Value Engineering

Here’s a quickie overview from Wiki on Value Engineering, a recommendation we hope soon will be discussed by our school district’s Facilities Planning Committee as regards upcoming school construction.

Also called value analysis, VE is a structured process of gathering and evaluating information about goods and services in terms of function and cost with an eye to increasing value by either improving the function or reducing the cost (for example, by finding an acceptable substitute).

This would not leave much room for, “This is the way we’ve always done it.” I like.