What is the future for Early Contractor Involvement and Value Engineering post Grenfell?

Asked 1 week ago
2020-10-14 08:52:43
  • How should the industry now promote the benefits of Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) and value engineering (VE) in a post Grenfell world demanding improvements in quality throughout the whole chain of design and construction ?

  • How do we re-engineer the process of VE back to being a 'value' driven approach from what has largely become an exercise in finding cost savings?

  • In what ways should designers, cost consultants, contractors and specialist suppliers work together to gain a better understanding of the quality v cost conundrum?

  • Are we now entering an era where genuinely greater attention is paid to the whole lifecycle cost and quality of built assets and particularly to performance during operational use over their lifespan?