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Olympic Associates
Value Management and Training

The Challenge
Complete a Value Engineering/Analysis workshop that would strive to meet the needs and program issues for the Palmer Alaska School District and bring the project back into the available dollars allocated for the new Houston High School.

The Process
Bluewater, working with Olympic Associates and other consultants, completed a three-day Value Engineering workshop to identify potential changes to the project that might provide better value. Bluewater's VE team member was tasked with the evaluation of the civil elements of this challenging project. A job site visit was conducted in which extensive photographs were taken and interviews of the Architect and school officials were completed. One of the key requirements was to maintain the alignment of the building in relation to the sun, recognizing it's ability to provide light and ancillary heating in this Northern climate.

The Results
Under the current design, the new high school was to be constructed partially below ground on a hillside site. Based on the conclusions of the workshop, Bluewater completed a cost and design review with the recommendation that the school be relocated approximately one hundred feet away from the hillside, which decreased the construction costs by $750,000, yet still provided the same service and quality.

For more information on how Value Engineering/Value Analysis or Value Management can help your firm, see the SAVE, the Value Engineering Society's web site.

For more information on our offerings, see our Value Management and Training pages.

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