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Mercer Island, WA 98040
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Value (Engineering) Analysis - Complete

In addition to authorizing project design work, the Council also directed City staff and the design team to conduct a “value engineering” analysis for the project. (Staff were later informed that the term used in the industry now is “value analysis” or “VA”.)

Project Manager Dave Breen (Vanir Construction Management) solicited proposals from three VA firms. Two firms responded and, as required by state law, both firms were listed on the City’s A&E Consultants Roster. Meng Analysis was selected for the VA work for a cost of $26,308 (plus reimbursable expenses) on the basis of qualifications, experience, ability to meet the schedule and remain within budget. An additional $6,000 was authorized for Meng to conduct a life cycle cost analysis of two competing mechanical systems. The adopted Project Budget includes at total of $80,000 for VA work and Constructability Review. (The latter work occurs just prior to bidding.) The remaining $47,000 (approx.) will be available for other project expenses such as Construction Management. The VA work began with a “kick-off meeting” on September 16th including the Design Team, key (technical) city staff and project management personnel. Meng Analysis’ team then undertook a very intense three and one-half day process of identifying cost savings opportunities for the project. The VA team were not asked or expected to evaluate each cost saving proposal for their impacts on local programs and functions, or their relationship to local Building, Fire or Design Codes. As is typical for VA studies, only a portion of the proposals (ideas) for costs savings can be implemented once codes and functions are considered. City technical staff and the Design Team met on September 29th to evaluate the VA proposals for incorporation into the project design. Of the suggested VA items that were provided as options, approximately $513,000 are now being considered as potential cost savings ideas in the Design Development Phase.

The main areas of savings are:
  • Reduction of Program circulation and kitchen SF by 1800 sf saving approximately $247,000.
  • Site savings of $50,000 through reduction of plantings and paving types and drainage modifications.
  • Architectural and Structural modifications totaling $161,000.
Mechanical and Electrical modifications totaling $55,500 In addition to the cost savings ideas, the VA team reviewed the Project Budget and construction cost estimate adopted by the Council. The VA Team concluded that the budget was reasonable and adequate given the design details known at this time. They did not see a likelihood of needing additional funds at the time of bid award.

 

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