BCE was contracted by US Fish and Wildlife Service to provide Value Engineering and cost estimating for a pedestrian bridge design project during a preliminary design phase. The bridge is crossing the major railroad tracks, and was interfering with its right-of-way and operations, as well as caused some safety concerns. The project construction cost estimate exceeded its budget, and concerns existed regarding the project schedule and construction execution.
BCE conducted the Value Engineering study, which considered client’s goals and objectives, as well as conditions and limitations for this project. BCE reviewed available options, estimated costs associated with each option; and conducted a Value Analysis that allowed the client to reduce the project costs by 20 percent (actual savings) while preserving all required functions.