For each value study undertaken, Arcadia Chandra International’s multi- disciplined team experts established a close liaison with the project owner and the designer to ensure that information relating to the subject of study is correct and appropriate, and that the results of the value study are in the owner’s best interest. Constant and open communications ensures dramatic savings to the owner.
Management of Value Engineering & Analysis Studies are under the leadership of a Certified Value Specialist (CVS) with extensive expertise. A key to developing a meaningful proposal is to use an experienced multidisciplinary team that was not involved in making the original decisions. This approach brings an objective design enhancement which implements a “Total Quality Control” approach.
When faced with significant legal, financial, or contractual problems, owners invariably seek second opinions before making major decisions. In such cases, the structured and proven V.E. Methodology is reinforced by Arcadia Chandra International with the analysis of Bid-ability and Constructability to form a value enhancement process.
The Bid-ability Analysis consists of analyzing the design conflicts and the contract form with the objective of achieving a project delivery with fewer problems at a lower cost. This involves analysis of all Bid Documents including Contracts, Technical Specifications, General Provisions and Drawings to identify all areas of conflict and to check for proper forms of the contract. The results will be clear and concise, thus preventing any ambiguities during the Bid Phase, reducing potential disputes or misinterpretations during the Construction Phase and minimizing the potential for claims due to incomplete, conflicting, or improperly formatted Design Documents.
The primary objective of the Constructability Analysis is to provide the optimum integration of construction knowledge and experience in planning, engineering, procurement and field operations to achieve overall project objectives in the most efficient manner. This involves analysis of the Contract Documents relative to discovering impractical construction elements. Analysis of time, methods and design details are all integrated.
BENEFITS OF VALUE ENHANCEMENT PROCESS
The combination of Value Engineering, Bid-ability Analysis and Constructability Analysis will provide an enhanced program which will most effectively and efficiently bridge the gap between the design and construction phases. The implementation of this dynamic approach will provide tremendous cost savings, minimize conflicts and ensure a smoother project life cycle.