Value-design and Value-Engineering
LDA provides cost and quality controls for every project that we serve.
We approach cost control and value engineering as conscious parts of the design effort.
We believe that every project should enjoy the benefits of efficient and economical
design and engineering for all building systems.
LDA works closely with construction professionals to create an accurate budget that
is monitored during the entire course of a project. To effectively prevent after-the-fact
cost cutting, we recommend constant cost review from the earliest stages of design.
Cost information is a design tool that should be used in parallel with other design
devices. We have had considerable experience in design-build construction contracts,
design-assist construction, and negotiated bid projects that have been successfully
completed under this philosophy, for the entirety of our long history.
The control and balance of quality is an integral part of managing the
cost of any project. It is convenient to downgrade the quality of any product or
assembly that may be used on a project, but the project will be forever adjudged "cheap"
by that one glaring weak element. LDA considers the balance of quality to be more
important. The deliberate calibration of the entirety of a project to meet a uniform
level of quality is essential. As the budget is established early, so too is the level
of quality. This is another benefit of early and constant cost monitoring.