Making Value Engineering Easier with Construction Cost Data

Originally Aired June 13, 2019

Value engineering is a pain. Nobody wants to do it, but sometimes it’s necessary to land a project or maximize a client’s budget. Design professionals dread the process, but with the right tools, value engineering can be less painful. Often, value engineering is done without up-to-date, detailed construction cost data that can make a big difference in the process and the results. Learn how utilizing accurate construction cost data can enable you as a design professional to value engineer with more confidence and fewer headaches.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the frustrations and challenges that come with value engineering.
  • Explore strategies and tactics for easier value engineering.
  • Align construction cost data with design professionals’ goals and interests.
  • Discuss short- and long-term benefits of utilizing construction cost data.

Company Profile:

RSMeans data from Gordian is North America’s leading construction cost database. A dynamic collection of data points actively monitored by experienced Cost Engineers, RSMeans data is used by construction professionals to create budgets, estimate projects, validate their own cost data and plan for ongoing facilities maintenance. Localized, accurate and complete, RSMeans data is the construction industry standard.

Jason Takeuchi
Ferraro Choi and Associates
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Andrew Hawkins
Hawkins Architecture
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Brian Adams
Facilities Engineer
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