Value Engineering (“V.E”) is where a general contractor, such as the lowest bidder, or an experienced cost estimator to assist the architect with design changes aimed at cost reduction. This process is often referred to as value engineering
Redline Design specializes in value engineering(“V.E”) which is as an organized effort directed at analyzing designed building features, systems, equipment, and material selections for the purpose of achieving essential functions at the lowest cost consistent with required performance, quality, reliability, and safety.
In the design phase of building development, properly applied value engineering considers alternative design solutions to optimize the expected cost ratio of projects at completion. Value engineering elicits ideas on ways of maintaining or enhancing results while reducing total costs.
In the construction phase, contractors are encouraged through shared savings to draw on their special 'know-how' to propose changes that cut costs while maintaining or enhancing quality, value, and functional performance.
RedLine Design takes it a step further by integrating VE items directly into working drawings in preparation of As Built documents.