When you’re developing a new project—be it civil, municipal or otherwise—you want to save time, money and manpower as much as possible. Not only is it good business, but in most cases it just doesn’t make sense to spend extra money only to achieve the same result.
That’s where value engineers come in—they can help you decide how best to achieve your goals while expending only the most necessary assets. At Mason & Associates, we offer top-quality value engineering services in Idaho that can help streamline your project requirements from start to finish. Read on to learn more about what this entails.
What is value engineering?
Think of value engineering as a problem-solving tool—it evaluates the cost and quality of a service, tool or other aspect of a project and weighs your options. If it sounds like hiring an expert to see where you should spend money and where you can save it, you’re not far off, although there’s a bit more to the process than that—it strives to maximize function while minimizing your cost.
You won’t always save money with value engineering—if you wanted to cut corners, you could do that on your own, and potentially end up with an unstable or low-quality project. It is, however, an excellent way to evaluate whether a cost-cutting technique will ultimately be worth it, or whether it will endanger the integrity of the project.
How can value engineering help me?
Value engineering usually happens in the initial planning stages, before ground is broken and construction begins. This means that it will never hurt to have a value engineer analyze your project and see where you can cut costs—it won’t affect your project’s overall schedule, and likely will not require an additional redesign after construction is underway.
In addition to saving time and money in the long run, value engineers can also pinpoint areas where you may want to use environmentally friendly or recycled resources, as well as how to lessen any negative impact your project could have on the community.
Value engineering covers cost, sustainability and also maintainability or life-cycle considerations, meaning that consulting with them at the start of your project can give you a better idea overall about what your project will require, even after construction has finished. It’s an excellent tool to stay on top of every possible consideration.
Value engineering in Idaho
No matter the size or scope of your civil engineering project, Mason & Associates can provide value engineering help in Idaho. We have over three decades of experience helping develop and oversee construction projects throughout the region. We’ll help you identify exactly where you can cut costs without sacrificing quality, as well as where we would recommend not doing so. Our work spans industrial, medical, municipal, retail and other areas, so we’re confident we have the expertise to help you. Call us today to get started on your project with a consultation. We look forward to working with you soon.