Value engineering is an invaluable tool for those daring enough to pursue new commercial construction in today’s economic conditions. Big or small, achieving the best relationship between value and cost is necessary to making a project workable and profitable today.
According to Joseph Freeno, president of The Alliance Group based in Calif., value engineering is not a standard service practice of the construction industry, but going the extra mile to find ways to reduce costs, finish before schedule and deliver the highest quality product possible has kept him in business, despite the fact that it cuts into his profit margin.
Using value engineering, Freeno’s team recently helped Gordon Trucking modify the underground infrastructure of their new operating center in Lathrop, Calif. These changes saved Gordon Trucking thousands of dollars, which they applied toward expanding the project another 4,000 square feet. This is second consecutive project Freeno has constructed for Gordon Trucking.