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.

Foundation options

  • Deep foundation - drilled pier
  • Driven pile soil treatment
  • Mat foundation
  • Spread footing

Structural Options

  • Metal frame
  • Wood frame
  • Concrete

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

Flooring options

Door types

Hardware levels

Exterior materials

Cabinet and countertop options

Windows specification and cost

Waterproofing systems

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