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Today, everyone is looking to save on construction costs. Construction company C.W. Driver Cos. uses a value engineering strategy to save costs for all construction projects without sacrificing on design or quality of the property. Value engineering starts before ground breaking, when builders can work with developers to find out where costs can be curbed. Some of these methods include polished concrete flooring, standing seam metal panels in place of aluminum composite metal panels, and vinyl windows.

“In a market with ever-increasing labor and construction costs, pricing is unpredictable,” David Amundson, project executive at C.W. Driver Cos., tells GlobeSt.com. “We take a target value approach for all of our clients but particularly for higher education facilities. If you tell us what the program is that you are trying to accomplish, we will figure out a way to get you there. When we make many of these changes, no one will know the difference in the end product except for the people behind the scenes. Ultimately, we are trying to find avenues to get the end user a better value for the same program that they are after.”

Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Borland is a freelance writer and editor living whose work has appeared in such publications as Travel + Leisure, Angeleno and Riviera Orange County.

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