The value engineering study of this 58,231 SF, two-phase, new building included a three story building divided into two wings. The structure is pile supported with concrete floors, and has a roof superstructure with round columns and concrete shear walls.
This study offered opportunities for lowering project cost; specifically noting foundation systems, building structural systems, mechanical equipment locations, building footprint, and site electrical systems as areas where significant costs may be reduced.
MENG Analysis developed $5,751,000 worth of cast saving proposals.
Key proposals included:
Reuse of demolition materials for fill in lieu of structural support
Constructing the building out of steel in lieu of concrete
Changing curtainwall to storefront at the main lobby
Reduction in scope of the gray water system
Allowing additional HVAC control systems to reduce overall cost
Alternative lighting controls using low voltage switching
Changing the south building to a double loaded corridor