Office Buildings have entered a new era as high performance structures, with the benefit of an integrated design approach. This is achieved when projects apply life-cycle analysis which serves to optimize the initial investments. This does require that owners begin to embrace the reality that in order to optimize building performance, more needs to be invested upfront so that long-term maintenance costs can be reduced.
ARCOR-Inc. incorporates Value Engineering as a means to assess the performance-cost ratio. The cost of each design element and building component is assessed. If applied early, Value Engineering can allow for the consideration of alternative design solutions to optimize the value/cost ratio at the project’s completion. The goal of Value Engineering is to reduce the building costs over time, while optimizing results. In Construction Risk Profiling™ paying attention to ADA requirements and potentially vulnerable areas for construction defects as early as possible is always central for time and cost savings.