To us, the straight omission of an enhancement or finish would not be considered value engineering. Our approach is an organized process of identification and elimination of unnecessary costs...not performance or features.
Often it is the subtle changes, such as finding a way to achieve the same goal using two construction trades instead of three, that makes Value Engineering so effective.
W | A Associates has the experience required to recognize those areas that can be simplified, streamlined, or better designed, in order to save our clients money without compromising the overall quality of the project.
Our technical architects, engineers, and construction experts review the design drawings and details (when available), and provide feedback, red marks, information, and specifications pointing to and alleviating issues relating to design decisions, material choices, construction processes, and assembly conflicts that may hinder the process or budget. We then provide detailed or basic recommendations aimed at aiding designers and builders reduce costs and improving their work product.
design and technical requirements have been reviewed and coordinated, we can produce
recommendations, reports, specifications, necessary details or Construction
Documents for bid and permit. We can also perform Construction Phase
Services to ensure the accurate performance of the construction per those
Depending on the nature of the project,
the following tasks may be performed during the value engineering process: