You’ve selected the site, made your plans for excavation, and the blueprints have been drawn up. All that’s left to do is to find a quality excavation company to clear and grade your lot, and a quality construction contractor to carry out the plan. But is it ever really that simple?

According to the U.S. General Services Administration, value engineering is defined as “an organized effort directed at analyzing designed building features, systems, equipment, and material selections for the purpose of achieving essential functions at the lowest life cycle cost consistent with required performance, quality, reliability, and safety” (gsa.gov).

In short, the GSA recommends that all contractors involved in a project share their collective experience and know-how to find ways to meet (or exceed) the standards of the project at the lowest overall cost.

At Garrett Excavating, we’re firm believers in value engineering for our clients. We’re always happy to work with you and all of your team to find ways to improve on your design, and lower building costs.This usually doesn’t mean making massive changes, but finding small ways to do things a little different and more efficient during every phase of your project, from excavation, to site development, to concrete.

We’re particularly interested in making sure that your construction blends in seamlessly with its surroundings, and is minimally invasive with its natural surroundings. When value engineering is done correctly, you can count on Garrett bringing in your project on time, and under budget. You can also count on your facilities to be well-constructed, and with a reduced carbon footprint.

When you take a good look at all of the benefits of value engineering, it just makes good sense. Our team at Garrett Excavating will work with you to develop a plan, and then dispatch our fleet of state-of-the-art satellite driven excavation equipment to clear and grade your land and build your project to your specifications. We will then work with you and your team to develop the site. We know that a properly graded site is an important part of quality construction, and at Garrett, your satisfaction is always guaranteed. To learn more about value engineering, click here, or give us a call at (501) 520-5200.