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Value Engineering: From “Nice-to-Have” to Necessity

August 13, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

free to members

What is value engineering? The exploration of alternative design variations geared towards optimizing projects while still maintaining compliance with local/federal state rules and regulations. Effectively: the pursuit of maximizing client ROI.

Why aren’t all projects optimized? Scheming multiple alternative designs is laborious and expensive. Each design iteration is an all-hands-on-deck exercise.

Why is value engineering now becoming essential? Short term: due to COVID, budgets are tighter. Long term: innovation in the construction industry is steadily enabling a more digital, parametric rendering of construction projects. We are moving away from manually passing information from one tool to another. This paves the way for automated pipelines where we can ingest models, iterate over several design alternatives, and easily maximize client ROI.

Want to learn more? Join Ryan Stecher, Associate Partner at JBB; Mark Miller, Director of Specificiers and Segments at Schneider Electric; and Matt Ohlman, Chief Technology Officer at Shadow Ventures for a deep dive into the ways value engineering has gone from “nice-to-have” to a necessity on every project. Walk away with a clear understanding of how technology can be leveraged to streamline processes and allow for data-based decision making.

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This is for you if you are a…. Specifying engineer, MEP, Project engineer, or Project architect

About the speakers:

Mark Miller – Responsible for driving growth of new business within the US Businesses Units -Power Energy Management with consulting engineering firms, and channel operations.  In addition I lead the software and tools and training for the US Energy Management business unit. I work to identify opportunities for business expansion, develop and manage relationships and accounts that contribute to business success for the entire Schneider Electric organization. My current position is directly accountable for leading and managing the Consulting Engineer segment and program management resources as well as the virtual Expert on Demand (EOD) team. In conjunction, I lead the new formation of the Channel Operations team for Power Products. Versed in planning, leading, and solving situations and objectives utilizing skills in strategy. Proficient in solution selling and marketing of products and services to high-level decision makers in the, Industrial, Energy, and IT markets, managing customer relationships, leadership, sales teams, and revenue growth. I was hired in 2013 with Schneider Electric as the Director of Water Segment –Water/Wastewater Segment Director – US Industry Business Unit. In this role, Mark lead the marketing and sales efforts for Schneider Electric in the Water Segment. He managed marketing, pre-sales engineering and business development personnel specifically working in the water wastewater market segment. The segment team was responsible for the strategy and overall financial performance across all divisions of Schneider Electric within the Water Market Segment.Before coming to Schneider, I worked with Eaton and before that with Ingersoll-Rand in various sale, marketing and management roles.

Ryan Stecher – Ryan Stecher serves as an Associate Partner at Jaros, Baum & Bolles. Mr. Stecher has served as a Project Manager on a wide range of projects, including medical centers, commercial office developments and exhibition spaces. A few of Mr. Stecher’s notable projects include the development of critical systems and infrastructure upgrades for several cultural institutions such as the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the Malcolm X Theater and the new Whitney Museum of American Art, all in New York. Mr. Stecher has also contributed to several large-scale corporate office projects, including the L’Oreal USA corporate headquarters in New York; the Amaranth Group corporate headquarters in Connecticut and the Zurich North America headquarters. He also developed numerous healthcare facilities, including the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia University in New York and the North Shore University Hospital Emergency Room Expansion in Manhasset, New York. Mr. Stecher earned his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New York and a LEED Accredited Professional.

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