What is value engineering?

Value engineering is most easily defined as increasing, or upholding, the quality of a project without increasing costs. If you’re an engineer or contractor, you’ve likely heard the term tossed around on the jobsite.


3 reasons you can’t afford to ignore value engineering 

1.  It’s not just about cutting costs.

The goal of value engineering is to ensure the customer receives full value for every dollar spent on the project. If you cut costs, but you lose your overall quality, that’s a downgrade. And that’s definitely not what you want for your business.


2.  If you do it right the first time, you’ve created yourself a template.

If you do your research, crunch some numbers and utilize experts on your team to come to a conclusion on reducing costs and keeping your quality high, you can use that same method on future projects. It may take more effort in the beginning, but you’re saving your brand and improving your customers’ experience.


3.  Your customers will notice

If you can sit down with your customers and explain how you are giving them the highest possible quality service and also saving them money, you’re in good shape. It’s just smart business.


To learn about a real-world value engineering example, read the article titled, “The benefits of value engineering” on page 42 of the November issue of Contractor Magazine.


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If you’re a contractor or engineer, find an Uponor sales rep who knows a thing or two about value engineering.