PVC-U windows: value engineering and sustainability

A webinar that’s useful across many different sectors, our Value Engineering and Sustainability webinar provides answers to both architects and those in construction, exploring the many benefits of these processes. With this understanding, we aim to show how they can impact not only the efficiency of construction and architecture, but also the future of those industries.

The main goal of this CPD session is to demonstrate that value engineering does not mean using an inferior product with a lesser performance. Instead, it’s about reducing the overall cost of any given construction project, while still maintaining the highest possible quality.

If you want to find out more about the aim of value engineering in construction and architecture before you take our webinar, continue reading, below.

What is value engineering?

To break it down in its simplest terms, value engineering is all about eliminating any unwanted costs on a project, while still delivering on function and quality.

Typically, value engineering design is achieved by substituting materials and methods for cheaper and less time-consuming alternatives. These alternatives are chosen solely for their function, rather than any physical attributes, such as aesthetics.

For example, the difference between a premium smartphone and a standard one is a case of value engineering procedure at work. The premium smartphone might have a nicer screen or higher quality camera, but the functions of both devices are the same.

In this example, both products are fundamentally the same. They run the same applications, make the same phone calls, and take the same photographs. However, the standard smartphone was simply made using cheaper materials, offering manufacturers a cheaper, yet no less effective alternative. This cuts costs, which can benefit both the manufacturer and the customer.

What are the benefits of value engineering?

The main advantage of deploying a procedure is the ability to save money and adhere to previously agreed budgets. This is especially valuable for bigger or more ambitious projects that only have a small amount of funding.

The main aim is to improve the overall quality of the finished product. This is achieved by reducing costs and expenses across the board, leaving more money available to enhance a project and potentially increase its lifespan.

Furthermore, as it’s all about cutting out unnecessary materials and procedures, so it can be used to reduce waste on a project, too.

What’s an example of value engineering in architecture and construction?

There are many ways to implement manufacturability and value engineering in architecture and construction that improves the overall quality of a build.

Value engineering is a common practice within the construction industry, defined as a specific set of disciplined procedures that aim to optimise both initial and long-term value. A great example of this is with PVC-U windows.

This versatile material is a cheaper alternative to using timber or aluminium for window panes, reducing costs, while also being more durable and lower maintenance, improving the overall quality. This is a typical example of product design using value engineering successfully.

How do I start this Eurocell CPD webinar?

To start learning more about this webinar, fill out the CPD request form at the bottom of the page. A member of our team will get back in touch to offer more information, offering you a chance to ask any questions you may have.

We also have two other courses on offer, covering the sustainability of PVC-U and the past, present and future of PVCU. You can also head back to the CPD page to learn more about CPDs.

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