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Paper w78-2008-3-04:
COST DATABASE SYSTEM APPLIED TO REFURBISHMENT OF SOCIAL HOUSING IN BRAZILIAN CONTEXT

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Se_rgio Leal Ferreira, Guilherme Kazuhisa Tanabe

COST DATABASE SYSTEM APPLIED TO REFURBISHMENT OF SOCIAL HOUSING IN BRAZILIAN CONTEXT

Abstract: In Brazil, low income people havenít a good way or help to preview the budget to their projects, especially concerning to build or refurbish their houses. Moved by this lack of opportunity, this paper describes briefly the work carried out to give to this public a system prepared in Internet basis which help them to calculate more precisely the necessary funds to implement this kind of investment.Some questions emerge: How to communicate data to the Database System related to the planed build or related to the changes desired to be applied in a house existed? The Database System needs to keep cost data of new constructions and data of refurbished constructions since the costs are very different due to the different nature of the job? How to update costs of lots of items turning the system reliable?These and other critical questions will be answered along this work and we hope that, starting from a small and specific problem we spread the possibilities of this system, reaching a level of having real helpful tools. Reaching this level, the material produced can turn a seed of more complete and helpful systems.Computational technological support of the purposed system will be IFC, PHP and MySQL.

Keywords: IFC, Building Cost, Building Budget, Building Modeling

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