Table of Contents
Journal of Construction Engineering
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 8785129, 10 pages
Research Article

Cost Analysis of Precast and Cast-in-Place Concrete Construction for Selected Public Buildings in Ghana

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Building and Road Research Institute, Kumasi, Ghana

Received 23 May 2016; Revised 5 August 2016; Accepted 29 September 2016

Academic Editor: Eric Lui

Copyright © 2016 Richard Oduro Asamoah et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. CCANZ, 2014-15, Annual Report,
  2. N. William, Usability of textile reinforced concrete: structural performance, durability and sustainability [Thesis for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy], 2015.
  3. M. D. Rahim, S. Mohd, and H. N. Azam, “Construction cost comparison between conventional and formwork system for condominium project,” International Journal of Advanced Studies in Computer Science and Engineering, vol. 2, no. 5, pp. 19–25, 2013. View at Google Scholar
  4. A. Ashworth, Cost Studies of Building, Pearson Prentice Hall, London, UK, 5th edition, 2010.
  5. T. K. Chan, “Comparison of precast construction costs—case study in Australia and Malaysia,” in Proceedings of the 27th Annual ARCOM Conference, C. Egbu and E. C. W. Lou, Eds., pp. 3–12, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, Bristol, UK, September 2011.
  6. G. M. E. Cooke, “Behaviour of precast concrete floor slabs exposed to standardised fires,” Fire Safety Journal, vol. 36, no. 5, pp. 459–475, 2001. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  7. R. Chudley and R. Greeno, Building Construction Handbook, Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 7th edition, 2005.
  8. G. T. Williams, “Basic facts about concrete—design and constituents,” Structural Survey, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 53–57, 1983. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  9. G. Cudney, “Precast VS. Cast-in-Place-How do They Compare?” 2012/10 /precast_vs_cast-in-place
  10. V. O. Oparebea, Comparative cost analysis of precast and in situ concrete floor slabs in Ghana [M.S. thesis], 2015.
  11. E. A. A. Henin, Efficient precast/prestressed floor system for building construction [Degree of Doctor of Philosophy], The Faculty of the Graduate College at the University of Nebraska in Partial Fulfillment of Requirements, 2012.
  12. F. Giussani and F. Mola, “Precast and cast in situ slab system for residential buildings,” in Proceedings of the 31st Conference on Our World in Concrete and Structure, Singapore, August 2006.
  13. W. H. Mosely, J. H. Bungey, and R. Husle, Reinforce Concrete Design, Palgrave, New York, NY, USA, 5th edition, 1999.
  14. N. Dineshkumar and P. Kathirvel, “Comparative study on prefabrication construction with cast in-situ construction of residential buildings,” International Journal of Innovative Science, Engineering & Technology (IJISET), vol. 2, no. 4, 2015. View at Google Scholar
  15. T. Vaishali and A. Wagmare, “A study of cost comparison of precast concrete vs. cast-in-place,” International Journal on Recent and Innovation Trends in Computing and Communication, vol. 3, no. 11, pp. 6235–6238, 2015. View at Google Scholar
  16. M. J. Madan, Precast Concrete Construction, Survey Institute, West Bengal, India, 2012.
  17. C. K. McCormac and R. H. Brown, Design of Reinforced Concrete, John Wiley & Sons, 9th edition, 2014.
  18. Africa Association of Quantity Surveyors, Africa Association of Quantity Sureyors, Guide to Elemental Cost Estimating and Analysis of Building Works, Murray and Roberts, Skeen Blvd, South Africa, 2013,
  19. E. Osei-Tutu and T. Adjei-Kumi, “An evaluation of housing cost trends in Ghana for the period 1991—2008,” in Proceedings of the National Housing Conference, CSIR- Building and Road Research Institute, Kumasi and Ghana Institute of Architects, Accra, Ghana, October 2009.
  20. E. Lau and K. S. Yam, “A study of the economic value of high-rise office buildings in China strategic integration of surveying services,” in Proceedings of the FIG Working Week 2007, Hong Kong, May 2007.
  21. A. Kereshmeh and C. M. Eastman, “A comparison of construction classification systems used for classifying building product models,” in Proceedings of the 52nd ASC Annual International Conference Proceedings, Associated Schools of Construction, Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia, 2016.
  22. R. Flanagan and B. Tate, Cost Control in Building Design, Blackwell, Great Britain, UK, 1st edition, 1997.
  23. S. O. Dosumu and O. A. Adenugo, “Assessment of cost variation in solid and hollow floor construction in Lagos State,” Journal of Design and Built Environment, vol. 13, no. 1, 2013. View at Google Scholar