situation in Hong Kong - arguably the epitome of a 'tall' built environment. Possibly, there are factors concerning the design economics of tall buildings that are specific to those urban locations where they are more common. This point would suggest that a different set of criteria should be applied in the judgement of how height affects cost depending on the context and commonality of tall buildings in the location under consideration.
Language eng
Field of Research 120299 Building not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2003 Taylor & Francis Ltd
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30002031

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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