True Value Engineering is not scope reduction. It is finding ways to meet the Architect’s and Consultant’s entire design intent and all of the Owner’s priorities in a cost efficient way. LCL Builds seeks more cost effective ways to meet the overall design requirements, resulting in savings to the project.
The most productive Value Engineering is early in design, using our detailed early estimate. Early identification of opportunities minimizes any impact to the design schedule.
Another key is that with LCL Builds’ experience with development, marketable ideas can be emphasized through proper design and costing, such as the way the kitchen is laid out. Conversely, hidden, less value added items such as the way the electrical is designed, can be maximized for cost efficiency. Throughout Value Engineering the perceived quality of the final product can be maintained or possibly improved and the construction costs can be minimized.