MBP is pleased to announce that Thomas Orr, PE, CVS has recently joined the firm as Director of Optimization Strategies. He is responsible for facilitating project and process improvement workshops, conducting constructibility reviews, developing design and construction criteria, performing life cycle cost analyses and value engineering services, developing program construction market analyses, and performing in-depth building performance and project cost studies.
Orr has more than 27 years of experience providing value and cost management services to public and private sector clients in the design and construction industry. He has been the Project Manager and Value Engineering (VE) Team Leader on VE studies for various transportation agencies, responsible for assembling teams, developing agendas, coordinating workshop logistics, facilitating workshops, life cycle cost analyses, and ensuring quality assurance. His work history includes more than 10 years in the VE arena acting in various capacities on more than 300 VE studies. Prior to joining MBP, Tom held various leadership positions with U.S. Cost for the last 11 years.
“Tom is a welcome addition to the firm. His value engineering expertise will contribute to initial and long term investments for our clients, both on a national level and overseas,” states James Peck, PE, CCM, CEM, Senior Vice President, Strategic Markets and Services.
Tom holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Georgia and a Certified Value Specialist (CVS). He is a member of SAVE International and the Georgia Association of Consulting Engineers Council.
MBP is a multi-disciplined consulting firm that provides a broad range of professional services designed to mitigate risk and optimize value within the built environment. Our diverse team of experts specialize in innovative solutions to our clients’ dynamic infrastructure and facility needs. We maximize an owner’s investment by identifying performance enhancements and efficiency improvements which translate into reduced life cycle asset costs. Established in 1989, MBP is a nationally recognized construction management services firm with offices in Florida, Georgia, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Professional engineering services in North Carolina are offered by MBP Carolinas (d/b/a MBP). For more information about MBP please visit www.mbpce.com or follow us at @MBPAECnews.