With 60% design complete, the City hired a group of skilled engineers to conduct value engineering (VE) on the 60% design documents, and come up with cost saving ideas that add value to the project. The VE team examined everything from infrastructure redundancy, to process control strategies, to energy production and optimization. This provided the City with an independent perspective from an experienced team to help the design team optimize the system and identify areas for improvement while meeting environmental, economic, and social triple bottom line objectives. Carbon footprint reduction, the future of recycled water production, and maximizing the facility’s function as a community asset were also topics of discussion. With all the progress that has been made, the WRRF Project is on schedule to break ground in the Fall of 2018. Image above: Value Engineering took several days to review design documents and provide recommendations.