Value Engineering is all about optimization. It includes optimization of the design and specifications in order to reduce the construction and operational costs, increase lifecycle of various systems and enhance quality of the systems. Value Engineering can be applied to all aspects of construction including civil, electrical and mechanical disciplines.
In MEP Value Engineering, neither quality nor objective are compromised. The VE expert reviews the design keeping the design intent in mind and finds out unwanted systems or devices which add to the cost but do not contribute to improve client’s experience.
A typical example of Value Engineering is to reduce the transformer and switch gear ratings to meet maximum demand of a load instead of installing an oversized one. This does not mean that VE is just reducing or removing systems.
The most important part of any Value Engineering is to ensure that the client gets the same or better experience after the process at a reduced cost.
Anybody who wants to complete their project within their budget can opt for Value Engineering. At Livisis we have the expertise to review your design or requirements and propose changes Electrical and Mechanical systems including but not limited to the following :
Bus bar ducts
Fire alarm systems
Low current systems
The process starts with reviewing the client’s available design or requirements. The proposed design is verified against local authorities’ requirements and client’s requirements. If a design is not available, our team prepares a checklist based on the local authority requirements, industry standards and the project objectives. Once the list is ready, the next step is to trim the existing design by removing potentially wasteful parts or prepare a design avoiding unnecessary systems.
One can go for Value Engineering at any time of the project. But the best time is before the design finalization. This is the spot where you can achieve maximum results.
In a residential building, hotel, mall, commercial building or industrial unit, MEP systems requires considerably large spaces. If you start VE process in the initial stages, the MEP spaces can be reduced to the minimum by optimizing the equipment sizes. The spaces saved in this way can be utilized to create useful income generating units.
Value Engineering and cost saving are two different processes. cost saving is one of the objectives of Value Engineering. If the value Engineering is left to a typical Electrical and Mechanical contractor , they concentrate on cost savings only. A VE expert does not believe in just offering the lowest price and misguiding the client.
Livisis, an electrical and mechanical contractor in Dubai follows proven VE principles to achieve client’s requirements within the budget by identifying unwanted components hiding in the design and removing them without affecting the functionality of the systems.