VALUE ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION
WE AT VJA CONSTRUCTION FEEL THAT VALUE ENGINEERING SHOULD BE MUCH MORE THAN JUST SIMPLY AN EXERCISE IN COST REDUCTION.
Our team will take the time to research each and every aspect of your building. We will gather the information necessary to make informed decisions and quantify the value of each suggestion.
- Cost Reduction: Such as a more affordable option for a product which may or may not be an equal in quality. Sometimes eliminating or modifying elements not essential to required functions.
- Maintenance: We will look at the building through the eyes of a building engineer or maintenance team. This option could potentially reduce maintenance costs over the life of the building and add elements that achieve required functions of the final project that may not have been included in the project plan.
- Value Add: Offering products of higher quality which may cost more, but will improve the value and/or performance of the project. We can attain this by changing various elements of the project improving quality or performance to meet more desired levels established by the owner.
VJA Construction uses value engineering throughout the design process to accomplish cost reduction, maintenance forecasting and added value by:
- Information gathering — an initial briefing by the project team to develop an understanding of the project requirements and design, the status of the budget and schedule, and constraints.
- Functional analysis — examination of the project’s functional requirements within budgetary limitations, to enhance understanding of why the project is being built and what the final result should be.
- Creativity/brainstorming — developing and listing ideas and options for value engineering, keeping in mind the functional requirements of the project.
- Analysis — expanding the creative ideas into workable solutions, evaluating their impacts and costs, and ranking them in terms of cost, feasibility, and value received.
- Recommendation — presentation of the value-engineering proposals, expected savings, and value results in a formal report.