Design-Build Experience can Help Improve Value Engineering Solutions

The complexity of modern construction projects can make identifying costs and expenses more difficult. If these costs balloon out of control, the project can fail altogether. Contractors and developers use the value engineering methodology to ensure standards of quality are met without overpaying. When implemented properly, value engineering identifies alternative materials that are equally effective but cost less.

To maximize their effectiveness, McClure has combined the benefits of Value engineering with our extensive experience working within Design-Build systems. By centralizing every aspect of a construction project under our Design-Build team, we can improve collaboration and efficiency.

How Does Design-Build Experience Construction Projects?

Design-Build systems were created in response to the growing complexity of construction. More teams and more deadlines slow the process down. But a well-crafted Design-Build system can address some of these problems. McClure will maintain overarching responsibility for the project every step of the way, including:

  1. Pre-Construction Assessments
  2. Design
  3. Construction
  4. Post-Construction

Throughout each of these steps, McClure is managing communication and contracts between additional teams. There are lots of benefits to allowing engineers to draw on their Design-Build experience, such as:

  • Centralized management of deadlines: under Design-Build systems, McClure is keeping track of all project deadlines. Potential issues can be identified sooner and responded to more quickly.
  • Oversight on total project costs: poor communication between teams can result in project costs spiraling out of control. With Design-Build, we can monitor expenses across each team to make sure the project remains profitable and within budget.
  • Complete steps concurrently: uniting teams under a single entity can allow multiple steps in the construction process to be taken at the same time. This saves both time and money, especially when done earlier in the process.

How McClure Values Engineering Solutions

Cost-efficiency can be maximized by combining Design-Build systems with the methodology of Value Engineering. If Design-Build is the process we use, think of Value Engineering as the ultimate goal. We start as early in the process as possible to find every way to improve your project’s return on investment. Keep in mind that Value Engineering is about more than cutting costs; it’s about using top quality materials without overpaying.

McClure uses innovative tools and digital programs to assist with Value Engineering. With mathematical precision, we can help you find cost improvements during planning and analysis, drafting and schematic design as well as every other part of the process.

BIM and Other Digital Tools

Modern engineers work with intricate, digital tools like BIM, Revit and Rhinoceros 3D. McClure uses these tools to create 3D models of buildings or their composite systems like plumbing and HVAC. These programs can accomplish huge design and analysis tasks in minutes, something that would take even experienced engineers much longer to do.

McClure can also help design tests for specific aspects of your project. For example, if you think using a different material can help your project save money, we can help design a test capable of confirming your suspicions. Once the quality is confirmed, we’ll help make sure the material is implemented wherever it can offer similar benefits.

Design-Build Experience can Help Improve Value Engineering Solutions

The complexity of modern construction projects can make identifying costs and expenses more difficult. If these costs balloon out of control, the project can fail altogether. Contractors and developers use the value engineering methodology to ensure standards of quality are met without overpaying. When implemented properly, value engineering identifies alternative materials that are equally effective but cost less.

To maximize their effectiveness, McClure has combined the benefits of Value engineering with our extensive experience working within Design-Build systems. By centralizing every aspect of a construction project under our Design-Build team, we can improve collaboration and efficiency.

How Does Design-Build Experience Construction Projects?

Design-Build systems were created in response to the growing complexity of construction. More teams and more deadlines slow the process down. But a well-crafted Design-Build system can address some of these problems. McClure will maintain overarching responsibility for the project every step of the way, including:

  1. Pre-Construction Assessments
  2. Design
  3. Construction
  4. Post-Construction

Throughout each of these steps, McClure is managing communication and contracts between additional teams. There are lots of benefits to allowing engineers to draw on their Design-Build experience, such as:

  • Centralized management of deadlines: under Design-Build systems, McClure is keeping track of all project deadlines. Potential issues can be identified sooner and responded to more quickly.
  • Oversight on total project costs: poor communication between teams can result in project costs spiraling out of control. With Design-Build, we can monitor expenses across each team to make sure the project remains profitable and within budget.
  • Complete steps concurrently: uniting teams under a single entity can allow multiple steps in the construction process to be taken at the same time. This saves both time and money, especially when done earlier in the process.

How McClure Values Engineering Solutions

Cost-efficiency can be maximized by combining Design-Build systems with the methodology of Value Engineering. If Design-Build is the process we use, think of Value Engineering as the ultimate goal. We start as early in the process as possible to find every way to improve your project’s return on investment. Keep in mind that Value Engineering is about more than cutting costs; it’s about using top quality materials without overpaying.

McClure uses innovative tools and digital programs to assist with Value Engineering. With mathematical precision, we can help you find cost improvements during planning and analysis, drafting and schematic design as well as every other part of the process.

BIM and Other Digital Tools

Modern engineers work with intricate, digital tools like BIM, Revit and Rhinoceros 3D. McClure uses these tools to create 3D models of buildings or their composite systems like plumbing and HVAC. These programs can accomplish huge design and analysis tasks in minutes, something that would take even experienced engineers much longer to do.

McClure can also help design tests for specific aspects of your project. For example, if you think using a different material can help your project save money, we can help design a test capable of confirming your suspicions. Once the quality is confirmed, we’ll help make sure the material is implemented wherever it can offer similar benefits.

WHERE WE MAKE AN IMPACT

 

McClure can help you make the most of CFS and other efficient materials.

WHERE WE MAKE AN IMPACT

 

  • Licensed in 48 States plus D.C.
  • Engineer of Record Architectural Services
  • Full Building Systems Designed with Cold-Formed Steel (CFS)
  • Complex CFS Framing with Radiused Surfaces
  • Reinforced Concrete including Precast and Prestressed
  • Storm Shelters and Hardened Structures
  • Specially Designed CFS Roof and Floor Open Web Trusses
  • Non-Bearing CFS Cladding and Wall Systems
  • Historic Rehab and Repurposing
  • Blast and Progressive Collapse Resistant Structures (D.O.D.)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Structural Services
  • Value Engineering Solutions including Design Build Experience
  • Special Analysis – Vibration, Instrumentation, Testing, High Seismic, etc.
  • Structural Evaluations, Insurance and Property Assessments
  • Peer Reviews and Expert Witness
  • Modular and Prefabrication Design