What is Value Engineering . . . .

 

and how can it save on construction costs?

Value Engineering reviews structural and framing design options to optimize the use and application of standard and readily available materials and components. This review will guarantee the most cost efficient design possible without sacrificing structural integrity and function. For example, since standard lumber is only available in two foot increments, it would not make sense to design a floor or roof system which calls for a clear span of 16 feet 2 inches. This design would require the purchase of more expensive 18 foot lumber, and each joist or rafter would need to be cut by nearly 2’. This creates considerable and costly waste in both materials and labor. By fine-tuning the design with Value Engineering, the home owner will save on construction costs!

 

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