Value Engineering

Value Engineering


Value engineering is a process meant to optimize the resources available without compromising the quality of the building. Unfortunately, it has become a cost-cutting practice that can compromise the building and sometimes result in higher costs for the owner. This is especially true when it comes to substituting plastics for cast iron.

A study of plumbing engineers found that 61% of value engineering requests they received were not in the client’s best interest. To aid in the decision-making process, here are a few resources that can help you decide whether to use cast iron or plastic pipe and fittings. These tools can also be used to help protect the engineer’s specifications.

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Value Engineering Considerations

Plumbing design professionals, building owners, and developers frequently face tremendous pressure to reduce building costs on commercial projects. Use this guide to compare the capabilities of cast iron and PVC systems.

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