As part of our preconstruction services we thoroughly analyze the project requirements with the goal of identifying Value Engineering opportunities. We provide cost comparisons on alternative structural, plumbing, heating, electrical systems, and architectural assemblies. Following is an outline of components that we investigate.
- Deep foundation - drilled pier
- Driven pile soil treatment
- Mat foundation
- Spread footing
- Metal frame
- Wood frame
Individual unit metering versus vertical stack plumbing design
Bath venting options
Analysis of various heating options
Analysis of emergency power back-up options
Floor and wall assembly options to meet sound and fire requirements, etc.
Interior and exterior finish alternates
Cabinet and countertop options
Windows specification and cost
Anything that has possible alternate ways of being done is explored to be sure the owner can make sound decisions based on cost, durability, quality and warranty factors