Value Engineering is Not Just Second-Guessing the Design Team
The VE program is an integral part of the overall project delivery process and is not a separate activity designed to “second-guess” the design team or School District. The application of VE by CSG is scheduled to promote timely, efficient and effective delivery of value advice.
Not Just a Cost-Cutting Exercise
CSG does not apply VE as a simple cost cutting process at the expense of required functions or features. CSG VE reporting is based on realistic measures of effectiveness, first and life cycle cost savings, and value improvement. VE is not intended to serve as an instrument for project scope/budget reconciliation. Using VE for this purpose compromises both the integrity of the VE process and the accountability of the Design team to meet the project budget.
Value Engineering is a Continuous Process
For maximum effect, CSG provides VE services beginning early in the Conceptual Design process, continuing through Schematic Design with the formal review occurring at early Design Development and culminating with Construction Documents if necessary.