Moss Construction Cost Management Inc staff have a long history of organization and participation in formal Value Engineering and Cost Benefit Analysis workshops.
In the wake of hurricane Katrina, a number of structures and facilities require replacement on Ship and Horn Islands, a few miles off the Mississippi coast. These include visitor services, ranger quarters and research stations. The shallow anchorages, historic and wilderness status of the islands adds to the challenge of the remote location for this project. Presented with a number of potential design solutions, it was necessary to perform a cost benefit analysis to determine optimize expenditure for the project. A three day workshop involving all stakeholders considered the various options and generated a number of ideas for which “live” cost estimates were required. MossCost staff participated in the workshop and produced these estimates along with a number of “what if” scenarios. This ability contributed to the overall success of the study such that a firm recommendation as design approach was possible at the end of the three days. image source