In construction projects, the concept of value engineering allows a contractor to suggest alternatives to materials, equipment, or even as design professionals we can save the owner money in up-front or long-term maintenance costs. Early involvement of value engineering will also simplify the construction process, thereby reducing the chances of construction errors and unexpected costs.
Design-build is a construction project delivery system where, in contrast to "design-bid-build", the design and construction aspects are contracted with a single entity known as the design-build contractor. This system is used to minimize the project risk for an owner, lower cost and to reduce the delivery schedule by overlapping the design phase and construction phase of a project.
Renovate or Replace?
Experience has shown that it’s generally less expensive to alter and rehabilitate an existing facility rather than build a new one. Of course, many older bleachers are in poor condition and don’t meet existing needs. The challenge is to determine whether preserving the character of the current bleacher seating can be accomplished efficiently and cost effectively to meet current safety codes.