## UNIT COST IN PLACE VS UNIT COST

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### UNIT COST IN PLACE VS UNIT COST

Is there a difference in these cost estimating terms?

Per google: The Unit-in-place Method is a cost-estimating method in which the total building cost is estimated by adding the unit costs for the various building components. This sounds like the elemental (ASSEMBLIES AND SUBSYSTEMS) method that happens in Schematic design.

However, I know programming involves UNIT COST system.

Can someone clarify, I am so confusedd!
tammy2329

### Re: UNIT COST IN PLACE VS UNIT COST

it's quite confusing.

i ran into the same problem and likely selected the wrong answers---I think the exams use diferent terminology than what the study materials show---also, I believe each region/state uses their own terminology.

I'll post something---I am in the middle of researching the same.
kerzzo

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### Re: UNIT COST IN PLACE VS UNIT COST

I think its a terminology issue. Its definition matches the subsystem method mentioned in Ballast pg 3-11, as well as the diagrams.
Check out the diagram on this website https://www.allbusiness.com/barrons_dic ... 395-1.html
Anob

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### Re: UNIT COST IN PLACE VS UNIT COST

Anob- sounds like the elemental (assemblies and subsystems) method... which is Schematic Design, right?

tammy2329

### Re: UNIT COST IN PLACE VS UNIT COST

The methods are similar but keep in mind "Unit Cost In Place" is done in the pre-design phase to determine land value. So there are added components to add such as replacement or add improvements cost. Check out "cost approach" method in either kaplan or ballast. Hope this helps.
Anob

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### Re: UNIT COST IN PLACE VS UNIT COST

Anob, where does it say unit cost in place is pre-design? Thank you!
tammy2329

### Re: UNIT COST IN PLACE VS UNIT COST

Tammy,

Sorry for taking so long to respond. Unit Cost in Place is a land or existing structure appraisal method which is typically done before the programming and design phase.
Anob

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### Re: UNIT COST IN PLACE VS UNIT COST

No problem, thanks Anob~!
tammy2329