Tom Gilmartin discusses the importance of understanding the difference between cutting costs and value engineering
Big Project ME
Tom Gilmartin, Business Development Manager at ALEC FITOUT features in Big Project ME where he outlines the challenge of educating the local construction market about value engineering and explains the benefits of a structured approach. “It takes time, considerable resources, experience and high levels of trust between all project stakeholders to provide a high-quality value engineering solution for the client team.”. It is very easy for contractors and client teams to abuse the value engineering process by cost cutting and demanding unobtainable target budgets, or submitting inferior products and materials, this affecting quality or design integrity.