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VE Makes a Big Splash in Alabama

Thursday, January 1, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Joseph Sapp
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Value Engineering helps the little guys too

There’s a lot going on in Pell City, AL. The Honda plant, a new industrial park, expanded residential areas the recently built veteran’s nursing home and the new hospital.

But if you’re under 12, there’s nothing more exciting than the new splash pad that the city will open next year. It hasn’t always been a sure thing. The original budget was too much for the growing city and Council members struggled to bring it under control.

By applying a rigorous value engineering approach, costs for the 32-feature splash pad were reduced by about $250,000. That allowed those responsible for balancing the city’s budget to feel much better about giving the project the green light and completion is expected in early 2016.

Value engineering isn’t only for major projects. Small municipalities across the country are hanging on to their fiscal responsibility while still finding ways to deliver the amenities and services their citizens want and need.

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