An Investigation of Value Engineering Techniques Application in Green Concrete Industry

  • Mohammad Ahmad Fares Yasin


The key factors of building construction materials are optimal cost, efficiency and consistency. Major searches for strategies to increase the value of sustainable buildings have been inspired by the evolving needs of building owners. Methods that have been developed so far have not comprehensively discussed building sustainability results, such as overall quality control, quality feature deployment or management by purpose. The focus of the research was to establish methodologies for value engineering that can be used to enhance the construction of tangible sustainability outcomes. The aim was to build a modern model of value engineering and validate the new approach with a case study of green concrete mix construction. Value engineering and cost control are also intended at cost reduction, but there is a crucial distinction in these approaches. Performance Engineering is technically focused, where development is oriented to cost reduction. By avoiding needless costs, Value Engineering aims at practical cost efficiency; it requires multi-discipline team action, and implements inventive and imaginative value maximization strategies. The best mix of all tested methods and strategies in the management process is used by Value Engineering. Therefore, performance engineering is potentially of greater significance than attempts at cost control.