WHAT IS VALUE ENGINEERING? – Value engineering (VE) is a systematic method to improve the “value” of goods or products and services by using an examination of function. Value, as defined, is the ratio of function to cost. Value can therefore be increased by either improving the function or reducing the cost, or can be dramatically increased by doing both.
So a value engineered product is a product that delivers value by an excellent function to cost ratio, and this is the principle that Configured Platforms has worked on in the development of the Configured Platforms Product Range – so how does this play out in actuality…
The Configured Platforms Product Range has been designed as leanly as possible without any compromise on structural adequacy or aesthetic appeal, using innovative and cutting edge engineering techniques and formula to design every last structural member, bracing bracket and stainless steel fixing.
The kit form concept means you only pay for and receive exactly what you need, when your platform is assembled there is nothing over to discard except the packaging.
The value extends down the line to reduce the cost of cranage and the cost of other trades such as riggers on site, roofers spending many hour flashing around penetrations, and specialist acoustic engineers having to design one off acoustic solutions to suit the situation yet meet the requirements – all very significant costs related to the conventional method of Structural Steel Platforms.
At Configured Platforms we believe that “With regard to Platforms, the very word ‘Conventional’ carries an inherent stigma of the needless expense of unnecessary over engineering, due to the lack on our part of education as to the reality of Value Engineering.”
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