When Value Engineering is introduced on a project, it is most likely done because of budgetary reasons. However, Value Engineering isn’t always just about saving money; it can also be a time saver! Here are 5 ways Value Engineering can speed up your project.
1. Domestically Produced Product
It can be very time intensive if a product has been specified that requires international shipping. Most internationally made products will be shipped in a container by boat, and it can take weeks, if not months, for the shipment to arrive. Once it does, additional delays can occur in customs while the shipment is being cleared. If you swap to a domestically made product, it could have similar production time, but you can save weeks, if not months, on the shipping time.
2. Overstock Opportunities
If you are able to work with a Value Engineering partner that has direct access to Manufactures and Factories, there may be options to find overstock products that are ready to ship. Many products are custom made for big customers, and it is not unusual for products to be discontinued leaving large quantities of product on reserve that can be scooped up and shipped in a fraction of the time. One of the best parts of this scenario? This product can also usually be purchased at a reduced cost!
3. Production Options
Depending on the type of product that is being used on the project, there will be different production times required for delivery. These times can also be affected because of the amount of square footage needed and size of the production facility, but some products are able to be produced faster even in large quantities. For example: If a handmade glass tile has been specified for a project, there will be limitations on the production process and quantity that can be produced. There will likely be automated options that have a similar aesthetic but can be produced in a fraction of the time.
4. Installation & Product Changes
When products are initially specified, the things that are normally considered are: aesthetic, durability, and price. One thing that is not always addressed is the time of installation. There are multiple ways to address this and speed up the overall time of installation. For Example, if tile has been specified for the project, installation can be advanced by using a faster setting thinset, using a more advanced underlayment system (like Schluter Ditra), or using a leveling system (like that of Profilitec).
It is also possible to swap the type of product being installed. For Example, if tile has been specified, you could consider swapping to a Luxury Vinyl, which could be installed in a fraction of the time since it is a 1 step process for installation. Whatever your needs, South Cypress is available to help you find the best solution for your project.
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South Cypress specializes in value engineering solutions. We know your time is limited and it is our goal to have VE options for you in 24 hours. Want to see how we have helped other companies? Check out our Value Engineering page to learn more about how we have helped other companies and how we can help you on your next project.