Why has there been increasing interest in the Progressive Design Build (PDB) project delivery method? What is PDB? And why is PDB being heavily promoted by companies that provide Design-Build (DB) services? In both DB and PDB the owner contracts with a private entity to design and build the project.
Scope Creep on a Project is Bad: – True or False? It depends! For the Client/Customer, it is bad if there isn’t enough budget or it’s an unwelcome surprise, or it could be good if it adds value to the project. For the Consultant/Provider, it could be good as it adds to the value o
How do you know what your customer/client really wants before you start work on their project? Just saying you always meet with the client at the start of the project sets a low bar. Often, they are clearer about what they don’t want than knowing what they do want. Just hearing their demands a
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Transcription: Gordon Culp: So what is Value Engineering? That’s what I’d like to spend the next few minutes talking about. VE is basically a review of a project carried out by a multi-discipline team working together in a multi-day workshop to look for ways to increase the value of a pr
Transcription: I’m Gordon Culp. I’m a professional engineer with 50 years experience in water and waste water treatment. I’ve written, or co-authored, ten books and over 70 published papers. So sometimes, I get calls from an attorney looking for a water or wastewater treatment expe
Successful Value Engineering (VE) studies save project costs that are 10-20 times the cost of the study. For example, the Hampton Roads Sanitation District has found savings average 17 times the cost of the VE studies conducted on the designs of several of its wastewater treatment facilities. So wha