1. Reduction of Costs
Any aspect of construction that involves functions with high production or installation cost can benefit from value engineering. We can reduce the cost of MEP without compromising quality or objectives of the building owner. This can be done by using different approaches, varying methods and different materials.
For example, the systems and construction method used for MEP may be outdated or old. In such cases, we can suggest improved methods and modern systems to provide benefits for both the contractor and the building owner. By adopting the suggestions derived from value engineering, we can improve quality through a more economical solution.
2. Reducing errors and deficiencies in construction drawings
Quality of project drawings goes a long way to impact the quality of construction, including MEP systems. Designs which have errors can have negative consequences and are not suitable for application. On the other hand, projects with zero or minimal mistakes generate positive effect and are apt for application.
It's imperative that you need to ensure a quality drawing before you applying them in construction. We review and scrutinize every project drawing so that you can reduce errors and make way for accurate construction. Our team uses advanced computer solutions to prevent mistakes from the start so that your systems and architecture turn out to be efficient.
One method to cut errors is using 3D designing. The computer solutions can accommodate material and unit definitions to generate quantity lists automatically. You know the right amount of materials to be used before the start of the project, ensuring zero mistakes.
We also ensure that your project uses the most economical sizes and systems and make corrective changes to the project drawings. The optimized construction methods also bring down cost and increase value. Alternate designs can also improve the layout and design of the MEP systems.
3. Fast execution of the project
Value engineering helps you to enjoy economic benefits by ensuring project completion before time, thereby reducing costs. We compare the cost of job acceleration with reduced general cost to determine if your project can benefit from early completion.
Costs can also be saved by ensuring the project kicks off earlier. We can finish our value engineering and redesigning before schedule, helping you to start your work early on. Our value engineering also doesn't involve any aesthetic changes, which makes room for speedy construction.
4. Quality Improvement
Quality and value share a one-on-one relationship. One of the most important goals of value engineering is to retain or maximize the quality of the original project. Some people confuse value engineering with cost cutting, but that is not the case. A properly value-engineered project never compromises on quality- on the contrary, it enhances or retains the quality through alternative approaches and construction methods.
Value engineering also improves the functionality of the project to create an efficient building with high usability.
5. Energy savings
Value engineering also paves the way for energy reduction along with cost savings. The approach can make energy-efficient buildings with a reduction of 20% to 25% in energy consumption.
One of the most significant areas of savings is oversized MEP systems. Oversized systems create a range of problems involving inefficient layout and consolidation of systems. Many times the systems are not designed based on local climate and market conditions. Such systems can't maintain the humidity level effectively and also impact the structural and architectural aspects.
Oversized systems also need more room, increased space for pipes and ducting- all of which are unnecessary. Value engineering can identify these problems and provide the correct course of action for energy and cost savings.