Value Engineering

At ECS, we want to provide the solutions your construction team needs to complete projects successfully. Within our geotechnical service offerings, we provide value engineering to aid in project development and reduce overall costs. Our professionals are dedicated problem-solvers, and they thrive in assessing building sites and determining the most effective, cost-efficient approaches.

Explore our value engineering services and why you can benefit from them for your next project.

At ECS, we want to provide the solutions your construction team needs to complete projects successfully. Within our geotechnical service offerings, we provide value engineering to aid in project development and reduce overall costs. Our professionals are dedicated problem-solvers, and they thrive in assessing building sites and determining the most effective, cost-efficient approaches.

Explore our value engineering services and why you can benefit from them for your next project.

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What Is Value Engineering?

Value engineering is a systematic approach to providing the functions needed for a project at a lower cost. The goal of value engineering is to arrive at a project’s desired result without spending the originally projected amount. This concept evolved from General Electric policies implemented during World War II when saving money was paramount.

Product value comes down to two elements — function and cost. When function and cost are a ratio that represents the value of the product, you can increase value by either improving function or decreasing costs. Ultimately, value engineering increases the value of your project.

Value engineering services are valuable in construction projects because staying within budget is usually a top priority in these scenarios. In fact, projects may not even be approved until they are within budget. While cost is always a factor, construction projects often represent critical infrastructure, and quality cannot be sacrificed for the sake of saving money.

Value engineering finds ways to reduce costs without disrupting function. Project outcomes can fulfill their role as expected and operations can meet budgetary restraints.

What Is Value Engineering?

Value engineering is a systematic approach to providing the functions needed for a project at a lower cost. The goal of value engineering is to arrive at a project’s desired result without spending the originally projected amount. This concept evolved from General Electric policies implemented during World War II when saving money was paramount.

Product value comes down to two elements — function and cost. When function and cost are a ratio that represents the value of the product, you can increase value by either improving function or decreasing costs. Ultimately, value engineering increases the value of your project.

Value engineering services are valuable in construction projects because staying within budget is usually a top priority in these scenarios. In fact, projects may not even be approved until they are within budget. While cost is always a factor, construction projects often represent critical infrastructure, and quality cannot be sacrificed for the sake of saving money.

Value engineering finds ways to reduce costs without disrupting function. Project outcomes can fulfill their role as expected and operations can meet budgetary restraints.

engineer monitoring habitat

When to Use Value Engineering Services

Construction teams can turn to value engineering services for any project as long as they have professionals in this arena to support the process. Strategic cost-cutting can apply to surface testing, failure analysis, seismic design and much more.

The best time to use value engineering is when a project’s budget is strict and challenging to work with. With the help of value engineers, your team can achieve its goals physically and monetarily. 

Using value engineering services during the planning stages of your project will yield the best results and cost savings. Applying these services early will have the smallest impact on your undertaking’s timeline, and it is easier to implement changes before processes begin.

When to Use Value Engineering Services

Construction teams can turn to value engineering services for any project as long as they have professionals in this arena to support the process. Strategic cost-cutting can apply to surface testing, failure analysis, seismic design and much more.

The best time to use value engineering is when a project’s budget is strict and challenging to work with. With the help of value engineers, your team can achieve its goals physically and monetarily. 

Using value engineering services during the planning stages of your project will yield the best results and cost savings. Applying these services early will have the smallest impact on your undertaking’s timeline, and it is easier to implement changes before processes begin.

engineer monitoring habitat

Work With ECS for Value Engineering Services

ECS provides geotechnical consulting services to assist the design team with cost-effective and practical solutions. If potential problems are identified during the design phase of a project, ECS works with our clients to evaluate innovative alternatives and cost-saving solutions. ECS’s use of “value engineering” techniques often produces practical and economical foundation solutions such as changing deep foundation systems (driven piles for example) to conventional shallow spread-footing systems, or increasing the bearing capacity to reduce the size of conventional spread-footings. ECS’s use of value engineering has saved our clients millions of dollars on projects throughout the Region.

Comprehensive services include:

  • Subsurface Explorations:Understand the soil and materials present on your building site to make informed decisions about your building process
  • Geophysical Testing: Gain a more intensive assessment of your site’s surface and make more cost-efficient decisions for your project
  • Foundation Design Recommendations: Create a detailed plan for your foundation to support your building structure
  • Mass Grading Considerations: Identify the best approach to mass grading your construction site with reduced time and labor
  • Slope Stability and Retaining Walls: Strategize retaining wall placement to stabilize sloping soil
  • Dewatering and Pavements: Improve dewatering strategy for pavement development
  • Failure Analysis: Collect and analyze data to determine the origins of a failure and develop cost-efficient solutions for recovery
  • Deep Foundation System Load Tests: Support building loads with deep foundations designed for different surface conditions and soil types
  • Value Engineering Review: Benefit from an overall review of your project process to determine areas where you can reduce costs without compromising function
  • Soil/Materials Specifications: Learn about soil characteristics and make material selections based on soil behaviors
  • Seismic Hazard Analysis: Determine the maximum earthquake magnitude for a given project based on design specifications
  • Seismic Design Criteria/Interpretation: Implement the appropriate designs to withstand seismic activity in given areas

Work With ECS for Value Engineering Services

ECS provides geotechnical consulting services to assist the design team with cost-effective and practical solutions. If potential problems are identified during the design phase of a project, ECS works with our clients to evaluate innovative alternatives and cost-saving solutions. ECS’s use of “value engineering” techniques often produces practical and economical foundation solutions such as changing deep foundation systems (driven piles for example) to conventional shallow spread-footing systems, or increasing the bearing capacity to reduce the size of conventional spread-footings. ECS’s use of value engineering has saved our clients millions of dollars on projects throughout the Region.

Comprehensive services include:

  • Subsurface Explorations:Understand the soil and materials present on your building site to make informed decisions about your building process
  • Geophysical Testing: Gain a more intensive assessment of your site’s surface and make more cost-efficient decisions for your project
  • Foundation Design Recommendations: Create a detailed plan for your foundation to support your building structure
  • Mass Grading Considerations: Identify the best approach to mass grading your construction site with reduced time and labor
  • Slope Stability and Retaining Walls: Strategize retaining wall placement to stabilize sloping soil
  • Dewatering and Pavements: Improve dewatering strategy for pavement development
  • Failure Analysis: Collect and analyze data to determine the origins of a failure and develop cost-efficient solutions for recovery
  • Deep Foundation System Load Tests: Support building loads with deep foundations designed for different surface conditions and soil types
  • Value Engineering Review: Benefit from an overall review of your project process to determine areas where you can reduce costs without compromising function
  • Soil/Materials Specifications: Learn about soil characteristics and make material selections based on soil behaviors
  • Seismic Hazard Analysis: Determine the maximum earthquake magnitude for a given project based on design specifications
  • Seismic Design Criteria/Interpretation: Implement the appropriate designs to withstand seismic activity in given areas
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Contact Us for More Information

The ECS team has a diverse range of experience with many soil types, complex ground conditions and design challenges. We approach value engineering processes with eagerness to provide solutions you can trust. Our goal is to deliver excellent service, regardless of project scope, so you can count on us as your partner through the planning phase.

Reach out to us today to learn more about our capabilities. 

Contact Us

The ECS team has a diverse range of experience with many soil types, complex ground conditions and design challenges. We approach value engineering processes with eagerness to provide solutions you can trust. Our goal is to deliver excellent service, regardless of project scope, so you can count on us as your partner through the planning phase.

Reach out to us today to learn more about our capabilities. 

Contact Us