We often carry out independent technical design reviews of other civil engineer’s design work to ensure consistency with applicable design standards and to understand whether any areas of the design can be value engineered to bring about cost, time or health and safety improvement.
We are often asked to carry out value engineering design reviews by contractors to inform their tender submissions when bidding for design and build contracts (RIBA 4 & 5 stages). We often identify tweaks or changes in design strategy which can be adopted leading to large construction savings. This allows our clients to submit their bids with a cost saving edge when compared to their competitors, many of which do not sufficiently interrogate tender package / planning strategy information and accordingly, generate non competitive bids.
Items we typically address when carrying out our value engineering reviews are as follows;