Applications Of Design Intent In Value Engineering
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J.M. De La Garza & P. Alcantara, Jr.
Applications of design intent in value engineering J.M. De La Garza & P. Alcantara, Jr. Department of Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech, ABSTRACT The increasing complexity of building facilities highlights the need for improved communication among the numerous Architecture-Engineering-Construction (AEC) participants involved in a single project. The AEC industry implements value engineering programs not only to improve the life cycle cost effectiveness of these projects, but also to improve the communication of design intent among the project participants. This paper briefly describes the design intent and value engineering concepts from the point of view of the AEC industry. Emerging computer technologies such as computer-aided design and artificial intelligence are necessary in the implementation of the coupling of these two concepts. This coupling improves the efficiency of the value engineering process. The paper also presents a prototype computer-aided value engineering