MBP conducted a formal 40-hour value engineering (VE) workshop utilizing an independent team of architects and engineers. The VE study was conducted in accordance with the practices recommended by SAVE International. The Prince William County Adult Detention Center Phase 2 Expansion project consisted of the construction of a 95,250-gross-square-foot, three-story facility consisting of 204 beds for inmate housing and human resource support functions for the Sheriff’s personnel. Also included in the project is renovation of portions of the existing 71,000-gross-square-foot main jail facility.

The workshop identified approximately 62 value improvement ideas during the creative phase of the study. After these ideas were evaluated based on subjective criteria for project improvement, 38 of these were determined to enhance the value of the project and were developed as formal proposals. The 38 proposals are estimated to have cost impacts with a total potential savings of 11.7% of the project’s construction cost.

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