When the St. Paul Saints baseball team opens its 2015 season it will be in brand new CHS Field. And when the first pitch is thrown, value engineering will have played a role in successful completion.
Paul Johnson of NTH Inc., the city of St. Paul’s owner’s rep on the project tells how the executive offices had originally been designed on the second floor. “We had some budget issues and some unused ‘entombed’ space down on the service level, and we thought, why not save the costs of all that structure, all that steel, all that exterior skin, and put them in there?”
By combining design-build construction with the value engineering process, the design and construction team kept a very tight schedule and budget in line and made changes possible on the fly.
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