Part 3: Value Engineering in Aquatic Systems

Drew Tubb, Sr. Aquatic Systems Engineer

Workshop – As presented at the AALSO 2014 Symposium

Drew Tubb leading the Value Engineering Workshop at the AALSO 2014 Symposium

Drew Tubb leading the Value Engineering Workshop at the AALSO 2014 Symposium

In the construction industry, the value engineering (VE) phase of project development typically occurs as projects move from their initial design to the construction documentation phase.  Within the world of aquatic systems, we have found that many interpret value engineering exclusively as an exercise in which aspects of a project are cut to lower the bottom line cost.  In reality, the true purpose of value engineering is to fundamentally improve the overall value of the project.  Below will discuss areas to consider which increase system function without increasing dollars spent, or decrease dollars spent without sacrificing overall system functionality.

IAS presented a workshop at the AALSO 2014 Symposium in Las Vegas, providing an abstract of Value Engineering to workshop participants.  Below is a flipbook of the slideshow presentation given.  Of course, additional commentary was given on each slide, so you cannot get the full effect of the workshop just from viewing the slideshow alone; however, it will give you a broad spectrum view of Value Engineering. (if you click the little screen icon on the left side of the navigation bar under the flipbook, it will open to full screen, then simply double click the page to make the viewable area larger, double click again to show navigation bar so you can flip pages, etc…)



Drew Tubb brings 18 years of experience in the operation, construction and design of aquatic systems and continues this series of articles discussing Value and Aquatic Life Support Systems Technology. Drew can be reached at

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