Value Engineering Service

At W | A Associates, Value Engineering Services aim to find ways to cut unnecessary costs without affecting important design elements, building finishes, function, performance or durability.

To us, the straight omission of an enhancement or finish would not be considered value engineering. Our approach is an organized process of identification and elimination of unnecessary costs...not performance or features.


Often it is the subtle changes, such as finding a way to achieve the same goal using two construction trades instead of three, that makes Value Engineering so effective.

W | A Associates has the experience required to recognize those areas that can be simplified, streamlined, or better designed, in order to save our clients money without compromising the overall quality of the project.

Our technical architects, engineers, and construction experts review the design drawings and details (when available), and provide feedback, red marks, information, and specifications pointing to and alleviating issues relating to design decisions, material choices, construction processes, and assembly conflicts that may hinder the process or budget. We then provide detailed or basic recommendations aimed at aiding designers and builders reduce costs and improving their work product.

Once the design and technical requirements have been reviewed and coordinated, we can produce recommendations, reports, specifications, necessary details or Construction Documents for bid and permit. We can also perform Construction Phase Services to ensure the accurate performance of the construction per those details.


Depending on the nature of the project, the following tasks may be performed during the value engineering process:

  • Preparing and administering maintenance programs

  • Forecasting expenditure flows

  • Advising on cost limits and preparing budgets

  • Advising on Cash Flow Forecasting

  • Advising on Life Cycle Costing

  • Cost Analysis

  • Cost benefit Analysis

  • Estimating

  • Evaluating alternative designs

  • Undertaking feasibility Studies

  • Investment Appraisal

  • Evaluating construction work (cost planning purposes only)